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"Here's the Truth": President Obama Busts 4 Myths About the Economy

June 02, 2016

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Concord Community High School, the site of his first trip as President, in Elkhart, Indiana, June 1, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

In 2009, just three weeks into his presidency, President Obama traveled to Elkhart, Indiana. In his first speech as president, he assured a community reeling from the economic recession that he would do all he could to recover and rebuild an economy that is stronger than ever before—for Elkhart and communities just like it across the country.

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New Commitments to Accelerate Investment in the Clean-Energy Transformation

June 02, 2016

Today in San Francisco, leaders from 23 countries representing 90 percent of clean energy investment and 75 percent of global carbon emissions are announcing new actions to accelerate the global transition to a clean-energy economy.  This means ramping up deployment of commercially available clean-energy technologies as quickly as possible in order to reduce carbon pollution and meet each country’s climate commitments under the historic Paris Agreement.  During President Obama’s administration, the cost of these technologies has plummeted here in the United States, leading to a 30-fold incr

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Fishing and Seafood Industries a Strong Part of the U.S. Coastal Economy

June 02, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the NOAA Fisheries Blog
Commercial and recreational saltwater fishing in the United States generated more than $214 billion in sales and supported 1.83 million jobs in 2014, according to a new economic report released by NOAA Fisheries last week.

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Is Direct Mail Back?

June 02, 2016

With email marketing, social media marketing and online marketing grabbing most of the attention in recent years, you might think direct mail marketing is an outdated concept. Think again: Direct...

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Preparing for Hurricane Season with Census Data

June 01, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's Blog
Today marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. These storms are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, and they have the potential to affect a large portion of U.S. residents. The 185 coastline counties along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico – areas that are most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes – have a combined population of 59.2 million.

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National Day of Civic Hacking 2016

June 01, 2016

Guest blog by Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO

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President Obama Returns to Elkhart, Indiana

May 31, 2016

Ahead of the President's speech in Elkhart, here's what you need to know about our economic progress.

 

Just now in WH press briefing, @PressSec previews @POTUS trip to Elkhart, Indiana - https://t.co/SkdYzWAJH8
— Eric Schultz (@Schultz44) May 31, 2016

 

Email from President Obama: Elkhart

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Convening Industry Leaders to Advise on Digital Future

May 31, 2016

This op-ed was originally posted on Secretary Pritzker's official LinkedIn page. 
People often talk about the rapid evolution of technology, but when you consider where we are now compared to a decade ago, the pace of change really is incredible.
Just look at our phones. 10 years ago, hardly anyone had a smart phone, and those who did used them almost exclusively for communication. Today, your smart phone is how you shop; how you bank; how you hail a cab; how you follow the news; how you watch TV; how you order coffee; how you take a picture.

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Preparing America’s Workforce for Jobs of the 21st Century: One Student’s Story

May 31, 2016

Guest blog post by Savannah Worth, Creative Writer & Software Developer, IBM Bluemix Garage and Graduate of the Galvanize Web Development Program

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Global Energy Leaders Gather in California to Drive Clean Energy Development and Deployment

May 31, 2016

This blog is cross-posted from Energy.gov.

This week, I’m in San Francisco to host the first gathering of global energy ministers since last December’s climate negotiations in Paris. These leaders represent countries that make up 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The focus of these meetings will be to expand international collaboration in clean energy research, development, demonstration and deployment to combat climate change, drive economic growth, and help ensure energy security.

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