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Travel Journal of the Vice President’s Trip to Morocco, Ukraine, Turkey:

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:55

Welcome to your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s three-country, five-day visit to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey.

November 22-23, 2014   Vice President Biden Wraps Up His Trip in Turkey
The Vice President wrapped up his three-country trip last week with a visit to Istanbul, Turkey.
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Secretary Pritzker Answers Questions about Entrepreneurship During Twitter Chat

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:00

While attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Marrakech, Morocco Secretary Penny Pritzker took questions about entrepreneurship and innovation from Twitter users. As the Administration’s point person on entrepreneurship, Secretary Pritzker led a U.S. delegation to the Summit, demonstrating the U.S. government’s continued commitment to fostering a culture of innovation around the world.

Below is a transcript of the Twitter chat.

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President Obama Signs the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:03

President Barack Obama signs S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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PAGE Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words – Rich Barton

Thu, 2014-11-20 11:49

Has Expedia helped you find the best deal for your vacation? Ever used Glassdoor to compare the salaries of different jobs or help you negotiate your next raise? Or have you looked up a Zestimate on Zillow to discover your next home?

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New Search Tool Driven by API Helps U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws

Thu, 2014-11-20 10:29

Starting today, U.S. companies can use a simple tool to search the federal government’s Consolidated Screening List (CSL). The CSL is a streamlined collection of nine different “screening lists” from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and the Treasury that contains names of individuals and companies with whom a U.S. company may not be allowed to do business due to U.S. export regulations, sanctions, or other restrictions. If a company or individual appears on the list, U.S.

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Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist

Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00

Each year, the 11 federal agencies that provide funding via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)...

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3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market

Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00

If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably too busy to stay on top of the latest and greatest social media marketing tools. And with more coming online all the time, it’s...

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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Addresses Global Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in Minneapolis

Wed, 2014-11-19 18:04

 Earlier this week, Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews traveled to Minneapolis and provided the keynote address on the Administration’s trade agenda and global opportunities for U.S. businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sectors at the Discover Global Markets Healthcare and Life Sciences Conference. The event was part of the Discover Global Markets series, which is sponsored by the International Trade Administration’s U.S.

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More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge

Wed, 2014-11-19 16:05

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Earlier today, speaking to more than 100 school superintendents in the East Room of the White House, President Obama launched a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge.

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Fostering Economic Development in Tribal Communities and Among Native-owned Enterprises

Wed, 2014-11-19 15:34

Today, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and
the Economic Development Administration teamed up to launch the Tribal
Economic Development Webinar Series. Beginning on November 19, 2014, the
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Economic Development
Administration (EDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host five
webinars over the course of one year. This series is designed to help tribal
leaders, tribal administrators, Native American-owned enterprises, and tribal

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