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Understanding the U.S. Regulatory Environment for Business and Intellectual Property Protection: A Road to U.S. Business Success

June 15, 2016

The following is a cross-blog post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog
Guest blog post by Arnold Lutzker, Attorney, Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., and  Jack Rovner, Attorney, The Health Law Consultancy, Chicago, Illinois

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Today's Victory on Net Neutrality

June 14, 2016

The message below was sent to people who signed a We the People petition on safeguarding net neutrality. To sign or create a petition on an issue that matters to you, check out petitions.whitehouse.gov.

Today, a federal court of appeals fully upheld the FCC's strong net neutrality rules to keep the internet open, fair, and free.

This is a victory for the millions of Americans like you who made your voices heard in support of a fair and free internet -- who petitioned your government, spoke out on social media, and stood up for what you believe.

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Secretary Pritzker Encourages Mentorship Among Women

June 14, 2016

By Melissa English, Press Intern, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke at the final session of the Department’s “Enterprising Women of Commerce” speaker series.

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President Obama: "ISIL Is Under More Pressure Than Ever Before"

June 14, 2016

Following a meeting with his National Security Council today, President Obama delivered remarks on our fight against ISIL. In the wake of the tragic shooting in Orlando, the President made clear that the federal government is taking every measure to stop similar attacks. He then highlighted the latest in our intensifying efforts to destroy ISIL and made clear that in this fight we will not abandon the values that define us as Americans.

Here are some key takeaways from his speech:

1. ISIL is under more pressure than ever before.

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SelectUSA Investment Summit Spotlight: Workforce Development

June 14, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration Tradeology blog
By Peggy Philbin, Deputy Executive Director and Cheif Operating Officer for SelectUSA

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A Versatile Tool for Creating Energy Efficient Homes

June 14, 2016

Guest blog post by Hunter Fanney, Senior Research Scientist in NIST’s Engineering Laboratory
Just over five years ago, we were on the verge of starting construction on a unique addition to the ​NIST Gaithersburg, Md., campus, the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF). My vision for the facility—a beautiful-looking house that’s really a high-tech laboratory—was that it would provide insight and lessons that would help us design more efficient and healthier next-generation single family homes.

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Email from Valerie Jarrett: Join in the United State of Women Summit

June 14, 2016

Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett sent the below message to the White House email list to invite people to join in the first United State of Women Summit. Didn't get the message? Sign up for updates here.

Here's why we're talking about the #StateofWomen today:

Women are increasingly serving as leaders throughout industry, civil society, and government -- but we know that we cannot rest until we tackle the critical issues that still prevent women and girls from reaching their true potential.

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Follow Along: The United State of Women

June 14, 2016

The United State of Women Summit is rallying all of us together to celebrate what women and girls have achieved, and how we are taking action to move forward. Covering key gender equality issues, we hope to make a powerful difference in our collective future.

Watch Live

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International Economic Development Council Partners with SelectUSA

June 13, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog.
Guest blog post by Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, 2016 Chair of the International Economic Development Council, and the President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership in Richmond, Virginia.

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Email from Alonzo Mourning: How organ donation saved my life

June 13, 2016

NBA Champion Alonzo Mourning sent the following message to the White House email list to discuss the vital importance of organ donation. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

During my basketball career, I won the NBA Finals and an Olympic Gold Medal. I thought I was strong enough to take on anything that came my way -- that there was nothing I couldn't just put some ice on and play through.

Then, in 2001 I was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease called focal glomerulosclerosis and was told that I needed a kidney transplant.

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