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Yesterday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered the opening keynote address at the 2015 APEC SME Global Supply Chain Event co-hosted by the United States and the Philippines in Atlanta, Georgia. As the premier regional forum for advancing free trade and investment for economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, APEC strives to strengthen the participation of small and medium size enterprises in regional and global markets and enhance sustainable, resilient economies.Read More
Successful partnerships between the Dominican Republic and small U.S. companies are thriving due to expanding export opportunities. The Commerce Department supports these opportunities by furthering the mission of the “Open for Business Agenda” through free trade agreements, conducting trade missions and traveling to key markets for bilateral negotiations on behalf of American business. Later this month, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will visit Colombia and Brazil to continue to pursue more open markets within Latin America.Read More
Today, speaking from the Catholic Health Association's annual assembly in Washington, D.C., President Obama outlined the state of health care in America, now that the Affordable Care Act has become part of the fabric of our health care system. In it, he told the story of Debra Lea Oren of Palmer, Pennsylvania. Debra, who suffers from osteoarthritis so severe it put her in a wheelchair, couldn't walk or stand for years. She was in constant pain.
Today, she's back on her feet. Here's why:
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For nearly 100 years, American presidents from both political parties tried to reform our health care system. On March 23, 2010, President Obama finally did by signing the Affordable Care Act into law, which has helped millions of Americans gain access to quality, affordable health coverage.
Take this quiz to test your knowledge about what past presidents have said about the need to fix our health care system. You might be surprised by some of the answers.
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Today, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the United States and partners from around the world are delivering on President Obama’s commitment to help empower developing nations to boost their own climate resilience.
Editor's note: This blog was co-authored by Javier Saade and Nate Yohannes.
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American businesses are expanding their networks to include Central American countries as additional markets for their goods and services. With assistance from the Commerce Department’s Foreign Commercial Service, two U.S. companies are establishing new global export markets within Costa Rica.
The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) convened last week for their third quarterly meeting. Hosted by EDA's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), NACIE members discussed their work on innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent development in the workforce, and received updates from Commerce Department leadership on new initiatives and research relative to NACIE efforts.