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West Wing Week 11/07/14 or, "Babies Love Barack"

Fri, 2014-11-07 16:06

This week, the President urged Congress to support his policies to help women and working families succeed, awarded the Medal of Honor to a heroic Civil War veteran, invited military families to a concert on the South Lawn, and, of course, greeted trick-or-treaters on Halloween. That's October 31st to November 6th.

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Keeping Up on the Minimum Wage

Fri, 2014-11-07 15:26

It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage.
He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty. He believes that the current rate of $7.25 per hour undermines our basic bargain, failing to reward hard work with a fair wage.

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Tapping Stakeholders to Help Accelerate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Fri, 2014-11-07 14:13

When you want something
done, give it to a busy person. In the case of the newly appointed members of the
National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), the
Department of Commerce has tapped a group of busy, innovative folks who are
passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce issues to advise
the Secretary on compelling challenges and opportunities in these fields. 

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Tools You Can Use: Personal Finance

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:31

Earlier this year, we launched WhiteHouse.gov/tools -- a new section of our site highlighting tools from across government that can make your life easier. Today, we’re updating our collection to highlight tools that can help you make smart personal finance decisions and protect your hard-earned income.

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The Employment Situation in October

Fri, 2014-11-07 09:30

With today’s report, the unemployment rate is falling as fast as at any point in the last thirty years, and the economy is on pace for its best year of job growth since the late 1990s. The economy has come a long way since the crisis six years ago, but more must be done to create jobs for those still searching for work and ensure that those who are working see the strengthening economy translate into rising wages. The President will continue to work with Congress and do everything he can to support job creation and boost wages.

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Secretary Pritzker Works to Promote More Business in Africa

Fri, 2014-11-07 08:18

U.S. Secretary
of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Atlanta, Georgia this week to emphasize
the importance of helping U.S. companies launch and increase their business in
Africa at the “Discover Global Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa” Conference. The
event brought together U.S. government officials, visiting U.S. commercial
diplomats posted at embassies throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, international
business leaders, trade finance experts, and others to help companies identify
and develop trade and investment opportunities on the continent.

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Jumpstart Your Woman-Owned Veteran Small Business with the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

In honor and celebration of Veterans Day, join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she engages women veteran entrepreneurs during a live Google Hangout-...

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VetCap Surges During National Veterans Small Business Week

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

Note: This article was authored by Robert McFarlin and originally appeared on the White House's...

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Jumpstart Your Woman-Owned Veteran Small Business with the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

In honor and celebration of Veterans Day, join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she engages women veteran entrepreneurs during a live Google Hangout-...

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VetCap Surges During National Veterans Small Business Week

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

Note: This article was authored by Robert McFarlin and originally appeared on the White House's...

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