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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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President Obama on the Five Years Since Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

December 22, 2015

"In America, we don’t have to simply accept things as they are.
We have the power to change."

President Obama

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A Simplified Approach to Setting Small Business Strategy

December 22, 2015

One of the ironies of strategy, especially in small business, is that it can seem deceptively simple when it’s done right. When it works, it seems like it was always obvious. And yet there are...

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What You Need to Know About How President Obama is Fighting Climate Change

December 22, 2015

On December 12, 2015, nearly 200 countries came together in Paris to announce the most ambitious global agreement ever to combat climate change. Watch a message from President Obama on this historic achievement:

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Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2015

December 22, 2015

Third-quarter economic growth continued at a solid pace as domestic demand grew robustly. Slowing foreign growth continues to weigh on output in the United States, underscoring the importance of policies that promote continued strong and consistent domestic demand. Last week’s omnibus budget and tax agreement will help encourage these positive domestic trends.

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Rising Prescription Drug Costs: New Tool Lets You Explore What’s Happening in Medicare

December 21, 2015

You've probably heard about – or seen on your drug store receipt – evidence of the rising cost of prescription drugs. Nationwide, spending on drugs increased 12 percent in 2014, higher than in any year since 2002. Sometimes, this is linked to a breakthrough product whose cure comes with a high price tag. Other times, it is the overnight tripling of the cost of a generic drug that has been around for years. This media attention, and the reality for consumers across the country, begs a lot of questions: What are recent cost trends for the prescriptions I take? Why are they so expensive?

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of the 2015 Holiday Season

December 21, 2015

This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.
$24.5 billion

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Weekly Address: Top 10 Things that Happened in 2015

December 19, 2015

In this week's address, the President celebrated the end of the year tradition of list-making with a year-in-review list of his own. The President offered his roundup of the top 10 things that happened in 2015, all of which should make us optimistic about the prospects for 2016. This past year has been one where we’ve seen unprecedented progress in areas ranging from the Iran deal to marriage equality to concluding a historic trade agreement.

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A Critical Step Forward for a Stronger Economy and a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code

December 18, 2015

Today, the President signed into law a bipartisan budget agreement that bolsters our security, grows our economy, and reflects our values. While no deal is perfect, this agreement achieves the three key conditions set forward by the President and Congressional Democrats: undoing the harmful cuts known as sequestration, investing equally in both national security and economic growth, and avoiding ideological issues.

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