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Secretary Pritzker Visits Greentown Labs in Boston, Nation’s Largest Cleantech Incubator

June 04, 2015

Yesterday, Secretary Pritzker visited Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts, the nation’s largest cleantech incubator. She participated in a roundtable discussion with its hardware-driven member companies about how to best support U.S. competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. As an incubator, Greentown provides its 47 companies with access to prototyping space, shared machine shop tools, services, education, and the network they need to launch companies quickly.
 

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A Very Presidential Red-tailed Hawk

June 04, 2015

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the National Audubon Society. You can read the original post here

A young Red-Tailed Hawk perches near its new stomping grounds—the White House. Photo: DJ Patil
Despite its manicured gardens and bruising security detail, the White House is wilder than you’d think. Over the centuries it has served as the temporary residence of not just every president since John Adams (the Clinton years were especially untamed) but also birds, raccoons, and even a rogue fox.
The latest visitor? A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.
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SBIR Pulse - 2015 National Conference Special Edition - Commercialization Best Practicies

June 04, 2015

The 2015 SBIR/STTR National Conference is just around the corner – June 15 to 17 at the Gaylord Conference...

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The Ins and Outs of Alternative Financing

June 04, 2015

After the recent financial crisis, traditional banks are more reluctant than ever to fund small businesses. Entrepreneurs need not be discouraged though, as a new trend has emerged in the world of...

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5 Facts You Should Know About the Role Trade Plays on America's Farms and Ranches

June 03, 2015

Today, farmers, ranchers, and rural communities are more prosperous thanks to strong trade agreements. Foreign markets contribute to more than half of total sales for many American agricultural products. The last six years have been the strongest in history for agricultural exports, and agricultural exports now support more than 1 million good-paying American jobs. Without the expanded trade that came with past trade agreements, the agricultural economy and the American economy as a whole would not be as strong as it is today.

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Reflecting on National Foster Care Month and Our Continued Commitment to America’s Foster Youth

June 03, 2015

Last month in Camden, New Jersey, President Obama said, “We can’t guarantee everyone’s success, but we do strive to give everyone an equal shot.” That is a responsibility that must belong to all of us, and a commitment we must all share, especially for our most vulnerable citizens.

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Name That Bird: Our Invitation to One Fourth-Grade Class

June 03, 2015

UPDATE FROM BRIAN DEESE:
After a spirited debate and multiple rounds of voting, the students of Jim Cutting’s fourth-grade class decided on a name befitting a White House raptor:
Meet @LincolnTheHawk
The students’ reasoning? Well, a political moniker seemed apt, given this young bird’s proclivity for the East Wing. And the name recognizes the visionary leadership of our 16th President and the proximity of the Lincoln Memorial to the White House—all with the added bonus of sneaking in a plug for their school (Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire).

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SBIR Pulse - 2015 National Conference Special Edition - STE(A)M Innovation Pipelines Session

June 03, 2015

The 2015 SBIR/STTR National Conference is just around the corner – June 15 to 17 at the Gaylord Conference...

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5 Photos: The President Awards the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Shemin and Private Henry Johnson

June 02, 2015

Today, in a ceremony at the White House, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Sergeant William Shemin and Army Private Henry Johnson for conspicuous gallantry during World War I.
Sergeant Shemin entered the Army on October 2, 1917. He was assigned as a rifleman to Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment, which moved from Syracuse, New York to Camp Greene, North Carolina, joining the 4th Infantry Division. The Division arrived in France in May, 1918.

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Remembering Beau Biden

June 02, 2015

The entire Biden family would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all the kindness and compassion that has been shown to our family at this difficult time. Your love and admiration for Beau has touched us beyond measure.
With gratitude,
Hallie, Natalie, Hunter, Joe, Jill, Hunter & Ashley

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