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Export Success Series: Chilean Exports Save Thirty Plus Jobs

June 05, 2015

In recent years, American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), a custom ambulance production company based in North Carolina, has increased exports to several countries—namely, Chile. Addressing the growing demand for safe, custom-made emergency vehicles, Chile has become a vital partner with AEV. 

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President Obama Honors the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants at the White House

June 05, 2015

President Barack Obama joins the Giants team for a group photo during an event to welcome the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House to honor the team and their 2014 World Series victory, in the East Room, June 4, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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West Wing Week: 06/05/15 or, “Two Rules”

June 05, 2015

This week, the President met with one of our oldest European allies, held a Q&A with 75 young Southeast Asian leaders, awarded two medals of honor posthumously, and welcomed the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to the White House. That’s May 29th to June 4th or, “Two Rules.” 

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Asked and Answered: What 10-Year-Old Yadid Asked the President

June 05, 2015

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President -- or a Senior Administration Official -- and an American who wrote him. If you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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The Employment Situation in May

June 05, 2015

The economy added 280,000 jobs in May—the strongest month of the year so far—as wages continued to rise and the participation rate ticked upward. We have now added 5.6 million jobs over the past two years, the best two-year job growth since 2000. Although the job market has made considerable progress throughout this recovery, challenges remain for our economy and there is more work to do.

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Behind the Lens: Photographing an American Hero

June 05, 2015

Six years ago — on June 6, 2009 — I photographed Cory Remsburg for the first time.

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Secretary Pritzker Discusses Importance of Travel and Tourism Industry at IPW in Orlando

June 04, 2015

On Monday, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Orlando and spoke at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual IPW event. IPW is the world’s largest travel and tourism trade show dedicated to the sale of U.S. goods and services. During her remarks, she also issued the 2015 Spring Travel Forecast, which showcases America as a premier travel destination with continued international visitation growth through 2020.
 

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Why the President’s Trade Deal Is the Best Ingredient to Empower Women in Business

June 04, 2015

½ lb butter, ½ cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, flour, salt, oatmeal, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips. Separate and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
That’s the recipe for freckled oat cookies, and a delicious artifact of my life as an accidental entrepreneur.

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Secretary Pritzker Visits Greentown Labs in Boston, Nation’s Largest Cleantech Incubator

June 04, 2015

Yesterday, Secretary Pritzker visited Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts, the nation’s largest cleantech incubator. She participated in a roundtable discussion with its hardware-driven member companies about how to best support U.S. competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. As an incubator, Greentown provides its 47 companies with access to prototyping space, shared machine shop tools, services, education, and the network they need to launch companies quickly.
 

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A Very Presidential Red-tailed Hawk

June 04, 2015

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the National Audubon Society. You can read the original post here

A young Red-Tailed Hawk perches near its new stomping grounds—the White House. Photo: DJ Patil
Despite its manicured gardens and bruising security detail, the White House is wilder than you’d think. Over the centuries it has served as the temporary residence of not just every president since John Adams (the Clinton years were especially untamed) but also birds, raccoons, and even a rogue fox.
The latest visitor? A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.
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