San Francisco, California - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that Blue Rhino and AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange, the two leading suppliers of propane exchange tanks, illegally colluded to push Walmart, a key customer, to accept a reduction in the amount of propane in exchange tanks.

Atlanta, Georgia - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Atlanta to view U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) operations at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and meet with TSA and airport stakeholders to discuss collective efforts to facilitate travel while ensuring the highest standards of security.

Washington, DC - Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

New Orleans, Louisiana - Tomorrow, January 8, marks the 200th anniversary of Major General Andrew Jackson’s triumphant victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans. To commemorate this historic event, the U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the War of 1812 Battle of New Orleans Limited Edition Forever stamps at the site of the battle.

Washington, DC - Brian E. Thompson, 54, a former loan guarantee specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was sentenced today to serve 26 months in prison for a scheme in which he stole over $843,000 of government money.

Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy research and development projects from America’s top innovators for disruptive new technologies in transportation and stationary applications.