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NOAA Announces Funding for Six Projects to Increase Coastal Resiliency, Improve Habitat

December 02, 2015

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced $4 million in recommended funding for six projects under the 2015 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program. The program is part of NOAA’s comprehensive approach to building coastal resiliency.
These on-the-ground restoration projects will not only enhance ecosystem resiliency to the impacts of extreme weather and changing environmental conditions, but will also provide habitat to support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected species. 

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Here's What You Need to Know about the U.S. Visa Waiver Program:

December 01, 2015

There is no greater priority a president has than keeping the American people safe. In the 21st century, when America still stands as the number one destination for tourists and travelers on international business, that responsibility requires that we can preserve the international connections that are critical to the strength of our economy while protecting our national security.

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Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Two New Data Sets to Deepen Understanding of U.S. Economy

December 01, 2015

In the past two days, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic  Analysis (BEA) has released two brand new sets of economic statistics that business people, entrepreneurs, policy makers, households and others can use to make more informed decisions in their professional and personal lives. 

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Rebrand Your Business, Step By Step

December 01, 2015

Is it time to rebrand your business? Different from simply freshening up your marketing materials, rebranding means changing the entire "personality" of your business. Your company might be ready...

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When is the 2016 State of the Union?

November 30, 2015

President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET. Here are a three ways you can get ready for the big speech in the meantime.

 

1. Watch the enhanced 2015 State of the Union address.

 

2. Go behind the scenes as the President works with his speechwriting team before the 2015 State of the Union address.

 

3. Brush up on your State of the Union trivia.

 

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More than 4.95 Million Records Released

November 30, 2015

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in August 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.95 million—all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Announcing: "Mission Innovation"

November 29, 2015

President Barack Obama and President François Hollande of France hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 24, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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#ShopSmall for Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2015

Today, we're celebrating Small Business Saturday -- a day to support small businesses and all they do for their communities. We’re encouraging everyone to visit a small business to do some holiday shopping.

Find out how you can participate from the Small Business Administration; share your Small Business Saturday story on social media using #SmallBizSaturday and #ShopSmall, and check out how the White House and the Obama administration are celebrating below!

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West Wing Week: 11/27/2015 or, "This Turkey is Hereby Pardoned"

November 27, 2015

Welcome to your "turkey edition" of West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and beyond. This week, the President wrapped up his trip to Asia — a cross-continental journey that took him to Antalya, Manila, and concluded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He honored Medal of Freedom recipients back at the White House, and pardoned a couple of lucky turkeys before Thanksgiving. That's November 20th to November 26th or, "This Turkey is Hereby Pardoned."

Friday, November 20th

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership—Opening Global Doors for Small Businesses

November 27, 2015

Cosigned by current SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and former SBA Administrators Karen G. Mills (2009-2013), Hector Barreto (2001-2006)...

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