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Small Businesses Can Help Curb the Tide Of Youth Unemployment

Mon, 2015-08-31 16:55

America’s current unemployment rate of 5.3% has not been this low since before the recession in 2008.  However, recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tell a different story for youth...

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A Network for Recovery

Mon, 2015-08-31 14:51

A strong manufacturing base is important to the long-term health of the U.S. economy, but it also turned out to be important to recovery in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

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Katrina 10: Commerce Commemorates 10th Anniversary by Promoting Economic Development and International Trade In Delta Region

Mon, 2015-08-31 14:20

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.  More than 1,200 people died tragically, and property damage is estimated to have been more than $108 billion. In the ten years since the flood waters subsided, the people of the Gulf Region have demonstrated incredible resiliency and a strong will to restore the area to the vibrant, bustling community it was before the storms hit. That meant not only repairing the physical damage left by the storm, but working to repair the economic havoc the storm wreaked. The U.S.

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Alaska: The 49th State's Place in History

Mon, 2015-08-31 13:35

Today, the President is traveling to Alaska to meet with some of the Alaskans who are on the frontlines of climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing our nation. Follow along with the President's trip at

“The state’s God-given natural treasures are all at risk.”

President Obama

But just how did this treasure trove of national resources and beauty become a part of our union? While the President is en route, let's do a quick historical recap. 

March 30, 1867

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Secretary Pritzker Tours Manufacturing Innovation Hubs

Mon, 2015-08-31 10:01

Last week, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker wrapped up a three-state visit to National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) institutes that are developing tomorrow’s transformative technologies and industries.
NNMI is a key element of the Administration’s competitiveness agenda and commitment to ensuring the next great revolution in manufacturing happens right here in America.

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Six Survival Tips for Small Business Continuity

Mon, 2015-08-31 09:34

As a small business owner, you know that being forced to close your doors, even for a day, is a costly setback.  Typically, it’s often the seemingly isolated incident, not the mega-disaster, that...

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Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

Sat, 2015-08-29 06:00

In this week's address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century. In his address, the President spoke to ways in which we can address these challenges, including the transition away from fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources like wind and solar, an effort in which America is already leading.

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10 Years after Being Hit by Hurricane Katrina, Seeing an Oiled Marsh at the Center of an Experiment in Oil Cleanup

Fri, 2015-08-28 12:10

Crossposted from NOAA's Response and Restoration Blog. This is a post by Vicki Loe and Amy Merten.
On August 29, 2005, not far from Chevron Pipe Line Company’s oil terminal in Buras, Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Knowing the storm was approaching, residents left the area, and Chevron shut down the crude oil terminal, evacuating all personnel.

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Satellite Technology and Spectrum Key to Better Weather Forecasting

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:16

Guest blog post by Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling.

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Lessons Learned from Katrina are Helping to Build Stronger Communities

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:03

Guest blog post by Dr. Therese P. McAllister, Group Leader of the Community Resilience Group in the Materials and Structural Systems Research Division of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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