Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Raj has been an outstanding Administrator, a creative innovator, and a dynamic leader. After five years, he absolutely deserves this transition, and he leaves USAID after making a dramatic mark - transforming this institution into one that's more entrepreneurial, more modern, and more nimble, while promoting resilient democracies and battling extreme poverty across the globe.

Washington, DC - From DREAMers to high-skilled workers to those seeking to reunite with their family members, Asian Americans are one of the most rapidly growing populations in the United States. According to the U.S. Census, the Asian American population in the United States grew 46% from 2000 to 2010, faster than any other major race group nationwide.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "I applaud the Senate for confirming Sarah Saldaña as Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has challenged Verisk Analytics, Inc.’s proposed $650 million acquisition of EagleView Technology Corporation, alleging that it would likely reduce competition and result in a virtual monopoly in the U.S. market for rooftop aerial measurement products used by the insurance industry to assess property claims.

Freeport, Maine - Today L.L.Bean announced year end approval of its Charitable Giving Program that will allocate $1.9 Million in grants to nearly 80 organizations for annual gifts, plus additional funding in small grants to dozens more. The program was approved by the L.L.Bean Board of Directors at their December meeting and represents an increase over last year’s charitable program.

Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Professor Marina Lao as Director of the agency’s Office of Policy Planning, succeeding Professor Andrew I. Gavil, who is returning to Howard University School of Law.