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Email: "Still Want to Enter?"

January 27, 2015

Earlier today, Video Director Adam Garber sent the following message to the White House email list earlier today, noting that the deadline for White House Student Film Festival submissions is February 2. If you're a student filmmaker and you want to submit a video -- or you know someone else who fits that description -- visit our Student Film Festival page here!
Didn't get the email? Sign up for updates here.

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Counties as Partners in Investment Decisions- NACo’s 2014 County Economic Tracker

January 27, 2015

Guest Blog post by Emilia Istrate, PhD, Director of Research
and Outreach, National Association of Counties

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Remind You of Someone? You Should Share These:

January 27, 2015

2014 saw dramatic reductions in the amount of Americans without health insurance, corresponding with the estimated 10 million people who have already gained health insurance since the beginning of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. As more Americans gain coverage and we approach the February 15th HealthCare.gov enrollment deadline, one artist highlights what these diverse Americans have in common in a series of shareable graphics.
Do any of these remind you of someone you know?
Share it with them using the buttons below each image.

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Secretary Pritzker Focuses on Strengthening Bilateral Commercial Relationship, Increasing Foreign Direct Investment During Trip to India

January 27, 2015

Secretary Pritzker
today concluded a three-day trip to India, where she was honored to join the
U.S. delegation traveling with President Obama. During the trip, she announced the expansion of
the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue to a Strategic and Commercial Dialogue
(S&CD), reflecting the two countries’ commitment to strengthening
commercial and economic ties. Secretary Pritzker will chair the new commercial
components of the Dialogue.

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President Obama Protects Untouched Marine Wilderness in Alaska

January 27, 2015

Today, the President is taking another step to protect our most valuable natural resources. Relying on an authority used by presidents of both parties since Eisenhower, President Obama is designating 9.8 million acres in the waters of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska’s coast as off-limits to consideration for future oil and gas leasing. This action builds on recent steps by the President to protect Bristol Bay and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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DOC Operating Status for January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015

This message applies to Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
In
accordance with the Office of Personnel Management’s Operating Status,
Department of Commerce offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

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How to Guesstimate Your Starting Costs

January 27, 2015

How much will it take to start that new business you’re thinking of? Use these simple steps to develop a good estimate. You don’t get to know for sure, but if you have the discipline to...

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The Highlights of President Obama's Visit to India

January 26, 2015

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Naredra Modi have tea in the garden gazebo at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India.

January 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Calls for More Trade and Investment with India

January 26, 2015

As part of President Obama’s official delegation to
India, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined the President and Prime
Minister of
India Narendra Modi at the U.S.-India Business Summit where they
addressed a large group from both the U.S. and Indian private sectors on ways
to expand market access and increase opportunities for U.S. firms through
improvements in India’s business climate. Secretary Pritzker
specifically addressed how Commerce can play a role in helping

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Map: Here's How the President's Actions on Immigration Will Impact Your State

January 26, 2015

"Passions still fly on immigration, but surely we can all see something of ourselves in the striving young student, and agree that no one benefits when a hardworking mom is snatched from her child, and that it’s possible to shape a law that upholds our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants."
-- President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015

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