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National Veterans Small Business Week in Review

Sat, 2014-11-08 00:00

Over the past week, we have been honoring veterans with the second annual National Veterans Small Business Week.  Across the country, with the help of...

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Weekly Wrap Up: 4 Things You May Have Missed This Week

Fri, 2014-11-07 18:34

Just in case you’ve been busy this week, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the highlights from the week below.

Quote of the Week

“It's time for us to take care of business. There are things this country has to do that can’t wait another two years or another four years."
-- President Obama, November 5, 2014

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The Road Ahead: President Obama Travels to the Asia Pacific

Fri, 2014-11-07 17:24

America’s security and prosperity are increasingly and inextricably linked to the Asia Pacific. Tomorrow, President Obama will head to Asia for the second time this year and his sixth time as President.
Deeply committed to our rebalancing strategy in Asia, the President will be meeting with leaders in China, Burma, and Australia to ensure that we are fostering an open, transparent security and economic order amid what is an increasing and already high demand for U.S. leadership in the region.

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West Wing Week 11/07/14 or, "Babies Love Barack"

Fri, 2014-11-07 16:06

This week, the President urged Congress to support his policies to help women and working families succeed, awarded the Medal of Honor to a heroic Civil War veteran, invited military families to a concert on the South Lawn, and, of course, greeted trick-or-treaters on Halloween. That's October 31st to November 6th.

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Keeping Up on the Minimum Wage

Fri, 2014-11-07 15:26

It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage.
He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty. He believes that the current rate of $7.25 per hour undermines our basic bargain, failing to reward hard work with a fair wage.

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Tapping Stakeholders to Help Accelerate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Fri, 2014-11-07 14:13

When you want something
done, give it to a busy person. In the case of the newly appointed members of the
National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), the
Department of Commerce has tapped a group of busy, innovative folks who are
passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce issues to advise
the Secretary on compelling challenges and opportunities in these fields. 

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Tools You Can Use: Personal Finance

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:31

Earlier this year, we launched -- a new section of our site highlighting tools from across government that can make your life easier. Today, we’re updating our collection to highlight tools that can help you make smart personal finance decisions and protect your hard-earned income.

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The Employment Situation in October

Fri, 2014-11-07 09:30

With today’s report, the unemployment rate is falling as fast as at any point in the last thirty years, and the economy is on pace for its best year of job growth since the late 1990s. The economy has come a long way since the crisis six years ago, but more must be done to create jobs for those still searching for work and ensure that those who are working see the strengthening economy translate into rising wages. The President will continue to work with Congress and do everything he can to support job creation and boost wages.

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Secretary Pritzker Works to Promote More Business in Africa

Fri, 2014-11-07 08:18

U.S. Secretary
of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Atlanta, Georgia this week to emphasize
the importance of helping U.S. companies launch and increase their business in
Africa at the “Discover Global Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa” Conference. The
event brought together U.S. government officials, visiting U.S. commercial
diplomats posted at embassies throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, international
business leaders, trade finance experts, and others to help companies identify
and develop trade and investment opportunities on the continent.

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Jumpstart Your Woman-Owned Veteran Small Business with the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

In honor and celebration of Veterans Day, join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she engages women veteran entrepreneurs during a live Google Hangout-...

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