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Secretary Pritzker Speaks at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

Fri, 2014-10-10 09:40

This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
participated in a panel discussion at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, where
she discussed the economy and steps the U.S. government and private sector can
take to spur economic growth and job creation, building a bridge to the
business community.

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West Wing Week: 10/10/14 or, "Is Anybody Here Over 25?"

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:26

This week, the President traveled to Indiana and to California, where he spoke on expanding economic opportunity for every American, addressed the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and dedicated the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Jose "Pepe" F. Burgos, Director U.S. Commercial Service-Puerto Rico

Thu, 2014-10-09 15:30

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series
highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to
an Economy Built to Last in honor of Hispanic Heritage MonthGuest blog post by Jose "Pepe" F. Burgos, Director U.S. Commercial Service-Puerto RicoMy name is Jose F. Burgos. My nickname is Pepe and I was
born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My mother was from the town of Aguadilla in the
west part of the island, and my father was from Humacao on the opposite side of

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Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources

Thu, 2014-10-09 15:00

Guest Blog Post by Kathryn Sullivan,
Ph.D.,Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA AdministratorOur societal well-being is linked to a healthy, productive, and resilient
environment. However, many of our nation’s treasured landscapes
and iconic species are fundamentally changing due to the effects of a changing

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The White House Joins Medium

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:28

We're really excited to announce that the White House joined Medium, a new, self-publishing platform that encourages people to share ideas and stories that matter. And today, ahead of his visit to a tech hub in Los Angeles, the President published his very first post. The post talks about the new American economy and the innovations that are driving it forward -- and, specifically, what that economy looks like for Millennials:

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Here Are Five Facts from the White House Report on Millennials:

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:24

Today, the Council on Economic Advisers released a new report that looks at the so-called "Millennial" generation. And while you might think that this group of Americans -- mostly in their mid-20s -- is all about smartphones and mason jars, you'd be wrong.

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Choosing the Right Financing for Your Small Business

Thu, 2014-10-09 00:00

Small business owners, on average, spend 33 hours seeking credit. Why so long? That’s valuable time during the startup phase! When it comes to choosing the right way to fund a particular...

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Empowering Our Young People, and Stemming the Collateral Damage of Incarceration

Wed, 2014-10-08 19:30

Today, officials from the White House, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) welcomed a diverse group of federal officials, non-profit workers, faith leaders, school administrators, researchers, and child welfare advocates to the White House, to announce a series of steps aimed at providing stronger support to help children with incarcerated parents succeed, and overcome the unique obstacles they often face.

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Five U.S. Airports Are Enacting New Screening Measures to Protect Against Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:50

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the following five U.S. airports will soon begin enhanced Ebola screening for all travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries:

John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY

Washington Dulles International Airport - Washington, D.C.

Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ

Chicago O'Hare International Airport - Chicago, IL

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - Atlanta, GA

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U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:44

In President Obama’s first term, he called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation to take action to double fuel economy standards by 2025 and cut vehicle greenhouse gas emissions in half. These actions combat climate change and help American families save money – more than $8,000 in fuel costs for each car by 2025.

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