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Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color

Thu, 2014-11-13 15:12

When President Obama founded the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) within the first two months of taking office, he charged us with working to address inequalities and barriers facing women and girls in our schools, workplaces, and throughout American life. And as women’s role in society and our economy continues to evolve and grow, so too has the importance of ensuring that all women and girls succeed, including women and girls of color who often face compounded disparities.

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What They're Saying About the President's Plan to Protect Net Neutrality

Thu, 2014-11-13 14:51

More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilites we could barely fathom a generation ago and has provided an equal platform for new generations to define our future. That is why President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement the strongest set of rules that will protect the principle of net neutrality and ensure an open and free Internet for all. 

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#AskDrH: The President's Science Advisor Is Answering Your Questions on Climate Change

Thu, 2014-11-13 14:15

Watch on YouTube
Got questions about climate change? Ask the President's science advisor.
Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wants to answer any questions that you have about climate change -- what it means, how bad it actually is, and what we can do to fight it.
Starting today, ask Dr. Holdren your questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine using the hashtag #AskDrH -- and he'll answer some of them on camera.
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Getting Ready for Open Enrollment:

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:49

Ed note: This is cross-posted from the Department of Health and Human Services' blog.

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U.S. Census Bureau Announces Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Have Access to High-Speed Internet

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:17

An estimated 78.1 percent of people in U.S. households had a high-speed Internet connection last year, according to a new report released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, digital divides exist among the nation’s metropolitan areas and demographic groups.

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Connecting Entrepreneurs to the Global Marketplace

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:56

The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration
works hard to help companies that are ready to export compete and succeed in
global markets.

We want to emphasize that it’s never too early for entrepreneurs to start thinking about
exporting – determining financing needs, targeting markets, conducting
research, etc.

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Get Off the Sidelines: It's On Us

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:53

It's estimated that one in five women is sexually assaulted while she's in college. It most often occurs in her freshman or sophomore year, by someone she knows.
And it's on every one of us to stop that trend.
Our responsibility is to get off of the sidelines. Don't just be a bystander: Intervene when you see someone who might be at risk.
That's what the new It's On Us message -- narrated by actor Jon Hamm -- is all about. Watch the video, then take the pledge to help prevent campus sexual assault.

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Letters to the President: The Dicksons and the Affordable Care Act

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:52

Every day, thousands of Americans write President Obama about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is the first in a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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President Obama Wraps Up Visit to China, Heads to Burma for Second Leg of His Trip

Wed, 2014-11-12 19:48

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China hold a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Nov. 12, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Accessing Census Bureau Statistics

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:58

If you are thinking of
starting a new business, one of the first things you need is information to
understand market conditions. Entrepreneurs rely on American Community Survey
and Economic Census data to understand local markets, the local workforce,
commuting patterns and economic activity in prospective new locations to make
investment decisions that create jobs and grow the economy. 

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