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New Search Tool Driven by API Helps U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws

Thu, 2014-11-20 10:29

Starting today, U.S. companies can use a simple tool to search the federal government’s Consolidated Screening List (CSL). The CSL is a streamlined collection of nine different “screening lists” from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and the Treasury that contains names of individuals and companies with whom a U.S. company may not be allowed to do business due to U.S. export regulations, sanctions, or other restrictions. If a company or individual appears on the list, U.S.

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Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist

Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00

Each year, the 11 federal agencies that provide funding via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)...

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3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market

Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00

If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably too busy to stay on top of the latest and greatest social media marketing tools. And with more coming online all the time, it’s...

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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Addresses Global Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in Minneapolis

Wed, 2014-11-19 18:04

 Earlier this week, Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews traveled to Minneapolis and provided the keynote address on the Administration’s trade agenda and global opportunities for U.S. businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sectors at the Discover Global Markets Healthcare and Life Sciences Conference. The event was part of the Discover Global Markets series, which is sponsored by the International Trade Administration’s U.S.

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More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge

Wed, 2014-11-19 16:05

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Earlier today, speaking to more than 100 school superintendents in the East Room of the White House, President Obama launched a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge.

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Fostering Economic Development in Tribal Communities and Among Native-owned Enterprises

Wed, 2014-11-19 15:34

Today, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and
the Economic Development Administration teamed up to launch the Tribal
Economic Development Webinar Series. Beginning on November 19, 2014, the
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Economic Development
Administration (EDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host five
webinars over the course of one year. This series is designed to help tribal
leaders, tribal administrators, Native American-owned enterprises, and tribal

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Paving the Way for a New Legion of Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Wed, 2014-11-19 14:16

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews last week
spoke at the National Asian Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and
Entrepreneurship (ACE) Conference and reaffirmed the Administration’s
commitment to strengthening AAPI businesses in the U.S. and around the globe.
He showcased the Department’s wide array of programs available to help the AAPI
community successfully grow their businesses and knock down barriers in the
process.  

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Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

Wed, 2014-11-19 13:00

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, NV.

January 29, 2013.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Electric Vehicles Help Drive Climate Action

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:41

Yesterday at the White House, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and I got to see American innovation in action, as Pacific Gas & Electric demonstrated their new plug-in hybrid bucket truck — a utility vehicle with emissions nearly 80% lower than a conventional truck.
Not only does PG&E’s plug-in hybrid utility vehicle run cleaner, it provides up to 120 kW of exportable power — meaning that the trucks can actually be used to shorten or end power outages by plugging their reserves into the grid.

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