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U.S. Takes New Steps to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Wed, 2015-08-05 10:00

The loss of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the Lion has dominated recent news coverage. What has received less attention is that five elephants were killed in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya as well last week.
These incidents raise the question of how to best protect treasured wildlife. Poaching is a global problem and a focused effort is required to combat it, even when it's not in the headlines. And that's what we're committed to do.

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Urban Alliance Interns Reflect on Their Job Experiences at the USPTO

Tue, 2015-08-04 17:39

In a packed room of excited students and their proud mentors, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews addressed a group of high school students who successfully completed their Urban Alliance (UA) internships throughout Virginia. He spoke about his own introduction to the working world as a young man in Syracuse, N.Y., and the powerful lessons he learned from that experience. Andrews stated, “It is not where you start—it is where you finish.”  

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Secretary Pritzker Highlights Commerce Leadership and Partnership in Indian Country

Tue, 2015-08-04 17:14

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a clear message to tribal leaders and youth in Michigan last week: keeping Indian Country “Open for Business” is a high priority for the Department of Commerce and the Obama Administration.
During her visit to the Upper Peninsula, Secretary Pritzker met with local Native American leaders and students to discuss how government can best empower tribes to chart their own economic futures.

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Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Spotlight at White House Today

Tue, 2015-08-04 15:43

Today, President Obama is hosting the White House’s first ever Demo Day, casting a spotlight on inclusive entrepreneurship and the importance of...

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Filling the Innovation Gap for Women’s Empowerment

Tue, 2015-08-04 14:28

Did you know that U.S. women create and control a vast and growing amount of wealth? Women control $11.2 trillion, or 39% of our nation’s $28.6 trillion investable assets. Every year, more and...

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Startup in a Day: Four Things You Should Know

Tue, 2015-08-04 13:58

Today, as part of White House Demo Day, we’re excited to announce the 25 cities and two Native American communities who won the Small Business Administration (SBA) Startup in a Day competition launched in June.

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Innovation Can Happen Anywhere

Tue, 2015-08-04 12:41

Cross-post from the Economic Development Administration (EDA)
These days, there is a lot of talk about “innovation hubs.” When people think about innovation, many think about tech-heavy areas like Silicon Valley or Austin, Texas with young start-up CEOs in jeans and a hoodie. Or they think of big cities like Boston and Atlanta where giant companies invest in research and development for the next scientific breakthrough.

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The Clean Power Plan: Myths and Facts

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:56

Today, as part of the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single-largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The Clean Power Plan is an historic step in the fight against climate change. It sets flexible and achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, while creating tens of thousands of jobs.

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What the Clean Power Plan Means For America

Mon, 2015-08-03 09:35


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BREAKING: On Monday, President Obama will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most...
Posted by The White House on Saturday, August 1, 2015

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6 Factors In Effective Business Signage

Mon, 2015-08-03 00:00

What’s the first thing that prospective customers see when they approach your business? Your signage tells them where you are, draws their attention and attracts them into your business (or...

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