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Secretary Pritzker Meets with Korean Leaders to Expand Trade and Grow Economic Partnerships

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:34

this week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with President of
Korea Park Geun-hye, the first female President in South Korea, as well as
Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) Yoon Sang-jick, and Minister
for Health and Welfare, Moon Hyung-pyo. The
meetings with Korean leaders are part of Secretary Pritzker’s trade mission she
is leading with 20 U.S. companies to explore new opportunities for American
firms in the health care and energy sectors. 

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MBDA Business Centers Celebrate MED Week During October

Fri, 2014-10-24 10:05

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Centers across
America celebrated Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, a venue for
minority-owned businesses to access information, tools, and resources to grow
their businesses both domestically and abroad. 

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West Wing Week 10/24/14 or, "A Chip and PIN"

Thu, 2014-10-23 19:05

This week, the President took action to make consumers' credit card transactions more secure, voted early at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center in Chicago, welcomed the new Ebola Response Coordinator on his first day on the job, and talked science and tech with some of his top advisors. That's October 17 to October 23 or, "A Chip and PIN."

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We the People Meetup: Inviting Users to Celebrate Three Years of White House Petitions

Thu, 2014-10-23 17:52

We're excited to be hosting @wethepeople users here at the @WhiteHouse for the #WTPMeetUp today!
— WeThePeople (@wethepeople) October 23, 2014
On September 22, 2011, we launched We the People to give Americans a new way to petition their government around issues they care about. Since then, more than 15 million users have participated, collecting more than 22 million signatures on more than 360,000 petitions. And to celebrate its third birthday, we hosted our first-ever meetup for We the People users and petition creators right here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Happy Birthday! USDA Celebrates WIC Program Anniversary, Accomplishments

Thu, 2014-10-23 15:51

Ed. Note: This is cross-posted on the Department of Agriculture's blog. See the original post here.

New moms participate in a group discussion with WIC counselor.

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The New We the People Write API, and What It Means for You:

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:24

The White House petitions platform, We the People, just became more accessible and open than ever before. We are very excited to announce the launch of the "write" version of the Petitions Application Programming Interface, or "API."

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Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the White House Website 20 Years Ago

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:20

The White House launched its first website twenty years ago, creating new ways for Americans to find information about and interact with the President and the Executive Branch.

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5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:00

Are you thinking about starting a business?
If you’re like many people, starting a business is a cherished dream. Sure, you can see yourself doing what you love and creating something for...

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Active Monitoring and the Latest Steps in Our Response to Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-22 19:29

President Barack Obama holds a meeting on Ebola with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office.

October 22, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama Extends Warmest Wishes for Diwali

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:15

Today, President Obama wished a Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate the festival of lights.

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In 2009, President Obama became the first U.S. president to celebrate the festival of lights, a time of rejoicing for many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and across the world.
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