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Why Our Economy Needs Paid Leave

January 15, 2015

Building on the momentum created by the White House Summit on Working Families, today the President announced additional steps the Administration is taking to help working families. The President is calling on Congress to give millions of workers the chance to earn up to seven days per year of sick time.

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Valerie Jarrett: "Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Worker's Right, Not a Privilege"

January 15, 2015

Ed. note: Yesterday, Valerie Jarrett wrote the following post on LinkedIn, breaking the news on the actions the President took today to help working parents. See the original post here.

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The Importance of Service

January 15, 2015

Guest blog post by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jay WilliamsWe all face frustrations and challenges in our daily lives.
Most of us are fortunate that our biggest complaint
is often a bad day at our office job, the perils of DC traffic, or the
fact that our DVR didn’t record the end of the game. It’s become a bit
of a joke on social media with the advent of #FirstWorldProblems. Yet,
there are many people living in the “First World” whose problems are much
bigger than we realize.  

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State of the YOUnion: YouTube Creators Interview President Obama Live from the White House

January 15, 2015

Every year since 2010, we’ve invited people around the country to ask President Obama their questions after his State of the Union address. You’ve asked about everything from the economy, to immigration reform, to the Affordable Care Act... and even suggestions on baby names. 

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Broadband: The Electricity of the 21st Century

January 15, 2015 Broadband brings with it new access to health care, education, and economic opportunities that have not been available in the past. But there are still many for whom this is not yet a reality. Read More

SBA Underscores President’s Cybersecurity Plan; Provides Resources for Small Business Owners

January 15, 2015

Cyber-attacks against business and government seem to be unending, and recent hacks to Sony and Central Command have elevated our need to safeguard against potential threats to our online...

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SBA Offers Online Training for HUBZone Status Protests

January 15, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently introduced another online training module to help small businesses and others to better understand the HUBZone program and status protests. ...

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Small Businesses Create 2 Million Jobs

January 15, 2015

Last week’s jobs report offered more evidence that our economy is gathering a head of steam as we ring in the New Year. Last month, American businesses added back 252,000 jobs and our unemployment...

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5 Things to Know About Guaranteeing Your Company’s Debt

January 15, 2015

When your company needs financing, it may be difficult or impossible to obtain it unless you give your personal guarantee. This means if the company fails to pay its debt, you’re on the hook....

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5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama’s Broadband Announcement Today

January 14, 2015

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Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to share how this small city has done some big things to deliver lightning-fast Internet to the entire metro area. This afternoon, he toured the Cedar Falls Utilities headquarters to see how technicians connect homes and businesses to the area's fiber optic network, and called for more communities to deliver this vital resource to their economy.
So here are five things you need to know about today’s announcement.
1. Fiber optic Internet is really, really fast.

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