Words can be a very powerful tool. They can help you connect with customers, assist in negotiation and, ultimately, they can help you build your business. That’s why it’s vital to pick your words...Read More
Today, the Treasury Department announced that it's taking action to reduce the tax benefits of -- and, where possible, stop -- corporate tax inversions from happening.
What's an inversion again? In short, it's a type of corporate tax deal wherein a U.S.-based multinational with operations in other countries moves the tax residence of the parent company overseas -- moving into a low-tax jurisdiction to avoid paying U.S. taxes. (Want more details? We break it down pretty thoroughly in this post.)
Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker participated in the National
Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Day on Capitol Hill
event. She was joined by Sen. Sherrod Brown, Reps. Joe Kennedy and Tom Reed,
several business leaders and the directors of the newly established
pilot Institutes of Manufacturing Innovation. NNMI Day was an opportunity
to showcase the successes of the four pilot institutes in North Carolina,
Youngstown, Chicago, and Detroit in the areas of additive, digital,
After just over a year on Twitter and Instagram, First Lady Michelle Obama's social media accounts both passed 1 million followers this summer!
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's blog. See the original post here.
As the former Mayor of an urban Promise Zone community, I have a unique appreciation for the passion and dedication local leaders have when working to turn around their communities.
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.
Earlier this month, I was in Melbourne, Australia representing our government at a meeting of Labor Ministers of the world’s 20 major economies.
After sitting down with my G20 counterparts and learning more about their policies relating to work and workplaces, my main takeaway is that the United States is distressingly behind the curve on paid family leave.
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Despite recent budget cuts, the U.S. federal marketplace remains a lucrative opportunity for small businesses. The federal government typically spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every...Read More
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in Map Room of the White House, Sept. 19, 2014.
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This week, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat, met with National Spelling Bee winners, announced a major increase in our efforts to help fight Ebola in West Africa, gave a statement about the bipartisan support of our strategy to defeat ISIL, and launched a campaign to help stop sexual assault.
Check out the rest of the highlights from this week.
This week, Congress passed and President Obama signed something called a Continuing Resolution, an important measure that ensures our government has the resources necessary to address key domestic and national security goals in the months ahead, including our strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL, and to continue normal government operations without disruption.