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Partnering with Private Investors to Rebuild America

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:35

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Transportation's blog. See the original post here.
We all know the “road to prosperity” is a metaphor, but what if it were an actual road?
The fact is, investing in transportation creates value, and that means it’s a worthwhile investment — for public funds, yes, but also for the private sector. So, with public investments in our nation’s important transportation assets steadily declining, we need to find better ways to partner with private investors to help rebuild America.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Welcomes Chinese Delegation

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:00

On September 11, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee discussed a number of key intellectual property
(IP) issues at the Intellectual Property Rights Working Group meeting of the
Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), co-chaired by the Office of the
U.S. Trade Representative.

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West Wing Week 9/12/14 or, “Meeting Those Threats with Strength and Resolve”

Thu, 2014-09-11 17:43

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President concluded a summit in Wales with NATO allies, hosted a White House meeting with congressional leadership on foreign policy, addressed the nation in primetime, and commemorated the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. That's September 5 to September 11, or "Meeting Those Threats with Strength and Resolve."

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Honoring 9/11 Through Service

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:40

President Barack Obama greets volunteers at Food & Friends during a service project to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, in Washington, D.C.

September 11, 2013.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today, millions of people across the country will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 through acts of service. To honor the memories of those we lost, we come together to make our communities better and our world a brighter place through acts of volunteerism.
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Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protection of West Coast whales

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:55

Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert, a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect endangered right whales on the East Coast, has been updated with new features to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and conservation initiatives.

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You Don’t Have to Start a Business to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:22

Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary for Economic DevelopmentOne of my favorite things about my time as Mayor of Youngstown was having the opportunity to go out and speak to students in local schools. I found myself inspired and energized by their enthusiasm and idealism.

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"We Will Only Grow Stronger": President Obama Commemorates the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

Thu, 2014-09-11 11:21

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listen to the national anthem during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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NOAA Ship & National Aquarium Co-Host Star-Spangled Events & Tours

Thu, 2014-09-11 10:15

On Sept. 10, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration, joined a parade of tall ships, Navy vessels, and other boats entering Baltimore Harbor as part of the Star-Spangled Spectacular, a week-long festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.  Okeanos Explorer will be moored next to the National Aquarium through Sept. 16.

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Join and SBA’s Live Spanish Hangout on Business Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:00

Are you a young entrepreneur looking for tips on how to start a new business? The SBA and will host a live Hangout in Spanish on September 25 to chat about SBA’s new online course...

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Únete a y a la SBA en un Hangout en Vivo en Español sobre Consejos de Negocios para Jóvenes Emprendedores

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:00

¿Es usted un joven empresario en busca de consejos sobre cómo iniciar un nuevo negocio? La SBA y organizaron un Hangout en vivo en español para el 25 de septiembre para...

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