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Second Estimate of GDP for the First Quarter of 2015

May 29, 2015

Today’s downward revision to GDP growth was entirely accounted for by revisions to inventory investment and net exports, with other changes being small and neutral on balance. The first-quarter slowdown was the result of harsh winter weather, tepid foreign demand, and consumers saving the windfall from lower oil prices. The combination of personal consumption and fixed investment, the most stable components of GDP, has grown 3.4 percent over the past four quarters. This solid long-term economic trend complements the robust pace of job growth and unemployment reduction over the last year.

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Webinar: Are You Prepared for the Switch to Chip Card Technology?

May 29, 2015

Did you know that an important shift is occurring with card payment technology that might impact your business? Keeping up with the newest, most secure card payment technology is very important...

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SBIR Pulse - 2015 National Conference Special Edition - Pitching and Connecting with Big Business Panel Session

May 29, 2015

The 2015 SBIR/STTR National Conference is just around the corner – June 15 to 17 at the Gaylord Conference...

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama on Tour of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida

May 28, 2015

Today, President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker toured NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami and received the Center’s annual briefing on the upcoming hurricane season.  Dr. Rick Knabb, director of the hurricane center, joined NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan in leading the President and Secretary Pritzker on a tour of the facility and showed them the tools and protocols currently in place to track violent storms and respond to land-falling hurricanes.

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Follow Along: @POTUS Answers Your Questions on Climate Change

May 28, 2015

President Barack Obama participates in a Twitter Q&A at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, May 28, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Connecting Generations to Engage on July 13

May 28, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the White House Conference on Aging's website. See the original post here.
Today at the White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum in Boston, Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell announced that the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will be held on July 13.

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SBIR Pulse - 2015 National Conference Special Edition - Games for Learning Panel Session

May 28, 2015

The 2015 SBIR/STTR National Conference is just around the corner – June 15 to 17 at the Gaylord Conference...

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Essential Proofreading Tips And Tools for Your Content Marketing

May 28, 2015

In my business we publish over 250 pieces of content each month.  At that level we see the challenges writers struggle with – everything from writer’s block to poor sentence structure. 
But...

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Why Free Trade Agreements Should Matter to All of Us

May 27, 2015

Guest blog post by Andrés Gluski, President and CEO, The AES Corporation 
Today, while the media and politicians are debating the President’s Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), it is a good moment to step back and reflect on why Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) should matter to all of us. 

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BEA’s New Data Tool Provides Fast Access to Trade and Investment Stats for Countries

May 27, 2015

A new data tool--International Trade and Investment Country Facts Application--on the Bureau of Economic Analysis website gives users a snapshot of statistics on trade and investment between the United States and another country by simply clicking on a world map.
These fast facts at your fingertips can include:

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