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Keeping Up With the Cabinet: Our Trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Mon, 2014-11-24 20:26

President Obama and our Administration understand the importance of start-ups and small businesses to economic growth in the United States and around the world. As the Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), we were proud to represent the U.S. last week at the premier forum on entrepreneurship in the world: the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

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Is Your Company Ready to Export?

Mon, 2014-11-24 17:50

Don Aberle has one piece of advice for companies looking to
export: Commit to it.

It may take time, but the marketing manager from Titan
Machinery Outlet says that commitment can pay off, and “good things will

That’s the theme of a new video from the Commerce
Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), which provides tips from
successful exporters about how a company can become a global player.

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NOAA: Atlantic Hurricane Season Stays Quiet as Predicted

Mon, 2014-11-24 17:28

The Atlantic hurricane season will officially
end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was
predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to
produce new forecast products, showcase successful modeling advancements, and
conduct research to benefit future forecasts. 

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Chart of the Week: SHOP Marketplace Premiums Flat in 2015

Mon, 2014-11-24 15:34

On November 15, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened for the 2015 enrollment season, giving current Marketplace enrollees a chance to compare their options for 2015 and others the chance to think about purchasing affordable coverage through the Marketplace for the first time. Individuals can find a plan that meets their needs and their budget at  

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What You Need To Know: The President’s Actions on Immigration

Mon, 2014-11-24 15:17

Everyone knows that our immigration system has been broken for decades. So, like many presidents before him, President Obama is taking new steps to do what he can to fix the system while the country waits for Republicans to Congress to act. 

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In Case You Missed It: A Look at the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

Mon, 2014-11-24 15:14

Speaking from the East Room this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eighteen individuals who have devoted their lives to public service.

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chilean journalist and author Isabel Allende during ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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The Faces of Health Care: Amy W.

Mon, 2014-11-24 13:26


"My husband and I own and operate a semi-truck. For the past 3 years, we have been paying $1200 a month for health coverage. Under the ACA exchanges, we found a plan with the same insurer for $89. Plus our deductible went from $10,000 to $300! That is a huge savings!"

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U.S. Census Bureau Celebrates 25th Anniversary of of Technology That Propelled GIS, Digital and Online Mapping into the 21st Century

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:12

Cross-blog post by John H. Thompson, Director, U.S. Census BureauWhen you think of the U.S. Census Bureau, you probably think of surveys and statistics. But did you know that geography is also a big part of our work? Geography plays an important role in creating surveys and collecting data, and it provides meaning and context for our statistics.

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My Once In a Lifetime Experience as a White House Intern

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:25

Ed. note: Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 White House Internship Program. This blog post introduces readers to Huma Shah, a former intern who worked in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the summer of 2014. When asked about her internship experience, Huma writes:

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Helping to Boost Business Development for Native American Entrepreneurs

Mon, 2014-11-24 00:00

Native American Heritage Month is a time to reflect on the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U...

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