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SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund

Mon, 2014-05-12 11:31

The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a $2.5 million competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each to fund operating budgets. To award the prizes, applicants will be judged by an expert panel that will consider each applicant's stated mission, founding team members and business goals among other core components. The application deadline is August 2, 2014.

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National Small Business Week Starts Today

Fri, 2014-05-09 14:49

This week, America’s celebrates the difference-makers in our economy as we kickoff National Small Business Week today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.
You can watch the live stream of our kickoff event starting at 11:40 a.m. EST at

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Progress Continues in our Transition to an Improved Patent Classification System

Tue, 2014-03-25 09:38 We remain hard at work implementing the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system launched in January 2013. CPC, let me remind you, is a joint patent classification system between the USPTO and the European Patent Office that enables patent examiners and patent system users worldwide to conduct more efficient prior-art searches. Read More - Providing Citizens with Eligibility Screening for Government Benefits

Wed, 2014-03-05 10:50 is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, providing citizens with an online eligibility prescreening tool to help find government benefits that they may be eligible to receive. Read More

Weekly Address: Working Together on Behalf of the American People

Sat, 2013-12-21 01:00

In his weekly address, President Obama highlights the bipartisan budget agreement that unwinds some of the cuts that were damaging to the economy and keeps investments in areas that help us grow, and urges both parties to work together to extend emergency unemployment insurance and act on new measures to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.

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On the Clock: Why Congress Needs to Extend Unemployment Insurance

Fri, 2013-12-20 06:30

1.3 million Americans are about to lose a vital lifeline of unemployment insurance benefits if Congress doesn't act. This is money that helps pay the bills while folks work hard to find their next job.

And it gets worse: If we don't do anything in 2014, an additional 3.6 million Americans will lose their benefits.

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Continued Progress on the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Initiative

Thu, 2013-12-19 07:25

Today the United States and Canada released the 2013 Implementation Report on the Beyond the Border Initiative. The report highlights the significant progress we have made over the last year to enhance economic cooperation and to address threats before they reach our common border. Our two countries are doing all we can to make trade and travel easier and less expensive, supporting economic competiveness and prosperity, while partnering to keep our communities safe. 

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The Economy in 2013

Wed, 2013-12-18 20:00

The economy is finishing 2013 in a stronger place than where it began the year, though more work remains to grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class. This is especially notable given the general fiscal environment, including the onset of the sequester in March, and the government shutdown and debt limit brinksmanship in October. The recent budget bill passed by Congress on a bipartisan basis will contribute to certainty, a better fiscal stance over the next year, and more funding for the critical ingredients of longer run growth.

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Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits this Holiday Season

Sat, 2013-12-07 01:00

In this week’s address, President Obama says that before Congress leaves for vacation, they should extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million hardworking Americans who will lose this lifeline at the end of the year.

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