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We Must Act Now to Protect Our Winters

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:27

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's blog. See the original post here.
2014 was the hottest year on record, and each of the last three decades has been hotter than the last.
In mountain towns that depend on winter tourism, the realities of climate change really hit home. Shorter, warmer winters mean a shorter season to enjoy the winter sports we love—and a financial hit for local economies that depend on winter sports.

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Honoring Our Outstanding Employees

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:43

blog post from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce AndrewsYesterday, I had the honor of presenting awards to
outstanding employees at the Commerce Department’s 66th annual Gold
and Silver Honor Awards ceremony. 

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Democracy and Progress in India

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:33

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the Republic Day Parade with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India

January 26, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Get a Fresh Start for the New Year with SBA Resource Partners

Wed, 2015-01-28 00:00

Each year the SBA helps more than one million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners with their business start-up and growth. If you have thought about starting your small business in...

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Email: "Still Want to Enter?"

Tue, 2015-01-27 19:10

Earlier today, Video Director Adam Garber sent the following message to the White House email list earlier today, noting that the deadline for White House Student Film Festival submissions is February 2. If you're a student filmmaker and you want to submit a video -- or you know someone else who fits that description -- visit our Student Film Festival page here!
Didn't get the email? Sign up for updates here.

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Counties as Partners in Investment Decisions- NACo’s 2014 County Economic Tracker

Tue, 2015-01-27 17:17

Guest Blog post by Emilia Istrate, PhD, Director of Research
and Outreach, National Association of Counties

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Remind You of Someone? You Should Share These:

Tue, 2015-01-27 17:08

2014 saw dramatic reductions in the amount of Americans without health insurance, corresponding with the estimated 10 million people who have already gained health insurance since the beginning of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. As more Americans gain coverage and we approach the February 15th enrollment deadline, one artist highlights what these diverse Americans have in common in a series of shareable graphics.
Do any of these remind you of someone you know?
Share it with them using the buttons below each image.

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Secretary Pritzker Focuses on Strengthening Bilateral Commercial Relationship, Increasing Foreign Direct Investment During Trip to India

Tue, 2015-01-27 16:49

Secretary Pritzker
today concluded a three-day trip to India, where she was honored to join the
U.S. delegation traveling with President Obama. During the trip, she announced the expansion of
the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue to a Strategic and Commercial Dialogue
(S&CD), reflecting the two countries’ commitment to strengthening
commercial and economic ties. Secretary Pritzker will chair the new commercial
components of the Dialogue.

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President Obama Protects Untouched Marine Wilderness in Alaska

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:00

Today, the President is taking another step to protect our most valuable natural resources. Relying on an authority used by presidents of both parties since Eisenhower, President Obama is designating 9.8 million acres in the waters of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska’s coast as off-limits to consideration for future oil and gas leasing. This action builds on recent steps by the President to protect Bristol Bay and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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DOC Operating Status for January 27, 2015

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:00

This message applies to Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
accordance with the Office of Personnel Management’s Operating Status,
Department of Commerce offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

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