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Getting Your Small Business Website Right

January 08, 2015

Can you believe that in this day and age, only about half of all small businesses have websites? 97 percent of...

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The Road to the State of the Union (Spoiler Alert)

January 07, 2015

Note: This post first appeared on the platform Medium. You can read that post here.
In two weeks, President Obama will deliver his seventh State of the Union address (technically, it’s his sixth, because the first one isn’t considered a State of the Union for whatever reason, but avert your eyes Politifact).
This year, President Obama is doing something he’s never done before: He’s laying out some of his State of the Union message and policies ahead of his address to Congress on January 20.

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The Faces of Health Care: Karen M.

January 07, 2015

"I was a prime candidate for a major heart attack, and because of the anomalies in my heart's structure, I may not have survived it. I am 110% better, back to work, and out of pain. Health care reform gave me that chance." 

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2015 Promises More Data from BEA on Foreign Investment in the United States

January 07, 2015

Are you looking for statistics on new investment by foreign
companies in the United States? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has you
covered. New statistics slated to be unveiled later this year will provide
information on things like when a foreign company launches a new business in
this country or expands an existing one by building a new plant.

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The Resurgence of the American Auto Industry – in Three GIFs

January 07, 2015

After nearly a decade of grit and grind, the American auto industry has quite a story to tell.

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President Obama Responds to the Attack in France

January 07, 2015

Updated: 6:36 p.m. ET on January 7, 2015

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Being Biden: A Senate Swearing-In

January 06, 2015

Today marked the start of the 114th Congress, and Vice President Biden presided over the ceremonial swearing-in -- a long-running tradition for the sitting Vice President.
In today's special video edition of Being Biden, the Vice President spoke about the importance of the ceremony while in the motorcade on his way to the Senate. "To see the looks on their faces, I hope they understand the incredible opportunity they have."

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President Obama and President Peña Nieto of Mexico Meet at the White House

January 06, 2015

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This afternoon, President Obama welcomed Mexican President Peña Nieto and his delegation to the White House. Today's meeting marked Peña Nieto's first White House visit as the President of Mexico.
"It's appropriate that our first meeting of the year is with one of our closest allies, neighbors, and friends," President Obama said.

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Protecting Consumer Privacy while Building a Smarter Grid

January 06, 2015

Smart grid technologies have the capacity to create tremendous new value for electricity consumers: from advanced IT and communication technologies that improve the overall operation of our nation’s electricity transmission and distribution networks; to smart meters and digital sensors that help utilities quickly identify and minimize the extent of outages when they do occur. In addition, consumers now have the ability to monitor and manage their electricity use in far greater detail by tapping into the data generated by smart meters. 

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NOAA Announces Significant Investment in Next Generation of Supercomputers

January 06, 2015

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced the next phase in the agency’s efforts to increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts. By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops – a nearly tenfold increase from the current capacity.Ahead of this upgrade, each of the two operational supercomputers will first more than triple their current capacity later this month (to at least 0.776 petaflop

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