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Here's How Cell Phone Unlocking Became Legal

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:53

On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed a bill into law that again made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones in order to take them to a carrier that best suits their needs. It marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.
It's a win for consumers, and an important milestone for We the People -- which has generated more than 15 million users and 22 million signatures on over 350,000 petitions since it started in 2011.

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Catch the Rising Tide of U.S. Travel Jobs, Exports

Fri, 2014-08-15 11:49

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration. You can see the original post here.
Whatever your fancy -- toes in sand, skis in fresh powder, or your golf ball in the middle of the fairway (we hope) -- your travel plans support millions of jobs throughout the United States.
We have the data to prove it: New data from the Department of Commerce show the travel and tourism industry supported 7.6 million jobs in 2013, up 146,000 jobs from 2012.
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Making Critical Investments in Our Youngest Citizens

Thu, 2014-08-14 17:19

Yesterday, the Department of Education unveiled a new grant opportunity to partner with states and local communities to expand the reach of high-quality preschool. The $250 million grant competition will provide thousands of additional 4-year-old children across the country with a high-quality preschool education. The Obama administration’s Preschool Development Grants program is a critical piece of the President’s plan to boost access to high-quality preschool and support early learning for every child in America, beginning at birth and continuing through school entry.

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Environmental Educators and Students Honored at White House Ceremony

Thu, 2014-08-14 16:47

This week, we welcomed outstanding students and teachers from across the country to the White House for the Presidential Environmental Education Awards National Recognition Ceremony. We were wowed by their smarts, their ingenuity, and their commitment to environmental issues. 

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The President Gives an Update on Iraq and the Situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Thu, 2014-08-14 15:04

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri, from Edgartown, Massachusetts, August 14, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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U.S. Commerce Department Invests $2.8 Million to Foster Innovation in Louisiana and Massachusetts

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:29

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced $2.8 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) investments to support projects that will foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Louisiana and Massachusetts.“The Obama Administration and Commerce Department have prioritized supporting American innovation, which is the key driver of U.S. competitiveness, job growth and long-term economic growth,” said Secretary Pritzker.

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Keeping SCORE: 10 ½ Million Entrepreneurs Served

Thu, 2014-08-14 00:00

For half a century, thousands of seasoned American executives and retired business owners have provided pro bono consulting services to 10 ½ million American entrepreneurs. These volunteers aren’t...

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50 Years of Small Business Impact

Thu, 2014-08-14 00:00

This Monday, SCORE kicked off our annual National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. This conference is a chance for the leadership of our 320+ chapters around the country to come together...

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Why a Real Estate Line of Credit is a Smart Choice for Investors

Thu, 2014-08-14 00:00

As a real estate investor, putting together a variety of financing tools at your disposal is a key component for executing your deals. Some methods include, but are not limited to, conventional...

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5 Takeaways about Doing Business in Africa

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:09

In case you missed it during the U.S.-Africa
Business Forum last week, the International Trade Administration (ITA) published
a report that shows that the U.S. trade relationship with Africa is growing at
an increasing rate.

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