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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and John Podesta, Counselor to the President, announce with NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney the Administration's partnership with NASCAR, tire manufactures and retailers to raise awareness of tire safety and actions to cut carbon pollution and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, in front of the West Wing of the White House, Dec. 9, 2014.
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Operational improvements at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
mean the public will soon get to see more regional economic data. These
improvements will safeguard businesses’ private information, while ensuring
vital regional data is available to policy makers and other data users. BEA is
constantly looking at ways to better provide the information that users need
while protecting the confidentiality of employers’ records.
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Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden, Valerie Jarrett, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack welcomed over 100 current and former foster youth from across the country to celebrate several new announcements aimed at improving the outcomes of youth in and aging out of care. As part of this effort, the White House hosted the stars and creators of the new movie Annie to highlight the issue of foster care.
In keeping with President and First Lady's vision to make the Obama White House as accessible as possible, a few times a year the White House opens its doors to people who engage with us on social media. And that time has come, once again! On Monday, December 15, we are inviting tweeters, instagrammers, viners, and Facebook fans from across the country to take part in the 2014 holiday festivities and learn about the White House holiday preparations at the 2014 White House Holiday Social.
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Today, the President honored the incredible innovation, energy, and commitment of the senior leaders of America’s federal workforce. These public servants come from all walks of life and from every corner of America to carry on the proud tradition of dedicating their careers to serving others.
As the Colbert Report winds down to its final episode, Stephen Colbert traveled south to George Washington University last night to sit down with President Obama -- or, as Stephen prefers, the man who once sat down with Bill O'Reilly.
It was a memorable meeting of two great leaders -- one of the free world, the other of "medium cable ratings." They discussed health care reform, the President's recent actions on immigration, climate change, and the presidency vs. punditry.
Of course, the President had the final word -- or decree -- on health care:
Just 30 mins until Shak's answering questions on early education with @arneduncan. Ask your question using #ShakiraEdChat. ShakHQ
— Shakira (@shakira) December 10, 2014
For every dollar we invest in early childhood education, we see a rate of return of $7 or more through a reduced need for spending on other services, such as remedial education, grade repetition, and special education, as well as increased productivity and earnings for these kids as adults.
The most valuable business commodity is trust. Richard Branson, author and founder of Virgin Group says, “Building trust in your brand isn't easy to achieve and it may take time, but it doesn't...Read More
It’s been a stellar year for SBA lending, which is good news for small businesses.
In FY 2014, the SBA’s flagship loan program, the 7(a) Loan...
For 45 years, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) programs
have focused on providing greater access to business opportunities that better
equip minority business owners to create jobs, build scale and capacity, and
contribute to the U.S. economy.