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An Update on What We're Doing to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

April 29, 2016

Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Whether it is from suicide, domestic violence, a gang shootout, or an accident, too many Americans have lost loved ones, including too many precious children. Many have had to learn to live with a disability, or help a loved one do what was once effortless.

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The List: President Obama Jots Down His Favorite American Creative Works

April 28, 2016

This week, we celebrated the creativity, ingenuity, and innovation of America's artists, inventors, and innovators who form the backbone of American culture and help drive the strength of our economy. 

America's great creators deserve the strongest possible protections of their intellectual property -- so they can continue to make the iconic and innovative creations that help define who we are as a people. 

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Here's How President Obama Is Taking New Steps to Help More Americans Manage Student Debt:

April 28, 2016

“I’m only here because this country gave me a chance through education. We are here today because we believe that in America, no hardworking young person should be priced out of a higher education. This country has always made a commitment to put a good education within the reach of young people willing to work for it.”

 President Barack Obama, June 9, 2014

 

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Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the First Quarter of 2016

April 28, 2016

The economy grew 0.5 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2016, a slower pace than last quarter. Strong growth in residential investment boosted real GDP growth, but weakness in business investment and net exports—exacerbated by weak foreign demand and low oil prices—weighed on growth. Consumer spending grew at a moderate pace in the first quarter. Overall, the most stable and persistent components of output—consumption and fixed investment—rose 2.6 percent over the past four quarters.

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Six Recent Trends in Student Debt

April 28, 2016

Each year, federal student loans help millions of Americans obtain a college education—an investment that, on average, has high returns. The earnings premium from a college education has risen steadily over the past decades, and today the median worker with a bachelor’s degree earns nearly $1 million more over the course of their career than the same type of worker with just a high school diploma, when both work full-time, full-year beginning at age 25. However, these benefits are earned over a lifetime, increasing over time.

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How to Find the Right Private Investor for Your Small Business

April 27, 2016

Although small businesses still turn to credit unions, community banks, and traditional banks for their capital needs,...

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Asked and Answered: President Obama Responds to an Eight-Year-Old Girl from Flint

April 27, 2016

At eight years old, Mari Copeny — known around town as “Little Miss Flint” — wrote to President Obama last month from her home in Flint, Michigan to share how she is working to bring attention to the public health crisis in her community. She also noted that she’s headed the President’s way, and asked if she could meet him during her trip to Washington, D.C.

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Hannover Messe Exhibitor Spotlight: Tatsoft LLC

April 27, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. exhibitors that will participate in the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.
Guest blog post by Marcos Taccolini, CEO of Tatsoft LLC
This is your first time at Hannover Messe. What factors influenced your decision to participate this year?

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Why You Need to Take a Fresh Look at Your Market

April 27, 2016

Years ago I was a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, writing for Business Week and other business publications. One of my favorite contacts was an expert with the U.S. Embassy who...

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National Small Business Week Celebrates the American Entrepreneurial Spirit

April 26, 2016

What creates two out of three net new American jobs; produces close to half of our nation’s goods and services (nonfarm private GDP); and can be found, coast to coast, in every small town, big...

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