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Hispanic Businesses are at the Forefront of Small Business Growth

Wed, 2014-10-15 00:00

As we close out another successful Hispanic Heritage Month, the SBA would like to congratulate the more than 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses and entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to ensure...

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6 Essential Elements of Any Internship Program

Wed, 2014-10-15 00:00

Internships represent a burgeoning market. According to...

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President Obama Joins International Military Leaders to Discuss Coalition Efforts Against ISIL

Tue, 2014-10-14 19:02

President Barack Obama participates in a meeting hosted by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense to discuss the coalition efforts in the ongoing campaign against ISIL. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, U.S. Central Command also participates in the meeting at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Oct. 14, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Secretary Pritzker Meets With Gaming Industry CEOs in Silicon Valley

Tue, 2014-10-14 15:54

On
Monday, U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with various gaming
industry CEOs at Electronic Arts in Silicon Valley to learn more about the
creative job skills and talent required to maintain American competitiveness,
as well as the gaming industry’s overall contribution to the economy. She also
toured Electronic Arts and GlassLab. Electronic Arts (EA) is a developer and
publisher of computer and video games with several subsidiaries which includes
sports role-playing, racing and combat, online communities and original

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The Department of Defense Must Plan for the National Security Implications of Climate Change

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:30

The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country. That requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies.

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Weekly Address: America Is a Place Where Hard Work Should Be Rewarded

Sat, 2014-10-11 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 9, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Weekly Wrap Up: The Millennial Age and the Minimum Wage

Fri, 2014-10-10 18:33

This week, the White House took action in our response to Ebola, explained the need to raise the minimum wage, joined Medium, and was inspired by Millennials. Find out more in this week’s Weekly Wrap Up.

We Took Action in Our Response to Ebola
On Monday, the President met with senior staff to discuss our response to the Ebola outbreak. At the meeting:

They outlined the United States' broader preparedness plans.

They spoke about the domestic and international efforts to contain and end the epidemic.

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"The Geography of Hope": President Obama Designates the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Fri, 2014-10-10 17:37

President Barack Obama walks onstage at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, Calif., where he announced the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Oct. 10, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Calling All Innovators to Help Fight Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-10 16:43

Health workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) wait to enter the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia on Sept. 22, 2014. PPE is their primary protection, but it is also the greatest source of stress.

(by Morgana Wingard, USAID)

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How $10.10 Would Affect You:

Fri, 2014-10-10 16:26

In this year's State of the Union address, the President once again called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and soon after used his pen to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts. Raising the minimum wage nationwide would provide 28 million workers with a pay increase and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country.

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