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International Statistical Update: Health- and Education-Related Travel Now Part of Travel Services

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:00

Cross-post, Bureau of Economic AnalysisYou may have noticed some data on international travel services look a little bit different. With the release of the monthly trade report on June 4, spending on health- and education-related travel are now counted in the travel services category.

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Weekly Address: The President Wishes America's Dads a Happy Father's Day

Sat, 2014-06-14 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Cabinet Room of the White House, June 13, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Data Driving Development: EDA Releases New Cluster Mapping Tool to Help Spur Regional Economic Growth

Fri, 2014-06-13 11:09

Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Earlier this week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced
the launch of the U.S. Cluster
Mapping and Registry project, a national economic initiative based at
Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and
supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  The U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry project
aims to strengthen U.S. competitiveness by understanding the economic

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Engaging Indian Country to Help Create Conditions for Economic Opportunity on Trust Lands

Thu, 2014-06-12 16:05

Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Traveling this week on my first official trip as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, I was honored to participate in the National Congress of the American Indians mid-year conference “Claiming our Rights and Strengthening our Governance” in Anchorage, Alaska. While there, I served on a panel with Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs at the U.S.

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Hire, Maintain and Terminate Seasonal and Long-Term Employees with Care

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:41

With the summer season right around the corner, you may be considering hiring extra hands to help out in your business, perhaps some of the first employees you’ve taken on in your venture. Even if you’re a seasoned employer, it’s always advisable to take stock of how you’re doing as a manager and how you might be able to improve in ways that will benefit your business overall.

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Hire, Maintain and Terminate Seasonal and Long-Term Employees with Care

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:41

With the summer season right around the corner, you may be considering hiring extra hands to help out in your business, perhaps some of the first employees you’ve taken on in your venture. Even if you’re a seasoned employer, it’s always advisable to take stock of how you’re doing as a manager and how you might be able to improve in ways that will benefit your business overall.

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Hire, Maintain and Terminate Seasonal and Long-Term Employees with Care

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:41

With the summer season right around the corner, you may be considering hiring extra hands to help out in your business, perhaps some of the first employees you’ve taken on in your venture. Even if you’re a seasoned employer, it’s always advisable to take stock of how you’re doing as a manager and how you might be able to improve in ways that will benefit your business overall.

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Secretary Pritzker Highlights Commerce Resources for New Hampshire Businesses

Wed, 2014-06-11 18:15

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker participated in
the 4th Annual New Hampshire Business Day Luncheon, hosted by U.S.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The event, which brought together nearly 200 community
and small business leaders from New Hampshire, aimed to provide the business
community with information about the resources available to them through
federal programs and agencies. Secretary Pritzker was joined by Secretary of
State John Kerry, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Department of

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A Flag Day Salute to U.S. Veterans

Wed, 2014-06-11 15:52

This Saturday, we celebrate Flag Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.  The United States Army also celebrates its 239th birthday on June 14, 2014.  The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to take this opportunity to wish the Army a Happy Birthday, while expressing our gratitude to all the men and women, in every branch of U.S. military service, who serve our country. 

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A Flag Day Salute to U.S. Veterans

Wed, 2014-06-11 15:52

This Saturday, we celebrate Flag Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.  The United States Army also celebrates its 239th birthday on June 14, 2014.  The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to take this opportunity to wish the Army a Happy Birthday, while expressing our gratitude to all the men and women, in every branch of U.S. military service, who serve our country. 

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