From supplying daily weather forecasts, severe storm
warnings and climate monitoring, to managing fisheries management, supporting
coastal restoration and promoting marine commerce, the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) products and services are critical to the
country’s economic vitality. NOAA maintains a presence in every state, and has
a particularly robust team in Alaska.
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Blue Room of the White House, Aug. 18, 2014.
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Attorney General Eric Holder meets with local residents and community leaders of Ferguson, Missouri at Drake’s Place Restaurant.
(by Lonnie Taque, U.S. Department of Justice)Read More
Welcome to a special edition of West Wing Week, featuring a Summer Social Media Mailbag Q&A session with White House staffers. But before we get to your questions, here are a couple scenes from the President's week.Read More
The Department of Commerce is focused on creating the
conditions for businesses to grow, hire, and strengthen the economy in all 50
states. This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is in Alaska to
showcase how the Department keeps the Last Frontier open for business.
The American auto industry remains a cornerstone of our economy -- a key source of our ability to export, innovate, and create jobs. During the economic turmoil of the Great Recession, the auto sector shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, and production dropped to the lowest level recorded in data going back to the 1960s. In 2009, President Obama took decisive action to rescue the industry from imminent collapse, saving more than 1 million jobs across the country.
New taxpayers, such as recent graduates who’ve just entered the job market, probably have a clean tax slate. But seasoned taxpayers have a history that can impact their taxes going forward. Due to...Read More
Looking for tips on how to start or grow a business? Gain insight from the expert, join SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she...Read More
Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champions from the University of Central Florida, in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in Washington, D.C., August 19, 2014.
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This afternoon, the President made a statement on the killing of journalist James Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. He was 40 years old.
"The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley," President Obama said. "Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away."