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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Talks About Training a Modern Manufacturing Workforce

Tue, 2014-06-17 17:00

A skilled manufacturing workforce is central to America’s future economic success. In order to best equip workers for 21st century jobs, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has for the first time made skills development a top priority for the Department of Commerce.

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One Team, One Nation: Celebrating the U.S. Men's Soccer Team at the World Cup

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:12

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Last night, I had the privilege of cheering on the U.S. men’s soccer team as it defeated Ghana in its first game of the World Cup in Brazil. It was an incredible match from the first minute to the final ones as our guys made an entire country proud.

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Assess Costs Everywhere – Now Even Better!

Tue, 2014-06-17 13:19

Guest blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Where to locate your business or a new facility for your
business is a complicated decision. Many variables are involved, and if you are
considering a location outside of the U.S., there are many factors that may not
be obvious. At Commerce, we have been focused on making this decision and all
of its moving parts easier to digest, and a major part of that is Commerce’s
ACE Tool.

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A Historic Day for Our Judiciary

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:16

This morning, the Senate confirmed three federal judges. On the one hand, they are not unique; like all of the President’s judges and judicial nominees, they have the necessary intellect, experience, integrity, and temperament. But they are special in that each of them is a trailblazer on their courts:

Judge Darrin Gayles, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is the first openly gay African American man to be confirmed as a lifetime-appointed federal judge in our nation’s history.

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Searching For A Franchise? Don’t Complicate It

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:00

It’s easy to do. It’s easy to search for a franchise. Looking for a franchise...or even a couple of franchise opportunities to investigate isn’t hard. There’s no pressure. You’re just “looking.”
It only starts to get difficult after you find one or two franchise concepts that actually make sense to you. I’m talking about franchises that you can “see” yourself owning.
Let The Fun Begin
A lot of things happen internally when you start to see franchise opportunities that you can visualize owning.

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Searching For A Franchise? Don’t Complicate It

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:00

It’s easy to do. It’s easy to search for a franchise. Looking for a franchise...or even a couple of franchise opportunities to investigate isn’t hard. There’s no pressure. You’re just “looking.”
It only starts to get difficult after you find one or two franchise concepts that actually make sense to you. I’m talking about franchises that you can “see” yourself owning.
Let The Fun Begin
A lot of things happen internally when you start to see franchise opportunities that you can visualize owning.

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Searching For A Franchise? Don’t Complicate It

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:00

It’s easy to do. It’s easy to search for a franchise. Looking for a franchise...or even a couple of franchise opportunities to investigate isn’t hard. There’s no pressure. You’re just “looking.”
It only starts to get difficult after you find one or two franchise concepts that actually make sense to you. I’m talking about franchises that you can “see” yourself owning.
Let The Fun Begin
A lot of things happen internally when you start to see franchise opportunities that you can visualize owning.

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The Urgency of Immigration Reform: Attracting the World’s Best and Brightest

Mon, 2014-06-16 16:30

It has been nearly a year since the Senate passed a strongly bipartisan immigration reform bill that would fix our broken immigration system, reduce federal deficits by nearly $850 billion, and increase GDP by $1.4 trillion over the next two decades. As the economic costs of inaction continue to grow, now is the time for the House of Representatives to do its part to get a commonsense immigration reform bill to the President’s desk. Simply put: The House can and should act before August. 

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Tune In: A Conversation About Working Families' Issues With Labor Secretary Tom Perez

Mon, 2014-06-16 16:07

This Wednesday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez will be joining a digital conversation about how working families' issues -- from paid leave to other policies that offer more flexibility in the workplace -- uniquely impact low-wage workers.
The conversation, which will be hosted and moderated by HuffPost Live, will include business leaders who have instituted these policies, workers whose lives they are helping, and business leaders who are advoacting on behalf of them. 

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Commerce in the Community: Watershed Capital Utilizes Impact Investing as an Innovative Approach to Sustainable Community Development

Mon, 2014-06-16 15:23

Ed. Note: This post is part of the Commerce in the Community
series highlighting the work of community leaders and organizations that are
strengthening the middle class and providing ladders of opportunity for all
Americans.

Below is an interview with Shawn Lesser and Michael Whelchel, Co-founders and Partners at Watershed Capital Group. Prior to starting Watershed, Shawn sold institutional equities to European banks and Michael co-managed two private equity funds in the U.S.

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