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What They're Saying Around the Country: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid

Wed, 2014-07-02 12:44

Today, the Council of Economic Advisers released a report, Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid, which shows the effects of state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion on access to care, financial security, overall health and well-being of residents, and state economies. 

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Talking Cybersecurity

Wed, 2014-07-02 11:44

Last week, I delivered a keynote speech on cybersecurity at the Garter Security & Risk Management Summit in Maryland.

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Experience the White House Kitchen Garden!

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:21

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Let's Move blog. See the original post here.

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Lutheran Services in America Works to Strengthen Local Communities

Tue, 2014-07-01 14:48

Ed. Note: This post is part of the
Commerce in the Community series highlighting the work of community leaders and
organizations that are strengthening the middle class and providing ladders of
opportunity for all Americans.

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NIST’s Net-Zero House Provides All Energy Needs for Family, Saving Thousands in Utilities

Tue, 2014-07-01 14:00

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed
winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on
July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440
miles.*

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In Case You Missed It: LGBT Pride at the White House

Tue, 2014-07-01 13:19

Yesterday, for the sixth time since taking office, President Obama joined national, state, and local community leaders, business leaders, grassroots activists, elected officials, and others for an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month at the White House.

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Do You Have A Marketing Plan?

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:19

Does your small business have a marketing plan? A study by Marketo shows that companies with a documented marketing plan are more likely to be satisfied with their marketing efforts. As you might expect, however, smaller companies are less likely than large ones to have marketing plans. Overall, slightly more than one-third of the companies polled don’t have a marketing plan. But only 56 percent of small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) have one, while among companies with over 1,000 employees, 81 percent have one.

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Commerce Co-Hosts Business and Community Partnerships Summit in Denver, Colorado

Tue, 2014-07-01 10:30

Guest blog post Joshua Dickson, Director, Center for
Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Commerce

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New USPTO Office in Denver Will Spur Innovation and Accelerate Solving the World’s Problems

Tue, 2014-07-01 09:30

Guest blog post by Steve Katsaros, Founder and CEO, Nokero International Ltd.Ed note: Nokero (short for "No Kerosene") designs, manufactures and distributes safe, affordable, and environmentally-friendly solar based technologies. The solar lights and solar battery chargers are high-quality and low-cost, eliminating the need for harmful and polluting fuels around the world.--Yesterday, June
30, 2014, was the opening of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s
(USPTO) Rocky Mountain Satellite Office. We were joined at the opening ceremony

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The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

Mon, 2014-06-30 19:05

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Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the much-publicized Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case.
This decision would allow some bosses to withhold contraceptive care from their employees' health coverage based on their own religious beliefs -- which their employees may not share.
At the top of today's press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivered a statement about where the President stands on this ruling, noting:

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