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The Faces of Health Care: Deborah K.

Thu, 2015-01-08 09:44

"With my ACA coverage, I'm free to own my own business, consulting from home while ensuring I am able to manage my condition and stay healthy." 

The day Deborah was laid off, she was wearing a 24-hour heart monitor. She has a chronic autoimmune disorder that requires continuous health coverage. Before the Affordable Care Act, a loss like this would mean paying egregious medical costs or driving from Los Angeles to Mexico for affordable medications. But the Affordable Care Act changed all that. 
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Getting Your Small Business Website Right

Thu, 2015-01-08 00:00

Can you believe that in this day and age, only about half of all small businesses have websites? 97 percent of...

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The Road to the State of the Union (Spoiler Alert)

Wed, 2015-01-07 19:21

Note: This post first appeared on the platform Medium. You can read that post here.
In two weeks, President Obama will deliver his seventh State of the Union address (technically, it’s his sixth, because the first one isn’t considered a State of the Union for whatever reason, but avert your eyes Politifact).
This year, President Obama is doing something he’s never done before: He’s laying out some of his State of the Union message and policies ahead of his address to Congress on January 20.

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The Faces of Health Care: Karen M.

Wed, 2015-01-07 13:02

"I was a prime candidate for a major heart attack, and because of the anomalies in my heart's structure, I may not have survived it. I am 110% better, back to work, and out of pain. Health care reform gave me that chance." 

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2015 Promises More Data from BEA on Foreign Investment in the United States

Wed, 2015-01-07 10:45

Are you looking for statistics on new investment by foreign
companies in the United States? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has you
covered. New statistics slated to be unveiled later this year will provide
information on things like when a foreign company launches a new business in
this country or expands an existing one by building a new plant.

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The Resurgence of the American Auto Industry – in Three GIFs

Wed, 2015-01-07 10:27

After nearly a decade of grit and grind, the American auto industry has quite a story to tell.

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President Obama Responds to the Attack in France

Wed, 2015-01-07 10:20

Updated: 6:36 p.m. ET on January 7, 2015

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Being Biden: A Senate Swearing-In

Tue, 2015-01-06 18:08

Today marked the start of the 114th Congress, and Vice President Biden presided over the ceremonial swearing-in -- a long-running tradition for the sitting Vice President.
In today's special video edition of Being Biden, the Vice President spoke about the importance of the ceremony while in the motorcade on his way to the Senate. "To see the looks on their faces, I hope they understand the incredible opportunity they have."

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President Obama and President Peña Nieto of Mexico Meet at the White House

Tue, 2015-01-06 17:51

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This afternoon, President Obama welcomed Mexican President Peña Nieto and his delegation to the White House. Today's meeting marked Peña Nieto's first White House visit as the President of Mexico.
"It's appropriate that our first meeting of the year is with one of our closest allies, neighbors, and friends," President Obama said.

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Protecting Consumer Privacy while Building a Smarter Grid

Tue, 2015-01-06 17:08

Smart grid technologies have the capacity to create tremendous new value for electricity consumers: from advanced IT and communication technologies that improve the overall operation of our nation’s electricity transmission and distribution networks; to smart meters and digital sensors that help utilities quickly identify and minimize the extent of outages when they do occur. In addition, consumers now have the ability to monitor and manage their electricity use in far greater detail by tapping into the data generated by smart meters. 

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