Washington, DC - The President Friday declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of October 20-21, 2016.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has granted Gilbarco Inc. and other ethanol flex fuel retailers a partial exemption to its Fuel Rating Rule labeling requirements. Specifically, the exemption permits retailers to reduce slightly the required label size when disclosing the ethanol content of ethanol flex fuels on the fuel selection buttons on retail pumps. Gilbarco, a retail fuel pump manufacturer, petitioned the agency for the exemption. The Commission previously granted similar exemptions for octane labels placed on fuel selection buttons.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding market power in wholesale electricity markets. The comment responds to a FERC request for comments on how it assesses market power with respect to mergers and electricity sales at market-based rates, which it evaluates under the Federal Power Act (FPA).

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States solemnly honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who lost their lives to senseless acts of violence.

Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., settling charges that the company failed to adequately disclose that it paid online influencers to post gameplay videos.

Washington, DC - The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has set a global standard designed to help promote the open and accountable management of extractive industry resources.  With 51 countries implementing the standard, including the United States, the EITI is working to strengthen citizens’ understanding of their country’s oil, gas, and mining sectors by promoting the disclosure of extractive industry revenues paid by companies and received by governments.