New York woman arrested for bilking investors out of $23 million in investment scam

New York - A commodity pool operator has been charged with defrauding more than 20 individual investors out of $23 million. The arrest follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) El Dorado Task Force.

USDA Awards More Than $14.5 Million to Support Plant Health and Resilience Research

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday awarded more than $14.5 million in grants to support research into plant health, production and resilience. These grants were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

NOAA issues proposed rules designating Atlantic sturgeon critical habitat

Washington, DC - NOAA Fisheries today announced two proposed rules to designate critical habitat for five distinct population segments of federally listed Atlantic sturgeon.

Lawsuit Filed to Challenge New Department of Labor Rule That Prevents Financial Professionals from Best Serving Retirement Savers

Washington, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Financial Services Institute, Financial Services Roundtable, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Insured Retirement Institute, Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, and Texas Association of Business filed on June 1st a legal challenge to the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule for brokers and registered investment advisers serving Americans with Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k) plans.

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

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

  • Micah Fialka-Feldman – Member, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Betty Williams – Member, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Elie Wiesel – Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
  • Donald L. Pereira – Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Tod Sedgwick – Member, World War I Centennial Commission