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The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years

Thu, 2015-01-08 18:16

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, delivers remarks on college affordability at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama Announces Plans to Save Americans Money on Homeownership

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:33

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.
Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

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Commerce’s NIST Announces STEM Education Opportunities for Teachers and Undergraduates

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:11

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced they are accepting
applications for two grant programs for middle school science teachers and for its
annual NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. These programs underscore the importance of
educating both our teachers and students in the fields of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM). President Obama has set a priority of increasing the number of students

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The President Speaks About America's Auto Industry — the "Heartbeat of American Manufacturing"

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:58

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Yesterday afternoon, President Obama stopped by the Ford assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan to talk about the auto bailout, and the resurgence of America's auto industry over the past few years.
"I wanted to come here to Michigan because this state proves no matter how tough times get, Americans are tougher," he said.
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2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open for Business

Thu, 2015-01-08 10:11

Guest blog post by Secretary
Penny Pritzker 

In my first year as Secretary, one of my proudest moments
was welcoming international investors to the 2013
SelectUSA Investment Summit. Alongside President Obama, Secretary of State
John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and U.S.
Trade Representative Michael Froman, we made it clear that America is “Open for

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The Faces of Health Care: Deborah K.

Thu, 2015-01-08 09:44

"With my ACA coverage, I'm free to own my own business, consulting from home while ensuring I am able to manage my condition and stay healthy." 

The day Deborah was laid off, she was wearing a 24-hour heart monitor. She has a chronic autoimmune disorder that requires continuous health coverage. Before the Affordable Care Act, a loss like this would mean paying egregious medical costs or driving from Los Angeles to Mexico for affordable medications. But the Affordable Care Act changed all that. 
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Getting Your Small Business Website Right

Thu, 2015-01-08 00:00

Can you believe that in this day and age, only about half of all small businesses have websites? 97 percent of...

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The Road to the State of the Union (Spoiler Alert)

Wed, 2015-01-07 19:21

Note: This post first appeared on the platform Medium. You can read that post here.
In two weeks, President Obama will deliver his seventh State of the Union address (technically, it’s his sixth, because the first one isn’t considered a State of the Union for whatever reason, but avert your eyes Politifact).
This year, President Obama is doing something he’s never done before: He’s laying out some of his State of the Union message and policies ahead of his address to Congress on January 20.

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The Faces of Health Care: Karen M.

Wed, 2015-01-07 13:02

"I was a prime candidate for a major heart attack, and because of the anomalies in my heart's structure, I may not have survived it. I am 110% better, back to work, and out of pain. Health care reform gave me that chance." 

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2015 Promises More Data from BEA on Foreign Investment in the United States

Wed, 2015-01-07 10:45

Are you looking for statistics on new investment by foreign
companies in the United States? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has you
covered. New statistics slated to be unveiled later this year will provide
information on things like when a foreign company launches a new business in
this country or expands an existing one by building a new plant.

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