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Innovation to Power the Nation and the World: Reinventing our Climate Future

June 30, 2016

Climate change is both a real and a growing threat. Federal agencies such as the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) demonstrate this threat regularly through powerful statistics. For example, 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, and last year officially marked the warmest year ever recorded.  Additionally, May 2016 was the 13th consecutive warmest month on record and the warmest May on record for the globe.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Ryan Rhodes, Senior Advisor, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration

June 30, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Ryan Rhodes, Senior Advisor, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration
“Public service is a good and noble profession, one worthy of our lives.”

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Tune In: A White House Conversation on Automation

June 30, 2016

You’ve seen photos of self-driving cars zooming down California highways and read about lawyers that are actually chatbots. These are some of our first encounters with automation and artificial intelligence (AI). And if you’re wondering how these types of technology will change the ways we work and live, you’re not alone.

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Secretary Pritzker Joins President Obama at the North American Leaders' Summit: Signs MOU on Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship

June 29, 2016

Today, Secretary Pritzker accompanied President Obama and the U.S. delegation to Ottawa, Canada to attend the North American Leaders’ Summit. The Summit represents the importance that all three countries place on cooperation in North America, specifically in areas of economy, politics and security. This year’s NALS is hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and included bilateral and trilateral meetings between Mexico, Canada and the United States in hopes of strengthening ties between all three countries.

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Simple Social Media Guide for Small Businesses

June 29, 2016

It’s hard to escape the interest, activity and advantages of social media. Platforms are either constantly evolving. With the changing dynamics of the digital communication space, it’s important...

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President Obama Goes to Canada for the North America Leaders' Summit

June 29, 2016

 

The President was in Ottawa, Canada today for the North American Leaders' Summit.

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The Economic Benefits of a 50 Percent Target for Clean Energy Generation by 2025

June 29, 2016

At the North America Leader’s Summit President Obama will be joining the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto in laying out a historic continental goal of 50 percent clean power generation by 2025. Meeting the goal will involve clean energy development and deployment (including renewable, nuclear, and carbon capture and storage technologies), clean energy innovation (through the Mission Innovation initiative), and improved energy efficiency.

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Secretary Pritzker Promotes TPP Benefits at Retail Leaders Board of Directors Meeting

June 28, 2016

Today, Secretary Penny Pritzker touted the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) Board of Directors during its meeting in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pritzker also updated the Chief Executive Officers from numerous retail companies on the latest developments related to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  This meeting, and previous meetings held by Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews, strengthened relations between the Department of Commerce and the nation’s leaders in retail and manufacturing.

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2016 Hispanic-American Entrepreneurship Summit Works Towards Inclusive Economy

June 28, 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in partnership with the White House, hosted the 2016 Hispanic-American Entrepreneurship Summit at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Tuesday, June 28. The Summit celebrated the work and continual strides of Hispanic entrepreneurs as business leaders in America.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Paulina Montanez, Special Advisor, Office of the Secretary, Executive Secretariat Office

June 28, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Paulina Montanez, Special Advisor, Office of the Secretary, Executive Secretariat Office

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