Why bedbugs are winning at our favorite hotels

Yuma, Arizona - The summer travel season is upon us, offering an opportunity for families across the U.S. to reconnect. The goal is simple — to make memories that last a lifetime. Bedbugs are the very last souvenir you want your family to bring home. A recent study conducted by the University of Kentucky found that bedbug reporting on online review sites and social media have a “…big impact on purchasing decisions.” It’s no surprise that both leisure and business travelers would avoid a bedbug-infested hotel.

Deputy Secretary Blinken to Give Keynote Remarks at Center for Strategic and International Studies on U.S. Alliances in the 21st Century

Washington, DC - On June 29 at 10:00 a.m., Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will give remarks at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event on the value of U.S. Alliances in the 21st Century.

Volkswagen to Spend up to $14.7 Billion to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests and Deceiving Customers on 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles

Washington, DC - In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), German automaker Volkswagen AG and related entities have agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers.

FTC Requires Ball Corporation to Divest Eight Aluminum Can Plants to Ardagh as a Condition of Acquiring Rexam

Washington, DC - Ball Corporation has agreed to sell to Ardagh Group S.A. eight U.S. aluminum can plants and associated assets in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed acquisition of Rexam PLC - worth $8.4 billion when proposed in February 2015 – is likely anticompetitive.

President Obama on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "I am pleased to see the Supreme Court protect women's rights and health today. As the brief filed by the Solicitor General makes clear and as the Court affirmed today, these restrictions harm women's health and place an unconstitutional obstacle in the path of a woman's reproductive freedom.