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5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:00

Are you thinking about starting a business?
If you’re like many people, starting a business is a cherished dream. Sure, you can see yourself doing what you love and creating something for...

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Active Monitoring and the Latest Steps in Our Response to Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-22 19:29

President Barack Obama holds a meeting on Ebola with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office.

October 22, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama Extends Warmest Wishes for Diwali

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:15

Today, President Obama wished a Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate the festival of lights.

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In 2009, President Obama became the first U.S. president to celebrate the festival of lights, a time of rejoicing for many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and across the world.
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On the Tragic Shootings in Ottawa, Canada:

Wed, 2014-10-22 14:03

Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, updates President Barack Obama on the shooting in Canada prior to his phone call with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Oct. 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Remembering Benjamin Bradlee, "One of the Most Respected Newsmen of His Generation"

Wed, 2014-10-22 13:39

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ben Bradlee during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2013.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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The President’s BuySecure Initiative: Protecting Americans from Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft

Wed, 2014-10-22 11:22

President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order to provide consumers with more tools to secure their financial future by assisting victims of identity theft, improving the Government’s payment security as a customer and a provider, and accelerating the transition to stronger security technologies and the development of next-generation payment security tools, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Secretary Pritzker Joins Ambassador Kennedy and Japanese Leaders to Discuss Women’s Economic Contributions

Wed, 2014-10-22 11:03

To wrap up her visit to Japan, Secretary Pritzker joined
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and other female business leaders for
a meeting over tea, to discuss government policies and best practices to
overcome barriers to women’s full economic empowerment. 

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"I've Never Had a Job Like This": Life Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:43

Ed. Note: This is cross-posted from USAID. Read the original post here and follow Morgana as she guest posts on USAID's instagram from Liberia this week. 

SUAKOKO, Liberia—”It becomes day-to-day life. You get into your PPE [personal protective equipment] and you go in every day and you feel safe,” explains Audrey Rangel -- a nurse at the Bong County Ebola treatment unit run by International Medical Corps with support and funding from USAID.
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8 Ways to Boost Sales of Your Small Business Services

Wed, 2014-10-22 00:00

Struggling to differentiate your businesses’ services against the competition? Hoping to close more sales, but not sure how to do so with your limited resources? Here are eight surefire ways to...

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Commerce Secretary Pritzker Discusses Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in Japan

Tue, 2014-10-21 18:33

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with representatives from the Japanese healthcare and energy sectors as part of a series of roundtables to discuss American and Japanese business relationships and improve U.S. investment in the Japanese market. These events are part of the Secretary’s trade mission to establish new partnerships and expand the market presence of U.S. medical/pharmaceutical and energy-related companies with innovative products and services. The roundtable provided U.S.

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