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Bringing Our Immigration System into the Digital Age

July 15, 2015

In November, President Obama announced a series of Executive Actions to fix the broken immigration system. As a part of these efforts, he charged the key federal agencies responsible for administering our legal immigration system to explore ways to modernize and streamline the system. The goal was to develop recommendations to bring the system into the 21st century to grow our economy, help businesses and workers, and protect families.

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President Obama: "Our Criminal Justice System Isn't as Smart as It Should Be"

July 15, 2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the NAACP Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., July 14, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Yesterday, the President traveled to Philadelphia to address the NAACP's 106th national convention. In his remarks, he laid out the reasons why we need to reform America's criminal justice system, and why we need to invest in our communities and expand opportunity for all Americans.
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Get health coverage for your small business employees anytime with the SHOP Marketplace

July 15, 2015

This blog originally appeared on Healthcare.gov.
If you’re a small business...

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How to Communicate During a Disaster

July 15, 2015

The idea of returning to “business as usual” when you’re in the middle of a disaster can seem impossible.  While it is absolutely possible to make a full recovery,...

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Restoring Hope and Closing Opportunity Gaps

July 14, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.
No young person should have to face the future without hope and optimism. Young people should be excited to learn, to grow, to succeed and to contribute to their communities. But in many disadvantaged neighborhoods and for many young people of color, opportunity gaps strangle hope.

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This Photo of Pluto Is Worth Sharing:

July 14, 2015

Today, Dr. John P. Holdren -- the President's science advisor -- sent the following message to the White House list, sharing a brand-new photo of Pluto. The photo, from NASA's New Horizons interplanetary probe, is the sharpest photo ever seen of the "dwarf planet."
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The Iran Deal:

July 14, 2015

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear agreement in the East Room of the White House, July 14, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This morning, the President sent the following message to the White House email list, explaining the details of today's historic nuclear deal with Iran and how it will make our country, our allies, and the world safer and more secure. 
Watch the highlights from his speech today -- then read his email below:

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New Top Markets Series Provides Data and Analysis to Help U.S. Exporters Compare Opportunities Across Borders

July 14, 2015

Last year, the United States exported $2.34 trillion worth of goods and services—an all-time record. Exports from the United States in 2014 equaled the entire gross domestic product of Brazil and exceeded all commercial output in India, Italy, or Mexico. What is more, exports are an increasingly important aspect of the U.S. economy. As the significance of exporting grows, the Obama administration and the Department of Commerce is committed to providing the data and analytics U.S. companies need to compete effectively in foreign markets.

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Congress Advances the Emerging & Diverse Manager Discussion with Investors, Private Sector Players and Federal Pension Plan Chief Investment Officers

July 14, 2015

Last week, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) met and held a  conversation about the importance...

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5 Reasons a Business Revolving Line of Credit May Benefit You

July 14, 2015

Many businesses at one time or another may have cash flow challenges. One popular option to obtain short term funding is to secure a revolving line of credit.  This not only helps with basic day...

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