Presidential Proclamation on National Character Counts Week, 2018

Washington, DC - America is improved every day by men and women of great character and integrity who understand that a responsible citizenry is needed to ensure the independence and prosperity of our Nation.  The Founders cherished opportunities to grow, including those that require one to experience, learn from, and overcome hardship.  In difficult times, the American spirit is tested and defined by the character of its citizens and leaders.  We have withstood this test time and time again. 

Stemming unproven stem cell therapy claims

Orange County, California - Old West nostrum sellers used to market treatments for a broad range of diseases with the slogan “Good for what ails ya.” California-based Regenerative Medical Group used a current buzzword in science – stem cell therapy – to peddle what they claimed were treatments for conditions as varied as cerebral palsy and autism to Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and macular degeneration. But according to the FTC, they didn’t have proof to back up their expansive promises. “What ails ya?”

Apple Hill the season is upon us

Eldorado County, California - With Fall now in full swing, Californians are again starting to turn their attention to El Dorado County’s Apple Hill, which is in the midst of its 2018 production season. Here’s an encore presentation on Apple Hill’s draw as a agritourism destination, from CDFA’s award-winning Growing California video series.

The gift of data and a few words about gift cards

Washington, DC - When people take a moment to report fraud, identity theft, or questionable business practices to the FTC, they’re giving consumers everywhere a “gift” of sorts. We use those reports – we get millions every year – to warn others about the latest scams. They also serve as an important source of information for our law enforcement efforts. The FTC just announced a new development that makes those reports even more valuable.

Secretary of State Pompeo's Meeting With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. The Secretary reiterated the President’s concern with respect to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, as well as the President’s desire to determine what happened.

Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan's Meeting With Iraqi President Dr. Barhim Salih

Washington, DC - On October 14, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met in Baghdad with newly elected President of Iraq, Dr. Barhim Salih. The Deputy Secretary congratulated newly elected President Salih on his election and emphasized the importance of quickly forming a government in a manner that is responsive to the needs of all Iraqis.