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Commerce Department Reports Demonstrate that Exports Continue to Help Spur U.S. Economy and Support Jobs

Tue, 2014-09-02 17:15

Guest Blog Post by Secretary of Commerce Penny PritzkerThe Obama Administration and the
U.S. Department of Commerce today released two new reports that further prove
exports are strengthening our economy and creating good jobs. I am very pleased
that for the very first time, our department has released data detailing the
number of jobs supported by goods exports in 2013 in each of the 50 states. A
second report released today highlights the level of goods exports achieved by
each of the nation’s 387 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in 2013.

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President Obama Delivers a Message to West Africans on the Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:45

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In a video released this morning, President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak that is currently affecting the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria.
The President reiterates in the video that, along with our partners around the world, the United States is working with these countries' governments to help stop the disease. The first step in this fight, however, is knowing the facts -- which is why the President also outlines the details about the transmission and treatment of Ebola.

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The Value of Government Weather and Climate Data

Tue, 2014-09-02 10:10

Guest blog post by Jane Callen, Economics and Statistics AdministrationThe U.S. Commerce Department’s National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects weather and climate
data. As we noted in a recent Commerce Department report on the Value
of Government Data, the return to society on investment in government
meteorological data is large.

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How to Integrate Print Into Your Marketing Campaign

Tue, 2014-09-02 00:00

As small businesses and the media focus on online marketing, SEO and social media, print marketing materials are often an afterthought to a small business’ marketing campaign—but they shouldn't be...

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Secretary Tom Perez: "On Labor Day"

Mon, 2014-09-01 13:33

This afternoon, Labor Secretary Tom Perez sent the message below to the White House email list, asking people to add their name in support of raising the federal minimum wage.
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Long-Term Unemployment Is Falling, but Still Work to Do

Mon, 2014-09-01 06:00

The recent labor market data have been encouraging. Businesses have now added nearly 10 million jobs over 53 straight months of job growth, the longest streak on record. Total job gains have exceeded 200,000 in each of the last six months, the first time that has happened since 1997. And the unemployment rate has fallen rapidly since mid-2013 to reach 6.2 percent in July, 1.1 percentage point less than a year ago.

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Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

Sat, 2014-08-30 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 29, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Weekly Wrap Up: Women's Equality Day, Our National Parks Turned 98, and More

Fri, 2014-08-29 19:11

This week, the White House celebrated Women's Equality Day, the National Park Service celebrated its 98th birthday, and President Obama addressed the American Legion, the nation's largest veteran service organization.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.

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EDA: Helping Communities Build Economic Resilience

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:13

Guest blog post from Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Jay WilliamsSince taking office, President Obama and his
administration have worked to help communities and regions impacted by natural
disasters and major economic challenges respond and rebuild stronger than
before.

This week, on a visit to Colorado, I was
pleased to have the opportunity to announce two Economic
Development Administration investments that support
those efforts in two communities.

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More than 3.89 Million Records Released

Fri, 2014-08-29 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 May 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 3.89 million -- all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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