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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics for Super Bowl XLIX

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:01

Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To commemorate this event, the U.S.

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U.S. Manufacturing Attracts Foreign Investment

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:20

By Mark Schmit, National Accounts Manager, National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Hollings Manufacturing Extension

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Mucky Duck’s #GetCovered Story: Pub Serves Employee Health

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:00

Editor's note: this blog was originally published on

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Behind the Budget: The Education Program Examiners

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:46

"Behind the Budget" is a series of posts featuring audio stories from staffers from across the Office of Management and Budget, discussing aspects of the budget process that most Americans don't get to see.

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Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:39

Ed. Note: This post is cross-posted at the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) blog. You can read the original post here. 
During his State of the Union address, President Obama noted that “21st-century businesses, including small businesses, need to sell more American products overseas. … 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside our borders, and we can’t close ourselves off from those opportunities.”

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Fast-Paced Foreign Direct Investment from India

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:20

Guest blog post by Vinai
Thummalapally, Executive Director of the SelectUSA Program.I
recently had the great pleasure of participating in an exciting event with
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in New Delhi. Hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (FICCI), the event brought together
business leaders, investors, and national business associations from across
India. I had the opportunity to hear their ideas and share in their excitement
about India’s fast-growing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United

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The Peace We Seek: President Obama Speaks to the People of India

Wed, 2015-01-28 16:44

President Barack Obama clasped his hands in the traditional "namaste" greeting after delivering remarks on India and America relations at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, India.

January 27, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

"The peace we seek in the world begins in human hearts. And it finds its glorious expression when we look beyond any differences in religion or tribe, and rejoice in the beauty of every soul."

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We Must Act Now to Protect Our Winters

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:27

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's blog. See the original post here.
2014 was the hottest year on record, and each of the last three decades has been hotter than the last.
In mountain towns that depend on winter tourism, the realities of climate change really hit home. Shorter, warmer winters mean a shorter season to enjoy the winter sports we love—and a financial hit for local economies that depend on winter sports.

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Honoring Our Outstanding Employees

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:43

blog post from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce AndrewsYesterday, I had the honor of presenting awards to
outstanding employees at the Commerce Department’s 66th annual Gold
and Silver Honor Awards ceremony. 

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Democracy and Progress in India

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:33

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the Republic Day Parade with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India

January 26, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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