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Starting a Business in the Trucking Industry: Part One

Mon, 2015-09-14 10:32

Commercial goods and products will always require transportation to new locations.  In a growing marketplace, this need presents a great opportunity for new transportation businesses – but the...

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Arrival of the Holy See: His Holiness Pope Francis Makes His First Trip to the United States

Sun, 2015-09-13 20:10

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Pope Francis following a private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Pope Francis will make his first-ever trip to the United States next Tuesday, September 22. He’ll be arriving from Havana, Cuba for a three-city tour that will take him to Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia. On Wednesday, September 23, the President and First Lady will welcome him at the White House. You can watch the arrival ceremony and find other information about the Pope’s trip at

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Weekly Address: A New College Scorecard

Sat, 2015-09-12 06:00

In this week's address, the President announced the launch of a new College Scorecard, meant to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck. Designed with input from those who will use it most, the Scorecard offers reliable data on factors important to prospective students, such as how much graduates earn, and how much debt they have when they graduate.

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West Wing Week: 09/11/2015 or, “Heads Up America”

Fri, 2015-09-11 14:13

This week, the President welcomed to the White House the Saudi Arabian king, champions in athletic excellence, and awardees in artistic prowess. He also traveled to Massachusetts and Michigan. That's September 4th to September 10th or, "Heads Up America."


Friday, September 4

On Friday, the President welcomed His Majesty King Salman of Saudi Arabia to the White House.

Monday, September 7

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Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks: A Day for Patriotism and Service

Fri, 2015-09-11 09:12

As we reflect on the lives we lost and pay tribute to the families who still live with extraordinary pain, let us resolve to continue embodying the American spirit that no act of terror can ever extinguish.

President Obama, September 10, 2015

To mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, President Obama is asking all Americans to observe today as an officially designated Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, with acts of selflessness and charity. 

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The Current State of Energy Technology

Thu, 2015-09-10 20:19

This week, the newest iPhones were released to the world. For most of us, it is a reminder that in an age of rapid technological leaps, it can be hard to keep up with the latest advances.

When it comes to energy, however, you can read about what’s new on the device that’s in your pocket. That’s because today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which explores the current state of technologies in key energy sectors and the R&D opportunities available in the mid-term.  

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ScaleUp America: Flipping the Switch for Growth

Thu, 2015-09-10 14:50

You start a new business funded by the savings of your family and friends. You feel a heavy weight. You work harder than you ever have to perfect your product, open your doors, manage your working...

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Back-to-School Means More International Trade in Education

Thu, 2015-09-10 11:55

Guest blog post by John Siegmund, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration
As the summer comes to an end, millions of students are returning to campuses all over the country.  A good portion of these students are coming from abroad. Did you know that the tuition and living expenses of foreign students make up an important services export?  In 2013 the total came to $27 billion in U.S. exports, roughly twice the amount of a decade ago.  The total number of international students has also grown steadily. 

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Expanding Small Business Owners’ Access to Our Data with Census Business Builder

Thu, 2015-09-10 09:59

Cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's Blog
The U.S. Census Bureau is the premiere source of data about America’s economy and businesses, and we’re committed to making our data more accessible than ever before. I’m pleased to introduce our latest tool in that effort: Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition.

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5 Steps for Protecting Your Trade Secrets

Thu, 2015-09-10 05:00

The Coca Cola formula and KFC recipe are two of the most valuable, closely-guarded trade secrets around. But you don’t have to be a large corporation to have highly valuable trade secrets....

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