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An International Sale is a Gift Until You Get Paid

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00

Actually, any sale is a gift until you get paid.  But exporters are especially concerned, since their buyers might be 10,000 miles away!
So, understanding the four basic ways to get paid...

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“Dream Big” This National Small Business Week, May 4-8

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00

With apologies to baseball and your mother’s apple pie, nothing is more American than National Small...

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The Top 3 Moments of the White House Correspondents Dinner: "Welcome to the Fourth Quarter"

Sat, 2015-04-25 23:41

The White House Correspondents Dinner -- the night when Washington decides to celebrate itself.
As the President said, "Somebody's got to do it."
Ever since the first one kicked off in 1920, the political press corps, members of the Administration, the President, and a few famous faces have gathered to celebrate the importance of journalism to our democracy -- and to face a good roast over the satirical fire. 

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Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

Sat, 2015-04-25 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, April 24, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Week in Review: A Conversation About Our Environment

Fri, 2015-04-24 17:33

From an Earth Day trip to a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem to a trade deal that protects endangered species, this was a week of conversation about how we can protect our environment. President Obama traveled to the Everglades in southern Florida to discuss how climate change is affecting our environment and spoke about his trade deal that would protect endangered species from illegal wildlife trafficking. Back at the White House, we reviewed our progress on combating environmental challenges and asked you to share what you would fight to protect for this Earth Week.

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West Wing Week: 04/24/15 or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp"

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:38

This week, the President hosted the Italian Prime Minister, three different sports teams, and a bipartisan group of members of Congress. He also visited the Everglades in balmy Florida to celebrate Earth Day with Bill Nye. That's April 17th to April 23rd or, "The Savage Splendor of a Swamp."

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Asked and Answered: Josie on the Importance of Protecting the Everglades

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:25

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President and an American who wrote him. Check back soon for more — and if you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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More than 4.46 Million Records Released

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in January 2015. Today’s release also includes visitor records generated prior to September 16, 2009 that were requested by members of the public in March 2015 pursuant to the White House voluntary disclosure policy.

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From "Forrest Gump" to "Star Wars": 10 Times National Parks Played a Role in Your Favorite Movies

Fri, 2015-04-24 11:05

There is a long list of Hollywood greats who have acted on the nation’s outdoor stage. From far-away galaxies to jurassic jungles to the rustic Wild West, our epic American landscapes have played just about every role imaginable.
In addition to all they give us environmentally and leisurely, our National Parks and forests continue to bring authenticity to some of our favorite films. In honor of National Parks Week, here's a look at some of the best National Parks and forest cameos in modern cinema.

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Upskilling in America: Meet Two Women Who Upgraded Their Careers

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:00

Right now, America has more open jobs than at any point since 2008. They pay well and they’re a surefire pathway into the middle class. But not enough hardworking Americans have the right skills to fill them. 
So President Obama and Vice President Biden kicked off a new public-private effort to help hardworking Americans get ahead at work through a new initiative called Upskill. Together, employers, educators, tech innovators, unions, training providers, cities, states, and non-profits are turning entry-level jobs across the country into stepping stones to the middle class.

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