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The President Speaks About America's Auto Industry — the "Heartbeat of American Manufacturing"

January 08, 2015

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Yesterday afternoon, President Obama stopped by the Ford assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan to talk about the auto bailout, and the resurgence of America's auto industry over the past few years.
"I wanted to come here to Michigan because this state proves no matter how tough times get, Americans are tougher," he said.
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2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open for Business

January 08, 2015

Guest blog post by Secretary
Penny Pritzker 

In my first year as Secretary, one of my proudest moments
was welcoming international investors to the 2013
SelectUSA Investment Summit. Alongside President Obama, Secretary of State
John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and U.S.
Trade Representative Michael Froman, we made it clear that America is “Open for
Business.” 

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The Faces of Health Care: Deborah K.

January 08, 2015

"With my ACA coverage, I'm free to own my own business, consulting from home while ensuring I am able to manage my condition and stay healthy." 

The day Deborah was laid off, she was wearing a 24-hour heart monitor. She has a chronic autoimmune disorder that requires continuous health coverage. Before the Affordable Care Act, a loss like this would mean paying egregious medical costs or driving from Los Angeles to Mexico for affordable medications. But the Affordable Care Act changed all that. 
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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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