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Record December Boosted 2015 to 2nd Warmest Year for Contiguous U.S.

January 07, 2016

Ten weather, climate disasters exceeding $1 billion impacted the nation

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What to Consider Before You Price Your Products

January 07, 2016

Pricing your products as you launch your small business? It may be worth taking a second look at your pricing strategy.
Sure, you could count your material costs and base your price on that...

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Get Your Hourly Weather Forecast from NOAA’s National Weather Service

January 06, 2016

As part of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Weather-Ready Nation campaign, the NWS has released a guide to help you access your local hourly weather forecast from your computer or mobile device.  Having access to your hourly forecast can assist in saving lives and property by equipping emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public with critical information to make fast and smart decisions.

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RESOLVED: To Start 2016 Weather Ready

January 05, 2016

The devastating impacts of future extreme events, such as those witnessed across much of the United States during the latter half of December, can be reduced through improved readiness, which is why the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) initiative is so important.
A Weather-Ready Nation takes well-informed communities, businesses and individuals that are ready, responsive and resilient to extreme events.
Key actions include:

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The Power of Emotional Marketing

January 05, 2016

It's the time of year when everyone is throwing around predictions — and in the marketing world, emotion is shaping up to be a hot marketing trend for 2016. What does emotional marketing mean, and...

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Evaluating Investments in Community Resilience: New Guide Explains How

January 04, 2016

Communities weighing choices for capital improvement projects intended to improve their resilience to severe weather, wildfires, earthquakes, or other types of hazards now have a new guide to help them sort through the costs and benefits of each when deciding which investment is best for their particular circumstances.

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Start the New Year Off Right: 5 Resolutions for Better Business

January 04, 2016

Happy New Year! While everyone is making a slew of personal resolutions it is time for you to make some resolutions to get your business on track. The New Year is the perfect time to reaffirm your...

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West Wing Week: 1/1/2016 or, “U.S. Mission Manila”

December 31, 2015

This week, West Wing Week takes a short break from our regularly scheduled programming to take you behind the scenes with the U.S. Embassy in Manila, to show you what it's like for folks working at a U.S. Embassy when POTUS comes to your country.

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More than 5.02 Million Records Released

December 30, 2015

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in September 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 5.02 million—all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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This is How We Got to Zero Ebola Cases in West Africa:

December 30, 2015

For the first time since this outbreak was detected in West Africa in early 2014, the world has now gone over 40 consecutive days without a single reported Ebola case.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Guinea has successfully halted Ebola transmission and now joins Sierra Leone and Liberia in recovering from this devastating disease. This represents a significant milestone for Guinea, West Africa, and the international community.

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