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The President’s BuySecure Initiative: Protecting Americans from Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft

Wed, 2014-10-22 11:22

President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order to provide consumers with more tools to secure their financial future by assisting victims of identity theft, improving the Government’s payment security as a customer and a provider, and accelerating the transition to stronger security technologies and the development of next-generation payment security tools, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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"I've Never Had a Job Like This": Life Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:43

Ed. Note: This is cross-posted from USAID. Read the original post here and follow Morgana as she guest posts on USAID's instagram from Liberia this week. 

SUAKOKO, Liberia—”It becomes day-to-day life. You get into your PPE [personal protective equipment] and you go in every day and you feel safe,” explains Audrey Rangel -- a nurse at the Bong County Ebola treatment unit run by International Medical Corps with support and funding from USAID.
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8 Ways to Boost Sales of Your Small Business Services

Wed, 2014-10-22 00:00

Struggling to differentiate your businesses’ services against the competition? Hoping to close more sales, but not sure how to do so with your limited resources? Here are eight surefire ways to...

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Meet the U.S. Military Team That's Poised to Help Respond to Ebola in the U.S.

Tue, 2014-10-21 14:13

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced this weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively, and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States.

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Here's How You Can Help With the Effort to Stop the Spread of Ebola:

Tue, 2014-10-21 14:07

President Barack Obama convenes a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Looking for ways to help fight the global spread of Ebola? Regular Americans across the country are helping in a variety of ways right now. Here are a couple options available to you.

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Franchise Due Diligence: 3 Revealing Questions To Ask Franchisees

Tue, 2014-10-21 00:00

Before you sign on the dotted line for that franchise you’ve been investigating, it’s important to make sure you have asked existing franchisees some key questions.
Most of the people I...

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A Small Business Owner's Perspective: "A High Road on the Minimum Wage"

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:50

President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich. stop for lunch at Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 2, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00

Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, and G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence
“We are...

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How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00

Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it.
Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that a...

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Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

Sat, 2014-10-18 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

October 17, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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