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How to Prepare your Business to Graduate from the 8(a) Program

Mon, 2014-10-27 00:00

Hundreds of small businesses enter the SBA’s 8(a) business development program each year, but when...

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SHOP Early Access Available to Small Businesses in Five States

Mon, 2014-10-27 00:00

Note: This blog is authored by Rhett Buttle, Director of Private Sector Engagement at HHS. It originally appeared on...

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Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

Sat, 2014-10-25 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap Up: October 18-24

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:52

This week, we continued to actively monitor Ebola, invited Americans to participate in a We the People Meet Up, took a look back at the first White House website, and took a critical step to help protect consumers’ financial security.

Photo of the Week


President Obama just cast his ballot on the first day of early voting in Illinois.
A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on

Oct 10, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT

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After Beating Ebola, Nurse Nina Pham Shares a Hug with the President

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:17

President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Ebola Update from the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:06

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sat down to share an update on Ebola. Speaking from his office at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Fauci explains how Ebola spreads and what we’re doing to address it in the U.S. and in West Africa.
Take four minutes to get the facts from Dr. Fauci, then pass this video on.

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Welcome to the White House: Then and Now

Fri, 2014-10-24 17:53

Whether you noticed or not, casually turned 20 this past Tuesday. That’s right – it was two decades ago this week that the very first version of was introduced to the world by the first term of the Clinton administration.

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Chart of the Week: Catching Up with the Competition on Infrastructure Investment

Fri, 2014-10-24 15:27

In the United States of America, we invest less than 1 percent of our GDP in transportation infrastructure. We rank 28th in the world among advanced nations. We rank 28th in the world. The greatest country in the world ranks 28th in the world. And it costs in every way.
– Vice President Joe Biden

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What USDA Did This Week to Help Rural America:

Fri, 2014-10-24 14:09

This post is the first in a new series that will highlight the work happening across the President's cabinet on any given week. Check back each week -- we guarantee you'll learn something that surprises you.

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Of the People: Live from the White House Kitchen

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:46

Last year, we launched “Of the People: Live from the White House,” a virtual field trip series with Discovery Education to give middle and high school students unique access to the White House and Obama administration officials.
On October 29, the “Of the People” series continues with a live cooking demonstration and a discussion about nutrition with Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and White House Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy.
Register now to watch the event live on Wednesday, October 29 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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