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Two Years after Sandy Landfall, Commerce Continues to Help Affected Communities

October 29, 2014

In the two years since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on
October 29, 2012, the Department of Commerce, through its National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Census
Bureau, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been working to help
communities recover and enhance resiliency in the face of future storms.

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5 Ways To Prepare for Small Business Saturday

October 29, 2014

November 29th is Small Business Saturday! That’s right, the day after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday is your chance to make a lasting...

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Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing in America

October 28, 2014 The President created AMP -- a working group of 19 leaders in industry, academia, and labor -- in June 2011 as part of his continuing effort to maintain the competitive edge on emerging technologies and invest in the future of our manufacturing sector. We’ve come a long way since then, and the policies fueled by AMP’s recommendations have been a big contributor to that progress.. Read More

President Obama on America's Response to Ebola: "When Disease or Disaster Strikes, Americans Help"

October 28, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding U.S. health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, prior to his departure aboard Marine One from the White House South Lawn.

October 28, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Emphasizes How National Weather Service Employees’ Work is Central to the Department’s Mission

October 28, 2014

Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews traveled to Kansas
City, MO, yesterday to meet with National Weather Service (NWS) employees and talk
about how important their work is to both help American businesses and save
lives and property.

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We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa

October 28, 2014

USAID Administrator Raj Shah and U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac meet with Doland Willis and Gabriel Frank of the U.S. Army JFC Operation United Assistance Liberia at the Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Monrovia.

October 14, 2014.

(by Morgana Wingard)

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Countdown to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

October 28, 2014

President Obama believes "Entrepreneurs embody the promise of
America: the idea that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard and
see it through, you can succeed in this country. And in fulfilling this
promise, entrepreneurs also play a critical role in expanding our economy and
creating jobs."

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ENERGY STAR Day: The Power of the Little Blue Label

October 28, 2014

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on EPA Connect, the official blog of EPA's leadership. See the original post here.

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PTAB Hits the Road Again in November 2014 for Detroit Region Roadshows about the AIA Trials

October 28, 2014

Cross-posted from USPTO.Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeStakeholder engagement is a critical mission of the USPTO, and I am excited to share that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board will visit the Great Lakes region
to provide more training about the AIA trials. In November, the board
will visit Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Milwaukee, and
Minneapolis for afternoon, interactive programs. Earlier this spring,

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Profitable and Out of Business

October 28, 2014

Having cash on hand is critical to staying afloat. In fact, profitable companies go broke because they had all their money tied up in assets and couldn’t pay their expenses. Working capital...

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