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4 Ways to Market Your Business This Father’s Day

June 09, 2016

Father’s Day is less than two weeks away and Americans say they will spend more than ever this year according to the National Retail...

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The Pros and Cons of Running a Seasonal Business

June 08, 2016

In business, entrepreneurs experience peaks and valleys but for small business owners who operate seasonal businesses those ups and downs intensify. The majority of their revenue is dependent on a...

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Q&A with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker: Why Trade Agreements are Vital for U.S. Economic Growth

June 08, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the Brookings Institution Blog

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SelectUSA Investment Summit Spotlight: U.S. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & Economic Data and Statistics

June 08, 2016

Guest blog post by Leeann Ji, Intern, SelectUSA
The United States welcomes foreign investment, and the numbers show that investors have confidence in the opportunities here. With a population of 320 million and a GDP that’s over $18 trillion, our nation is home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) stock than any other country: $2.9 trillion as of 2014. The U.S. affiliates of foreign companies directly employ 6.1 million people in the United States, and they spent $53 billion on American research and development in 2013.

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Celebrating World Oceans Day: Get Involved in Keepin' the Sea Free of Debris

June 08, 2016

Happy World Ocean Day to one and all! On this day each year, we take some time to celebrate our ocean and all that it does for us. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, we are all connected to the ocean, which is reflected in this year’s theme: “healthy oceans, healthy planet.” Unfortunately, there is a substantial threat to the health of our ocean: marine debris. Huge amounts of debris enter the marine environment every day, making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the ocean today.

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A Cooking Revolution: How Clean Energy and Cookstoves Are Saving Lives

June 07, 2016

Cooking: it’s a simple act that has brought families around the world together for thousands and thousands of years.

Chef José Andrés in Haiti

As a chef, I can think of few things more beautiful than that. However, I also know how deadly such a simple act can be — not only to our health, but to our environment.

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Email from First Lady Michelle Obama: Together, We Are Stronger

June 07, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama wrote the message below to the White House email list to show how people can get involved with the United State of Women Summit on June 14, 2016. Didn't get the message? Sign up for updates here.

Back when I was a girl, I had all kinds of big dreams for myself. But by the time I started school, I began encountering folks who seemed to doubt my ability to reach my goals:

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Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis: What You Need to Know

June 07, 2016

Congress should enact comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to address Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis by July 1st.  

H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), has already been passed through the House Natural Resources Committee on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis. Doing nothing would consign Puerto Rico to a chaotic, disorderly downward spiral that risks a worsening humanitarian crisis.

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Stay Safe This Summer!

June 07, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Blog
Summer means vacation, outdoor activities, and fun in the sun! It’s a time when families hit the road to visit national parks or distant relatives. The warm months and long days mean that there is plenty of time for baseball games and barbecues. The sultry temperatures practically invite you to take a dip in the pool or ocean.

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Three Reminders for Business Owners Who Hate Selling

June 07, 2016

You started a small business knowing you’d make most of your revenue by selling your products or services. But you say to friends, “I hate selling. I’m not a good salesperson.”
So, what are...

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