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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Visits Shanghai Ahead of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Wed, 2014-07-09 10:31

This week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker traveled
to China, where she made a stop in Shanghai ahead of the Strategic and Economic
Dialogue (S&ED) starting today in Beijing. At a roundtable with American
Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai on Tuesday, Secretary Pritzker met with a
number of CEOs and business leaders from companies doing work in China. They
discussed the business climate in China and ways the Department of Commerce can
be effective in helping companies expand opportunities in China. Secretary

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A Day in the Life: Denver

Wed, 2014-07-09 10:04

President Obama is on the road again this week, talking about the economy and meeting with working Americans who have written the White House -- from Denver to Austin.
You can follow along right here. (And, if you want to write the President yourself, you can do that here.)

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5 Reasons Your Business Credit Scores Don’t Get You the Credit You Need

Tue, 2014-07-08 17:41

When you apply for a new credit line or request a credit limit increase for your business, suppliers, creditors and lenders want to see how your company has handled its existing credit obligations in the past. This enables them to determine if they should approve your request and to help determine what terms they should offer.

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Looking for Economic Information on Coastal Areas? Visit BEA’s Website

Tue, 2014-07-08 10:15

How much
economic activity is generated by a state in a coastal area? How much do people
living in coastal areas earn?

A visit to
BEA’s Economic Information for Coastal Areas section on its website provides you with that
information – and much more.

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Looking for Economic Information on Coastal Areas? Visit BEA’s Website

Tue, 2014-07-08 10:15

How much
economic activity is generated by a state in a coastal area? How much do people
living in coastal areas earn?

A visit to
BEA’s Economic Information for Coastal Areas section on its website provides you with that
information – and much more.

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From Denver to Austin: "The Bear Is Loose" Again

Tue, 2014-07-08 06:00

President Barack Obama has lunch with Rebekah Erler at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis, Minn., June 26, 2014. Erler is a 36-year-old working wife and mother of two pre-school aged boys who had written the President a letter about economic difficulties.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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From Denver to Austin: "The Bear is Loose" Again

Tue, 2014-07-08 06:00

President Barack Obama has lunch with Rebekah Erler at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis, Minn., June 26, 2014. Erler is a 36-year-old working wife and mother of two pre-school aged boys who had written the President a letter about economic difficulties.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Commerce's NIST to Host Next Meeting on Developing a Collaborative Nationwide Disaster Resilience Framework

Mon, 2014-07-07 17:16

As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading a collaborative nationwide effort to develop a framework that U.S. communities can use to prepare for, resist, respond to, and recover from hazard events more rapidly and at a lower cost. On July 30, NIST will host the second in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a community-centric "disaster resilience framework" to minimize the impacts of hazards and quickly restore vital functions and services in the aftermath of disasters.

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States Lead on Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

Mon, 2014-07-07 13:40

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. See the original post here.
Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.

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States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

Mon, 2014-07-07 13:40

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. See the original post here.
Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.

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