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Five Facts About the Gender Pay Gap:

Tue, 2015-04-14 15:56

Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills. On Equal Pay Day, however, we focus on a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists. In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year earned 78 percent of what the median man working full-time all year earned. A new issue brief from the Council of Economic Advisers examines what we know about the pay gap.

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Today’s Important Step to Strengthen Retirement Security

Tue, 2015-04-14 15:46

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.

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Spring has sprung: Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas at two DC events this past weekend

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:00

During this past weekend Nate Yohannes, my Senior Advisor, and I did the startup pitching rounds in our nation's capital.

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Celebrating Earth Day with the SBA

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:00

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken a dual approach to sustainability this Earth Day. The SBA is leading by example by reducing the environmental impact of our own operations...

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3 Main Points Before You Establish Credit for Your Business

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:00

There are various factors to consider when deciding to use credit for your business. The most crucial and overlooked component is can you afford to use it? Every business’s credit needs are...

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In Photos: The President’s Trip to Jamaica and Panama

Mon, 2015-04-13 18:32

President Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica for a town hall with the Young Leaders of the Americas. He went on to Panama City for the seventh Summit of the Americas. Check out the visit in photos:
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Q&A with the First-Ever White House Chief Digital Officer: People with Purpose, Puff Daddy, and The Hulk

Mon, 2015-04-13 18:08

If you're on Twitter, delving into a few longreads on Medium, or writing a blog on Google's Blogger, you're familiar with the work of Jason Goldman. Working as a behind-the-scenes "Wizard of Oz," Jason helped build these social media platforms into revolutionary spaces for engaging with the world on what matters to you most.
Now, at 38, he’s moved across the country to helm a new role at the White House: Chief Digital Officer.

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MAP: How Two Tax Plans Would Impact You

Mon, 2015-04-13 17:23

12.1 million new jobs over 61 straight months of job growth: The clearest reflection that the economy works best when it’s working for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

That’s what middle-class economics is all about. And it is the backbone of the President’s budget – the clearest reflection of his priorities. The Congressional Republican budget is also the clearest reflection of their priorities, and the difference in visions could not be more stark.

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Serving Rural America’s Kids and Families

Mon, 2015-04-13 15:33

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's blog. See the original post here.

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Behind the Lens: Somewhere Under the Rainbow

Mon, 2015-04-13 11:51

When people ask me how I do what I do, I often recite the words of Bob Dylan: “I was just doing what I could with what I had where I was.” That kind of sums up my approach to my job as the President's photographer.

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