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Behind the Budget: Dr. Julian Harris, OMB Associate Director for Health

January 29, 2015

"Behind the Budget" is a series of posts featuring audio stories from staffers from across the Office of Management and Budget, discussing aspects of the budget process that most Americans don't get to see.

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Top 5 Reasons to Apply to be an IMCP Designated Community

January 29, 2015

Today, the Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration
(EDA) announced the next round of competition for designation as a
“Manufacturing Community” under the Investing in Manufacturing
Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. IMCP is designed to
revolutionize the way federal agencies leverage economic development funds. It
encourages communities to develop comprehensive economic development strategies
that will strengthen their competitive edge for attracting global manufacturer

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4.5 Million Young Adults Have Gained Coverage Since 2010, Improving Access to Care and Benefitting Our Economy

January 29, 2015

Young adults historically faced unique challenges in obtaining health insurance coverage. In 2009, nearly one-third of young adults ages 19-25 lacked health insurance, more than twice the rate for Americans overall. But the nation has since made dramatic progress in expanding coverage among young adults, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s provision allowing young adults to remain on a parent’s plan through age 26 and its broader expansion of coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid.

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics for Super Bowl XLIX

January 29, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To commemorate this event, the U.S.

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U.S. Manufacturing Attracts Foreign Investment

January 29, 2015

By Mark Schmit, National Accounts Manager, National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Hollings Manufacturing Extension
Partnership

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Mucky Duck’s #GetCovered Story: Pub Serves Employee Health

January 29, 2015

Editor's note: this blog was originally published on HHS.gov.By:...

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Behind the Budget: The Education Program Examiners

January 28, 2015

"Behind the Budget" is a series of posts featuring audio stories from staffers from across the Office of Management and Budget, discussing aspects of the budget process that most Americans don't get to see.

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Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

January 28, 2015

Ed. Note: This post is cross-posted at the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) blog. You can read the original post here. 
During his State of the Union address, President Obama noted that “21st-century businesses, including small businesses, need to sell more American products overseas. … 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside our borders, and we can’t close ourselves off from those opportunities.”

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Fast-Paced Foreign Direct Investment from India

January 28, 2015

Guest blog post by Vinai
Thummalapally, Executive Director of the SelectUSA Program.I
recently had the great pleasure of participating in an exciting event with
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in New Delhi. Hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (FICCI), the event brought together
business leaders, investors, and national business associations from across
India. I had the opportunity to hear their ideas and share in their excitement
about India’s fast-growing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United

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The Peace We Seek: President Obama Speaks to the People of India

January 28, 2015

President Barack Obama clasped his hands in the traditional "namaste" greeting after delivering remarks on India and America relations at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, India.

January 27, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

"The peace we seek in the world begins in human hearts. And it finds its glorious expression when we look beyond any differences in religion or tribe, and rejoice in the beauty of every soul."

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