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Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:39

Ed. Note: This post is cross-posted at the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) blog. You can read the original post here. 
During his State of the Union address, President Obama noted that “21st-century businesses, including small businesses, need to sell more American products overseas. … 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside our borders, and we can’t close ourselves off from those opportunities.”

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Fast-Paced Foreign Direct Investment from India

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:20

Guest blog post by Vinai
Thummalapally, Executive Director of the SelectUSA Program.I
recently had the great pleasure of participating in an exciting event with
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in New Delhi. Hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (FICCI), the event brought together
business leaders, investors, and national business associations from across
India. I had the opportunity to hear their ideas and share in their excitement
about India’s fast-growing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United

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The Peace We Seek: President Obama Speaks to the People of India

Wed, 2015-01-28 16:44

President Barack Obama clasped his hands in the traditional "namaste" greeting after delivering remarks on India and America relations at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, India.

January 27, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

"The peace we seek in the world begins in human hearts. And it finds its glorious expression when we look beyond any differences in religion or tribe, and rejoice in the beauty of every soul."

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We Must Act Now to Protect Our Winters

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:27

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's blog. See the original post here.
2014 was the hottest year on record, and each of the last three decades has been hotter than the last.
In mountain towns that depend on winter tourism, the realities of climate change really hit home. Shorter, warmer winters mean a shorter season to enjoy the winter sports we love—and a financial hit for local economies that depend on winter sports.

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Honoring Our Outstanding Employees

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:43

blog post from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce AndrewsYesterday, I had the honor of presenting awards to
outstanding employees at the Commerce Department’s 66th annual Gold
and Silver Honor Awards ceremony. 

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Democracy and Progress in India

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:33

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the Republic Day Parade with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Rajpath saluting base in New Delhi, India

January 26, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Get a Fresh Start for the New Year with SBA Resource Partners

Wed, 2015-01-28 00:00

Each year the SBA helps more than one million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners with their business start-up and growth. If you have thought about starting your small business in...

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Email: "Still Want to Enter?"

Tue, 2015-01-27 19:10

Earlier today, Video Director Adam Garber sent the following message to the White House email list earlier today, noting that the deadline for White House Student Film Festival submissions is February 2. If you're a student filmmaker and you want to submit a video -- or you know someone else who fits that description -- visit our Student Film Festival page here!
Didn't get the email? Sign up for updates here.

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Counties as Partners in Investment Decisions- NACo’s 2014 County Economic Tracker

Tue, 2015-01-27 17:17

Guest Blog post by Emilia Istrate, PhD, Director of Research
and Outreach, National Association of Counties

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Remind You of Someone? You Should Share These:

Tue, 2015-01-27 17:08

2014 saw dramatic reductions in the amount of Americans without health insurance, corresponding with the estimated 10 million people who have already gained health insurance since the beginning of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. As more Americans gain coverage and we approach the February 15th enrollment deadline, one artist highlights what these diverse Americans have in common in a series of shareable graphics.
Do any of these remind you of someone you know?
Share it with them using the buttons below each image.

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