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Export Success Series: Dominican Republic Exemplifies Diverse Exports

Tue, 2015-06-09 13:07

Successful partnerships between the Dominican Republic and small U.S. companies are thriving due to expanding export opportunities. The Commerce Department supports these opportunities by furthering the mission of the “Open for Business Agenda” through free trade agreements, conducting trade missions and traveling to key markets for bilateral negotiations on behalf of American business.  Later this month, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will visit Colombia and Brazil to continue to pursue more open markets within Latin America.

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Read the Original Letter Written by the Pennsylvania Woman Whose Story the President Told Today:

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:59

Today, speaking from the Catholic Health Association's annual assembly in Washington, D.C., President Obama outlined the state of health care in America, now that the Affordable Care Act has become part of the fabric of our health care system. In it, he told the story of Debra Lea Oren of Palmer, Pennsylvania. Debra, who suffers from osteoarthritis so severe it put her in a wheelchair, couldn't walk or stand for years. She was in constant pain.
Today, she's back on her feet. Here's why:

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Can You Guess What These Charts Are Telling You?

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:24

Love charts? We’ve pulled together a select batch of them and removed the titles and labels. 
See if you can guess the story each of them tells – then challenge your chart-loving friends to take it, too. We guarantee you’ll learn something that surprises you.

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What Am I: Can you guess what these charts are telling you?

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Who Said It? A Century of Attempts To Reform Our Health Care System:

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:19

For nearly 100 years, American presidents from both political parties tried to reform our health care system. On March 23, 2010, President Obama finally did by signing the Affordable Care Act into law, which has helped millions of Americans gain access to quality, affordable health coverage.
Take this quiz to test your knowledge about what past presidents have said about the need to fix our health care system. You might be surprised by some of the answers.

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Empowering Developing Nations to Boost Their Own Climate Resilience

Tue, 2015-06-09 09:45

Today, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the United States and partners from around the world are delivering on President Obama’s commitment to help empower developing nations to boost their own climate resilience.

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Looking Back @ the Women in Investing Roundtable - Amazing Conversation and More to Do

Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00

Editor's note: This blog was co-authored by Javier Saade and Nate Yohannes.
On...

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What a Balance Sheet Reveals About a Small Business

Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00

Do you know what your company is worth?
Understanding your profit and loss statement and cash...

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Export Success Series: Creating a Mutually Beneficial Relationship between Costa Rican and U.S. Businesses

Mon, 2015-06-08 17:38

American businesses are expanding their networks to include Central American countries as additional markets for their goods and services. With assistance from the Commerce Department’s Foreign Commercial Service, two U.S. companies are establishing new global export markets within Costa Rica.
 

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NACIE and Federal Leaders Join Forces: Tackling Issues in Inclusion, Talent, and Capital

Mon, 2015-06-08 17:33

The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) convened last week for their third quarterly meeting. Hosted by EDA's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), NACIE members discussed their work on innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent development in the workforce, and received updates from Commerce Department leadership on new initiatives and research relative to NACIE efforts.

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A Voice from the Market: Jim McNerney, Chairman and CEO of the Boeing Company

Mon, 2015-06-08 17:12

Guest blog post by Jim McNerney, Chairman and CEO of the Boeing Company and the Chairman of the President’s Export Council.  
Boeing is proud to be part of a U.S. aerospace industry that helped make our country the world’s leading manufacturing and military-diplomatic power of the 20th Century.   America can reclaim the former and maintain the latter for the 21st Century, but only with public policies that allow U.S. businesses to grow exports through greater access to the global marketplace.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. Export-import Bank are two timely examples.

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