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What Makes America Exceptional: President Obama Thanks U.S. Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-29 18:45


President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an event with American health care workers fighting Ebola, in the East Room of the White House.

October 29, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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PAGE Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words – Steve Case

Wed, 2014-10-29 15:30

His first job out of college was
at Procter & Gamble, and a few years later he became a marketer for Pizza
Hut. You may now know him as the co-founder of AOL who ultimately brought
generations of Americans online and made “You’ve got mail” a household phrase.
You may also recognize him as an independent with friends in both
political parties, who helped broker some of the finer points of the JOBS Act,
the legislative package of bills that ease regulations on startups and
potential Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

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NIST Celebrates World Internet Day: NIST Identifies Programs that help Private Industry and Academia Work toward better Cybersecurity

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:07

On Oct. 29, 1969, the
first electronic message was sent on ARPANET, the precursor to today’s
Internet. Despite crashing the system, that message is the reason today is
designated International Internet Day. To mark the day, and the approaching end
of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Charles Romine, Director of the Information
Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology,
has summarized NIST’s work on improving the security of the Internet and IT

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Two Years after Sandy Landfall, Commerce Continues to Help Affected Communities

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:10

In the two years since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on
October 29, 2012, the Department of Commerce, through its National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Census
Bureau, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been working to help
communities recover and enhance resiliency in the face of future storms.

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Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing in America

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:31

Cross-Posted from The White HouseBlog by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Jeff Zients On Monday, we had the privilege of
participating alongside the President in a meeting with his American Manufacturing Partnership
(AMP) Steering Committee.
AMP -- led by its co-chairs, Dow’s Andrew Liveris and MIT’s Rafael Reif --
presented its
final report with a set of new recommendations, and we discussed additional
policy steps we’re taking to respond to them.

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5 Ways To Prepare for Small Business Saturday

Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00

November 29th is Small Business Saturday! That’s right, the day after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday is your chance to make a lasting...

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President Obama on America's Response to Ebola: "When Disease or Disaster Strikes, Americans Help"

Tue, 2014-10-28 19:30

President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding U.S. health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, prior to his departure aboard Marine One from the White House South Lawn.

October 28, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Emphasizes How National Weather Service Employees’ Work is Central to the Department’s Mission

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:30

Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews traveled to Kansas
City, MO, yesterday to meet with National Weather Service (NWS) employees and talk
about how important their work is to both help American businesses and save
lives and property.

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We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa

Tue, 2014-10-28 14:37

USAID Administrator Raj Shah and U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac meet with Doland Willis and Gabriel Frank of the U.S. Army JFC Operation United Assistance Liberia at the Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Monrovia.

October 14, 2014.

(by Morgana Wingard)

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Countdown to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Tue, 2014-10-28 13:30

President Obama believes "Entrepreneurs embody the promise of
America: the idea that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard and
see it through, you can succeed in this country. And in fulfilling this
promise, entrepreneurs also play a critical role in expanding our economy and
creating jobs."

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