Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia urges local businesses to apply for job creation tax credits through the state’s California Competes program. The state is authorized to award over $100 million in tax credits this fiscal year to small, medium and large companies across the state. Last fiscal year, GO-Biz awarded $28.9 million to 29 companies that are planning to create 6,000 jobs and invest more than $2 billion in the state.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Escondido, California - A 6-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf received a bottle feeding at the Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park earlier today, and then was given some time to get to know a possible new playmate, an 8-month-old Ankole calf. The pair, introduced three days ago, have not yet bonded and are still getting to know each other. Animal care staff at the Safari Park hope that they will become longtime companions.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Haiti and the world mark on Monday five years since the devastating 2010 earthquake hit Haiti. On January 12, 2010, our close friend and neighbor suffered an unimaginable blow: The earthquake left an estimated 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured, countless homes and businesses leveled, and 1.5 million Haitians homeless. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones they left behind.
Company That Touted Products’ Ability to Treat Children’s Speech Disorders Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers
Washington, DC - An Illinois company and its owner will stop making allegedly deceptive claims that their dietary supplements are proven effective at treating childhood speech disorders, including those associated with autism, in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. Under the FTC settlement, the defendants also will pay $200,000 and are required to disclose any material connections with their endorsers.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on a proposal to study the effectiveness of the Commission’s orders in merger cases where it required a divestiture or other remedy. The study would update and expand on the divestiture study the FTC issued in 1999, and should provide information on whether the orders met their remedial goals.