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President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

Mon, 2014-07-21 15:00

President Barack Obama delivers remarks before he signs an executive order regarding further amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity, to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, in the East Room of the White House, July 21, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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The President Gives an Update on the Situation in Ukraine

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:38

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This morning, President Obama made a statement on the current situation in Ukraine, in the wake of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down last week over territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.
Following his press statement on Friday, the President restated today that "our immediate focus is on recovering those who were lost, investigating exactly what happened, and putting forward the facts. We have to make sure that the truth is out and that accountability exists."

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FirstNet: Deploying a Resilient Broadband Network for the Nation’s First Responders

Mon, 2014-07-21 11:51

Guest blog post by TJ Kennedy, FirstNet Acting General

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Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database; New Prevalence Estimates from More Than 100 Countries

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:33

The U.S. Census Bureau today released its
annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence
of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the
database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately
5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the most comprehensive resource of
its kind in the world.

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Getting Started With Exporting: Training and Educational Resources to Help You Take the First Steps

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:32

With two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base, and grow your business.
However, getting started with exporting can sometimes feel like a complex maze of regulations, policies, and other barriers. To help small businesses understand how to overcome these barriers and prepare to sell internationally, the federal government has several free training and educational resources that enable entrepreneurs to chart the path to exporting success. 

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Get Over These Dangerous Business Planning Myths

Mon, 2014-07-21 00:00

If you don’t plan your business because you don’t need a formal business plan document for a loan application or investors, you’re missing out. Planning is a tool for steering...

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The Top 5 Best Moments from the 2014 Kids’ State Dinner

Sat, 2014-07-19 13:51

Ed. note. This is cross-posted from the Let's Move blog. See the original post here.
Today, the First Lady welcomed fifty-four young chefs from all over the country to the State Dining Room for the 2014 Kids’ State Dinner. These 54 kids were selected from more than 1,500 recipes that were submitted for the Epicurious Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. From the décor to the talent, food, and big smiles, the White House was bustling with our next generation of kids encouraging healthy habits.

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What They're Saying Around the Country: Build America Investment Initiative

Sat, 2014-07-19 13:38

This week, President Obama spoke about the importance of long-term investments in our country's infrastructure in front of Delaware's Interstate 495 Bridge. In his remarks, President Obama discussed how much the economy has rebounded over the past few years and how we've got a "huge opportunity to keep this momentum going...but also to make sure that growth is broadly shared." The President also announced the launch of the Build America Investment Initiative, a government-wide initiative to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth.

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Weekly Address: Equipping Workers with Skills Employers Need Now and for the Future

Sat, 2014-07-19 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 11, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Secretary Pritzker Underscores Importance of Innovation and American Manufacturing at Visit to Whirlpool Corporation

Fri, 2014-07-18 19:00

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discussed the
importance of innovation and American manufacturing to
the U.S. economy during a tour and panel discussion with business leaders
and CEOs at the Whirlpool Corporation’s headquarters in Benton Harbor,
Michigan. As the world’s leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home
appliances, the Whirlpool Corporation has
effectively  integrated innovative thinking into its core values and mission.

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