Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission charged a nationally advertised gold and silver marketing operation with bilking millions from consumers.  The FTC seeks to recover money from the defendants to return to their customers, many of whom allegedly lost thousands of dollars to the scheme.

New York, New York - Friday, June 3rd  10:30AM ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver her final commencement address as First Lady at the 170th Commencement Ceremony of The City College of New York on the CCNY campus in historic Harlem, where more than 3,000 students make up the Class of 2016.

Washington, DC - On May 5 and 6, 2016, NIST hosted a technical colloquium on an important question facing virtually every branch of forensic science today: How should forensic examiners quantify the weight of evidence they find in a case? This was the first technical colloquium in the United States to focus specifically on this issue, and it generated an animated and much needed exchange of ideas.

Washington, DC - The last few bolts were tightened just weeks ago – by hand. Now fully restored, NIST’s 4.45 meganewton (one million pounds-force) deadweight machine – the largest in the world – is back online and once again performing force calibrations for customers, which include U.S. aerospace manufacturers, U.S. military laboratories, and top-end commercial force calibration labs.

Washington, DC - A federal court jury in Utah delivered a verdict in favor of the Federal Trade Commission against three Utah-based firms and their owner, finding that they engaged in deceptive and unlawful telemarketing campaigns pitching movies, including making more than 117 million illegal calls to consumers, in violation of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).