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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Highlights Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership at Footwear Trade Association Event

May 17, 2016

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered remarks at the 2016 Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) Executive Summit. During his remarks, Deputy Secretary Andrews stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how the trade agreement would ensure our nation’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy.

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What Happens When You Tell Everyone You’re Buying A Franchise

May 17, 2016

To put it mildly, a lot of things will start happening once you share what you’re going to do. You’ve opened the floodgates, as you’ll see.
The Big Reveal
Revealing...

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President Obama Awards the Medal of Valor to 13 Public Safety Officials

May 16, 2016

President Barack Obama places the Medal of Valor on Officer Robert Sparks, who is recognized with Officer Jason Salas, right, and Captain Raymond Bottenfield of the Santa Monica College Police Department, Calif., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, May 16, 2016. The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.  (Official White House Photo By Chuck Kennedy)

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Income Inequality: A Growing Threat to Eliminating Rural Child Poverty

May 16, 2016

Rural child poverty fell by 3 percentage points from 2012 to 2014.

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The President and Vice President’s 2015 Financial Disclosure Forms

May 16, 2016

Today, the President and Vice President released their 2015 financial disclosure reports.

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Showing the World that America is—and Will Remain—Open for Business

May 16, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today honored 123 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas during the 2016 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. For the first time in the award’s 54-year history, winners represent every state and the District of Columbia. Of this year’s 123 honorees, 105 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 64 firms are manufacturers.

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Email from Tracee Ellis Ross: Know a Woman Who's Lifting Up Her Community?

May 16, 2016

Actor Tracee Ellis Ross sent the following message to the White House email list to ask people to nominate an extraordinary woman to attend the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 14. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

A wise woman once said that one is not born a woman, but rather becomes one. What makes a woman? Strength. Resilience. Compassion. Beauty from within. When I think of what it means to be a woman, I stand a little taller because I know I stand on the shoulders of women who came before me and paved the way.

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How to Start a Business in the U.S. as a Foreign National

May 16, 2016

The U.S. prides itself on being a nation born of immigrants and entrepreneurs. Opening its doors to foreign nationals seeking to live the American dream is something that continues to this day....

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Weekly Address: A Conversation About Addiction

May 14, 2016

In this week's address, Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore joined President Obama to discuss a disease that affects far too many Americans: addiction. Macklemore opened up about his own experience, his life in recovery, and the loss of a friend who overdosed on prescription drugs at a young age – emphasizing that substance use disorder affects people from all walks of life.

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Bridging the Venture Capital Gender Gap

May 13, 2016

Reducing the gap between female and male labor force participation translates to faster...

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