Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Well, Mr. Chairman, thank you very, very much. It’s really a pleasure to be here with you today and with all my former colleagues and several of my non-former. But I deeply appreciate the opportunity to testify. And I welcome your chairmanship, Mr. Chairman, and Ranking Member Leahy’s continued efforts on this committee. I have always found this committee has worked very hard to be bipartisan or apolitical and find the important middle ground for America, and I appreciate those efforts.
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Dana J. Hyde will welcome Liberian Finance Minister Amara Konneh in the Treaty Room of the U.S. Department of State for an MCC compact development signing ceremony marking MCC’s engagement with Liberia post-Ebola at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court, aiming to stop an operation that has targeted consumers with outstanding payday loans, saying they could help resolve those debts but then providing little or none of the financial relief they promised. As a result, many consumers stopped making payments to the original lenders and found themselves in even deeper financial trouble, having paid hundreds of dollars in fees for no benefit.
Washington, DC - We welcome New Zealand’s decision to contribute New Zealand Defence Force personnel to a Building Partner Capacity training mission in Iraq as part of the Counter-ISIL Coalition.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The reasons for the dwindling population of smelt prey fish in the Great Lakes to near historic lows are more complicated than previously believed, new research from Purdue University and collaborators suggests.
San Francisco, California - On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a $3.75 million settlement with eBay over allegations the company violated state anticompetitive laws by making a “no-poach” agreement with Intuit between 2006 and 2009.