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Evaluating Investments in Community Resilience: New Guide Explains How

January 04, 2016

Communities weighing choices for capital improvement projects intended to improve their resilience to severe weather, wildfires, earthquakes, or other types of hazards now have a new guide to help them sort through the costs and benefits of each when deciding which investment is best for their particular circumstances.

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Start the New Year Off Right: 5 Resolutions for Better Business

January 04, 2016

Happy New Year! While everyone is making a slew of personal resolutions it is time for you to make some resolutions to get your business on track. The New Year is the perfect time to reaffirm your...

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West Wing Week: 1/1/2016 or, “U.S. Mission Manila”

December 31, 2015

This week, West Wing Week takes a short break from our regularly scheduled programming to take you behind the scenes with the U.S. Embassy in Manila, to show you what it's like for folks working at a U.S. Embassy when POTUS comes to your country.

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More than 5.02 Million Records Released

December 30, 2015

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in September 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 5.02 million—all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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This is How We Got to Zero Ebola Cases in West Africa:

December 30, 2015

For the first time since this outbreak was detected in West Africa in early 2014, the world has now gone over 40 consecutive days without a single reported Ebola case.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Guinea has successfully halted Ebola transmission and now joins Sierra Leone and Liberia in recovering from this devastating disease. This represents a significant milestone for Guinea, West Africa, and the international community.

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Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

December 30, 2015

As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the United States population will be 322,762,018 on Jan. 1, 2016. This represents an increase of 2,472,745, or 0.77 percent, from New Year’s Day 2015. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 14,016,480, or 4.54 percent.

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Weekly Address: Merry Christmas from the President and First Lady

December 25, 2015

In this week's address, the President and First Lady wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They celebrated the values of the season, and in that spirit of gratitude honored all the brave men and women in uniform fighting to keep us safe, as well as the families that stand by them. The President and First Lady asked that everyone take time this holiday season to visit JoiningForces.gov, and find out how to give back to the troops, veterans, and military families in your community.

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Engaging the International Community on Cybersecurity Standards

December 23, 2015

U.S. companies are most effective when they can rely on the same cybersecurity standards overseas as they do in the United States. Not only do common standards make it easier for product development and sales, companies can more easily maintain and enhance network defense and resilience, which are vital in today’s world of diverse cyber threats.  That’s why I am pleased to announce the release of a new strategy to improve the U.S. government’s participation in the development and use of international standards for cybersecurity.

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6 Steps for Opening a Fitness Center

December 23, 2015

Getting fit and staying fit is a state of mind and an entrepreneurial opportunity. According to IHRSA, in the beginning of 2015 there were...

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Listen on Spotify: The Obamas' and Bidens' Holiday Playlists

December 23, 2015

Just in time for Christmas, the Obamas and the Bidens are sharing their favorite holiday music on Spotify with Americans celebrating the holidays around the country. "Holidays with the Obamas," curated by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, takes you from a Charlie Brown Christmas to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You." "Holidays with the Bidens," picked by Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, features songs from Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, and Lady Gaga. 

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