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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.
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.Read More
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.
"Thank you so very, very much for giving people like me, who have a pre-existing condition, Obamacare!"
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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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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.
What does it take for a small business to achieve success?
Whether you’re already in business, or preparing to start a business, it takes hard work, tenacity and drive to achieve a high...
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In the lead-up to the State of the Union next Tuesday, President Obama's been traveling across the country unveiling some of the ideas he'll be talking about in the address.
Today, he stopped by the Federal Trade Commission offices to talk about how we can better protect consumers from identity theft and safeguard everyone's privacy, including our children. He laid out a number of new steps and proposals, which you can read more about below.
Earlier today, White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent a message to the White House email list asking readers what they want to see get done in the President's last two years. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.Read More
Many of the world’s greatest breakthroughs have something in
common – strong intellectual property (IP) protection provided by the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In fact, IP protection was included
in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution by our Founding Fathers, who deemed
it essential for society “to promote the progress of science and the useful
arts securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to
their respective writings and discoveries.” Since Thomas Jefferson— the first