Washington, DC - Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of two catheter-based devices designed to create a connection to veins and arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis.

Bilbao, Spain - Friday, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined Government of Bizkaia President Unai Rementeria to sign a memo of understanding (MOU) between the state and the province on collaboration in economic development. The signing, which was followed by a meeting of the Nevada delegation and Bizkaia businesses, kicks off a week-long trade mission to the Basque Country or Basque Autonomous Community in Spain.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Bill Anderson, Executive Director of the Nevada Department of Taxation, made the following statement concerning today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, freeing states to tax online commerce:

Washington, DC - An Elizabeth, New Jersey, biodiesel fuel company pleaded guilty Tuesday to discharging over 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial biodiesel fuel production into the Arthur Kill, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island, New York, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito and Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood announced.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Today, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced the creation of a new initiative aimed at attracting international, high-growth companies looking to establish U.S. footholds and expand. “Nevada Global” will partner with economic development agencies abroad to identify candidate businesses and connect them to Nevada’s startup accelerator community.

Columbia, South Carolina - Defendant Bobby Paul Edwards, 53, of Conway, South Carolina, pleaded guilty Monday in United States District Court for the District of South Carolina to one count of forced labor, admitting that he used violence, threats, isolation and intimidation to compel a man with an intellectual disability to work for over 100 hours a week without pay, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon of the District of South Carolina.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Ronny Cox and his band of virtuous musicians share funny, sad and tender moments with the power of song on Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road.

Washington, DC - The total number of workers receiving unemployment benefits is running at the lowest levels in 44 years, the Department of Labor reported Thursday in more encouraging news about the economy.

Detroit, Michigan - A CEO and four physicians were charged today in a superseding indictment as part of an investigation into a $200 million health care fraud scheme that involved a network of Michigan and Ohio pain clinics, laboratories and other medical providers.  The superseding indictment returned yesterday charges an additional wire fraud conspiracy, adds an additional count of money laundering, and contains new allegations regarding the distribution of over 4.2 million medically unnecessary dosage units of controlled substances and the administration of medically unnecessary injections that resulted in patient harm.

Washington, DC - "My Administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need." ~ President Donald J. Trump