Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (JEDE) held the second in a two-part series of hearings on the California economy. Representatives of the state’s labor, workforce training, and economic development agencies testified along with representatives of the California Economic Summit and the manufacturing industry about the importance of aligning state efforts to expand the state’s economic recovery.
Washington, DC - The FTC keeps its finger on the pulse of markets, channeling its resources to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair practices involving new technologies. A few years ago, we created the Mobile Technology Unit to help bring consumer protection into the mobile era. Staffers assist the Bureau of Consumer Protection and FTC regions with law enforcement investigations and lend their expertise to the development of consumer protection policy.
Sacramento, California - Video a look back at AG Day 2015 "Breaking New Ground":
Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich announced in a blog post published today the formation of the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI), a successor to the Bureau’s Mobile Technology Unit (MTU) that will expand the agency’s technology expertise in an age of rapid technological innovation.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The Useful to Usable climate initiative based at Purdue University has added an online tool enabling farmers and agricultural advisers to better assess how climate patterns in other parts of the world can influence local conditions and corn yields across the Corn Belt.
West Lafayette, Indiana - Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste.