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Commerce and White House Ramp-Up Efforts to Open More Markets to American Goods and Services

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:52

Exports are a vital part of the Obama Administration’s economic growth agenda, therefore, the Commerce Department and the White House hosted a fly-in that brought business leaders from around the country to Washington for a panel discussion on ways to send more products stamped “Made in America” around the world.

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New Actions to Reduce Methane Emissions Will Curb Climate Change, Cut Down on Wasted Energy

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:45

The United States is now the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world, and developing these cleaner-burning fuel sources to light and heat American homes and businesses is crucial to the President’s energy strategy. But while these important energy sources produce less carbon pollution overall, methane leaks throughout the oil and gas system are fueling climate change — and wasting valuable fuel that should be captured and used.

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2015: The Year to Launch and Scale in the United States

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:36

By John D. Breidenstine, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, LondonThe United Kingdom and Ireland are both home to flourishing tech
startups looking for the right opportunities to grow globally.  The United States is the logical target for
their expansion, especially given its 320 million consumers, free trade
agreements with 20 other markets, and massive market for technology
purchases. 

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Swiss Business and Government Leaders Participate in White House Investment Mission

Tue, 2015-01-13 20:06

Senior White House and Cabinet officials today hosted a delegation of leaders of eight Swiss companies in the Roosevelt Room to discuss opportunities to spur new investments and create jobs for American workers. As part of the meeting, the companies announced their plans to invest about $3 billion into their combined U.S. operations in 2015. These new job-creating investments build on the roughly $140 billion in Swiss foreign direct investment (FDI) stock that makes Switzerland the sixth-largest source of FDI in the United States and a crucial commercial partner.

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These New Actions by the President Could Make Your Internet Faster:

Tue, 2015-01-13 18:53

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Fast Internet isn't just a convenience or a luxury -- it's a necessity for economic progress. Unfortunately, too many of America's communities lack access to high-speed broadband Internet.

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Swiss Executives Announce $3 Billion Investment in the United States During Meeting with Secretary Pritzker

Tue, 2015-01-13 18:48

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, NEC Director Jeff Zients and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, hosted a delegation of Swiss business leaders, who are making significant U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The eight executives announced plans to invest $3 billion in their U.S. operations in 2015.

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Regional Forums to Provide Input and Ideas for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Tue, 2015-01-13 16:22

Today, I am delighted to announce the launch of a series of regional forums to engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts on aging on the key issues affecting older Americans. These forums are designed to help provide input and ideas for the upcoming 2015 White House Conference on Aging. 

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The Faces of Health Care: Maria V.

Tue, 2015-01-13 13:13

"Thank you so very, very much for giving people like me, who have a pre-existing condition, Obamacare!"

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An Education Law that Ensures Opportunity for All Students

Tue, 2015-01-13 12:55

Nearly 50 years ago, President Johnson signed the first major piece of legislation to support disadvantaged students in America’s public schools: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The passage of that law was significant in that it focused, in President Johnson’s words, on both the “quality and equality in schooling that we offer our young people.” For 50 years, the law has persistently focused on expanding and protecting educational opportunity.

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President Obama Honors the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs

Tue, 2015-01-13 10:26

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Yesterday afternoon, President Obama welcomed the San Antonio Spurs to the White House in honor of their 2014 NBA championship win, their fifth title in the past 15 seasons.
"This is an organization that has been marked by excellence -- one of the best in professional sports," the President said.
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