Cross Post: U.S. Census BureauLabor Day 2014: Sept. 1The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celebration inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a "working men's holiday" on one day or another.Read More
Businesses in Napa are assessing the damage caused by the August 24, 2014 earthquake. The South Napa Earthquake shook the Northern California wine country at 3:20 a.m., causing damages to homes,...Read More
This week, the White House honored two important anniversaries for women's rights and civil rights, and the President announced new actions to improve access to quality health care for veterans.Read More
President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House,
August 28, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)Read More
Guest blog post by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. SeligEarlier
this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies
co-hosted an event showing that
Africa is one of the world’s next great sources of economic growth.
The first-ever U.S.-Africa Business
Forum brought together American and African business leaders with the heads of
nearly 50 African nations to exchange ideas and create partnerships that will
promote trade, accelerate job growth, and encourage investment.
President Obama today announced that he has asked U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President Todd Park to take on a new role for the Administration as a technology advisor based in Silicon Valley. Park will begin the new role in September after he and his family have returned home to California.
Ninety-four years ago this week, American women officially won the right to vote when the United States certified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The fight to secure that intrinsic right took generations, and nearly 100 years later, women continue to face persistent inequality and discrimination.
Today’s revision affirms that economic growth in the second quarter was strong, consistent with the recent string of solid job growth and improvements in other economic indicators. But there's more work that needs to be done to build on this momentum. That is why the President continues to act on his own to facilitate investment in American manufacturing, energy, and infrastructure, as well as take steps to improve the financial security of working families.
FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY'S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
The energy in the room was inspiring as 11 veteran and veteran spouse entrepreneurs took the stage to be honored as Champions of Change...Read More
If you’re like pretty much every person who uses content marketing to grow a business, you probably run into some creative challenges from time to time. After all, isn’t there a finite number of...Read More