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José Abreu: Mi Sueño, Mi Cuba

March 23, 2016

MLB player José Abreu sent the following message to the White House email list after President Obama and the First Family attended an MLB exhibition game during their historic trip to Cuba. Check out the game: 

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I remember my dream of becoming a professional MLB player, to represent my people and to help those I love through this game. Being born in a country where baseball is the national pastime gave me the foundation to become the person and the player I am today.

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A Look At Six Years of the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2016

President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

20 million.

That’s how many people now have the health coverage they need thanks to the President’s health care law. In fact, for the first time ever, more than 90% of Americans have health coverage, putting the U.S. rate of uninsured Americans at 8.8%.

In that same time, our businesses have added 14.3 million jobs — the longest streak of private-sector job growth in history.

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Live Update: The Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

March 23, 2016

President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice talk on the phone with Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco to receive an update on a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium. The President made the call from the residence of the U.S. Chief of Mission in Havana, Cuba, March 22, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Speaking in Cuba yesterday, President Obama made a statement on horrific bombings at the Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station in Belgium:

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Startup in a Day and more: Modernizing Entrepreneurs’ Experience of Government through Innovation

March 23, 2016

Summary: 
The President and this Administration are committed to modernizing the experience of government for the American people by leveraging advances in tech and innovation.
“We’...

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What the President's Trip Means to a Cuban American

March 22, 2016

Author Simone Leiro, a Cuban American at the White House. 

This week the President is in Cuba— he is the first president to travel to the country since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. This historic trip marks a turning point in the relationship between the United States and Cuba. As a Cuban-American, I view this trip as an incredible symbol of new progress for both nations and a beacon of hope for my Cuban brothers and sisters.

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Help your employees start saving for the future with myRA

March 22, 2016

Do you have part-time or seasonal employees who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan? Now, there’s an easy way to help them start saving. myRA is a new retirement savings option developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It’s designed for workers who don’t have access to retirement savings plans at work, or who lack other options to save.
How does this help your employees?

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A Simple Cash Flow Spreadsheet Anybody Can Use

March 22, 2016

If there's just one formal business skill every business owner should have, it's understanding and forecasting cash flow. It's not intuitive because it's not the same as profits; but it's vital....

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Sharing President Obama's Trip to Cuba with #CubaVisit

March 21, 2016

Since 1928, no U.S. President had traveled to Cuba — until this week. On Sunday, President Obama boarded Air Force One and blazed a new trail for the U.S.-Cuba relationship as he arrived in Havana. This historic trip has ignited excitement from Americans and Cubans alike. People across the world have taken to social media to express their excitement for the journey using #CubaVisit.

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First Look: Internet Use in 2015

March 21, 2016

Cross-blog post by John B. Morris, Jr., Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
As the Obama Administration continues to focus on expanding broadband access and adoption, NTIA released new data today that shows that some of the demographic groups that have historically lagged behind in using the Internet—such as senior citizens, minorities, and Americans with lower levels of educational attainment—are making big strides.

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President Obama: "We've Reached Havana"

March 21, 2016

President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list to reflect on his historic visit to Cuba. If you didn't get the President's message, sign up for email updates here. 

¡Hola desde Cuba! Michelle, the girls, and I are here in Havana on our first full day in Cuba. Cubans have lined the streets to welcome us, and it’s humbling to be the first U.S. president in nearly 90 years to visit a country and a people just 90 miles from our shores.

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