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The Faces of Health Care: Joanne W.

Thu, 2015-07-30 09:00

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Joanne is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"My life was saved by early detection, thanks to annual wellness checks that included a
heart ultrasound."

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Part II: Preparing to Open a Franchise

Thu, 2015-07-30 00:00

In the last blog we talked about deciding if a business is franchise worthy. The next step is the...

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Kenya for Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Wed, 2015-07-29 09:58

As the Administration’s point person on entrepreneurship, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). At the summit, Secretary Pritzker had the opportunity to highlight the work that the Department of Commerce does to address and support innovation, and meet with entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives from around the world.  

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The Faces of Health Care: Timothy S.

Wed, 2015-07-29 09:00

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Timothy is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"[The Affordable Care Act] literally saved my life."

Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Timothy S. from Saint Paul, Minnesota was forced to drop his health insurance because it was too expensive -- and "essentially worthless."
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Summer Slowdown? Make the Most of It

Wed, 2015-07-29 00:00

While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said...

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Direct Video Calling Increases Access for Deaf Citizens

Tue, 2015-07-28 18:05

Technology has given us incredible new tools to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues, and all Americans should enjoy these benefits — including, and especially, those with disabilities.

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA’s) BroadbandUSA Work Complementing ConnectHome Initiative

Tue, 2015-07-28 11:56 President Obama announced ConnectHome — a plan to bring high-speed broadband Internet to low-income housing in 27 cities and one Native American tribal community. ConnectHome is just one component of a broader Administration initiative to expand broadband and close the digital divide, and NTIA is playing a critical role in that effort. Read More

For Oil and Chemical Spills, a New NOAA Tool to Help Predict Pollution’s Fate and Effects

Tue, 2015-07-28 11:38

Accidents happen. Sometimes, they happen at places with big consequences, such as at a fertilizer factory that uses the chemical ammonia as an active ingredient.

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NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:37

Guest Post by NIST’s Dr. Robert Hanisch, Office of Data Informatics, and Dr. Heather Evans, Program Coordination Office

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How We’re Changing the Way We Respond to Petitions

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:30

President Barack Obama signs S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, in the Oval Office, Aug. 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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