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Thankful for Healthcare: The Impact of the ACA Lives in Stories Like These

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:36

Over the past year, we’ve seen 10 million additional Americans gain health insurance, leading to a 26 percent drop in adults living without health coverage. This is progress which can’t be adequately quantified by the numbers, and as we approach the third week of our second Open Enrollment period this Thanksgiving weekend, we fully expect hundreds of thousands of families to use part of their time together to gather around their laptops, tablets and computers to make sure everyone has the health coverage they need to stay healthy in the new year.  

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Being Biden Vol. 17: Standing with Ukraine

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:20

The audio series Being Biden is an opportunity for the Vice President to give you a window into his daily life, and share some of his most memorable experiences.

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Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:15

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 151 years ago (Oct.

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Businesses Commit to Alleviate Their Suppliers’ Capital Costs

Wed, 2014-11-26 10:50

A recently released Department of Commerce report, “The
Economic Benefits of Reducing Supplier Working Capital Costs,” highlighted
how much the viability of our nation’s supply chain depends on large firms
paying on time.  Our small manufacturing
firms—which account for more than 1/3 of manufacturing shipments and close to
half of employment—face elevated capital costs, relative to large firms,
because of lack of access to loans and higher interest rates.  Large firms exacerbated these constraints

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Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs

Tue, 2014-11-25 19:10

The President is taking action, within his legal authority, to fix our broken immigration system. America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants -- and that grows our economy.

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President Obama Travels Back Home to Chicago to Talk Immigration

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:42

This afternoon, President Obama traveled back to his hometown of Chicago to meet with civic and business leaders and detail the reasons he's acting on his own to help fix our broken immigration system.
Speaking from a Polish community center in Chicago, the President reminded us that every president since Eisenhower has used his executive authority to address immigration issues. In fact, every president for the last 50 years has taken action to keep families together and help improve our nation's immigration system.

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Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Recognition of American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Tue, 2014-11-25 14:19

In recognition of American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, the U.S. Census Bureau today released key statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major Office of Management and Budget race categories. The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York.Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians.In 1990, President George H.W.

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#DineSmall on Small Business Saturday Night

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:21

Cross-post by Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, Small Business AdministrationNovember 29th is Small Business Saturday – a day circled on the calendar of savvy entrepreneurs across America.Small businesses are the engine of our economy and create two out of three new jobs. Seven in 10 Americans are now aware that the day after Black Friday is a time to shop small and support local economic growth.

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