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The Faces of TAA: How This Program Can Help Change So Many Lives

June 22, 2015

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a program with an obscure name but an important purpose.
The 21st century economy is driven by an ever-changing global marketplace, with new industries redefining consumer demand and reshaping our workforce. That means that, to outcompete other countries, America’s workforce needs all the job training and support needed to tap into new opportunities that the 21st century can present.

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Technology is Putting You in Touch with President Obama

June 20, 2015

You may have noticed one of our latest offerings on Whitehouse.gov: the ability to request a personalized Presidential Greeting for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other milestones. If not, I encourage you to check it out. This is just one of the many ways we're providing more online services to Americans who want to communicate with the President and the administration.

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Weekly Address: Creating New Pathways of Opportunity for Americans Like You

June 20, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, June 18, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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President Obama Addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors

June 19, 2015

President Barack Obama makes remarks before the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco, Calif., June 19, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier this afternoon, President Obama addressed the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.
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President Obama to Young Men of Color: "You Matter. You Count."

June 19, 2015

This Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, Discovery Channel and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air RISE: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper — a documentary that explores the lives of the boys and young men of color from four programs across the U.S. that are living the principles of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Watch the following excerpt, in which President Obama explains how every child matters, regardless of their circumstances:

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U.S. Goods Exported to Trade Agreement Partners Supported 3.2 Million Jobs in 2014

June 19, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the Department of Commerce blog. See the original post here. 

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American Food 2.0: Representing the Presidential Delegation at Milan Expo 2015

June 19, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama is greeted by student ambassadors along with the US Delegation outside of the USA Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, Italy, June 18, 2015. The First Lady, in support of the "Let's Move!" initiative, leads a presidential delegation to the expo, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

June 18, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Brazil Continues to be Attractive to U.S. Companies, says Andrews

June 19, 2015

This week, Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews traveled to Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the ninth U.S. - Brazil CEO Forum. Launched in 2007, the U.S.-Brazil CEO brings together U.S. and Brazilian business and government leaders to discuss how to strengthen bilateral economic and commercial ties between the two countries.
 

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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Travels to Brazil to Participate in CEO Forum, Strengthen Economic Partnership

June 19, 2015

Today, Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews kicked-off his trip to Brasilia, Brazil by meeting with business and government leaders at the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. As the largest economy in Latin America, Brazil offers U.S. businesses looking to enter or expand their business in the region many diverse opportunities. Launched in 2007, the CEO Forum encourages collaboration from the public and private sectors of both countries, and provides specific recommendations to both the U.S. and Brazilian governments on how to improve their economic and commercial relationship.
 

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This Day in History: The Good News of the Emancipation Proclamation Finally Reaches Texas

June 19, 2015

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger and his regiment arrived in Galveston, Texas to share one message: The Civil War had ended, and all enslaved African Americans were now free because President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. 
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