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Exports Take Flight at the 2015 Paris Air Show

Mon, 2015-06-22 12:48

Last week, I was honored to represent the Department of Commerce at the 51st International Paris Air Show. The Paris Air Show is the largest in the world, attracting participation from high-level government officials from across the globe, and CEOs from major U.S. and foreign aerospace companies. Every two years, the air show in Paris is the best place to see the latest technologies in the aerospace industry and to meet potential business partners from around the world.

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The Faces of Health Care: Cody F.

Mon, 2015-06-22 12:31

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question being answered by millions of Americans every day. Cody is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"I was nervous every day that during dance, my ankle would break and I wouldn't have money to fix it. ... I now have health insurance (a silver plan) for $54.99 a month."

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Made in America: An Immigrant Love Story

Mon, 2015-06-22 12:05

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

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A Federal First – USPTO’s CIO Hosts DevOps Days DC

Mon, 2015-06-22 10:14

Increasingly, government agencies are looking to the private sector and enlisting the public’s help in order to optimize efficiency and operating practices. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of the agencies leading the way, by bringing private sector best practices to the government. “Information technology is a team sport where we all succeed or fail together,” says USPTO Chief Information Officer (CIO) John B. Owens.

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The Faces of TAA: How This Program Can Help Change So Many Lives

Mon, 2015-06-22 05:00

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a program with an obscure name but an important purpose.
The 21st century economy is driven by an ever-changing global marketplace, with new industries redefining consumer demand and reshaping our workforce. That means that, to outcompete other countries, America’s workforce needs all the job training and support needed to tap into new opportunities that the 21st century can present.

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Technology is Putting You in Touch with President Obama

Sat, 2015-06-20 15:33

You may have noticed one of our latest offerings on Whitehouse.gov: the ability to request a personalized Presidential Greeting for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other milestones. If not, I encourage you to check it out. This is just one of the many ways we're providing more online services to Americans who want to communicate with the President and the administration.

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Weekly Address: Creating New Pathways of Opportunity for Americans Like You

Sat, 2015-06-20 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, June 18, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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President Obama Addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Fri, 2015-06-19 19:53

President Barack Obama makes remarks before the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco, Calif., June 19, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier this afternoon, President Obama addressed the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.
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President Obama to Young Men of Color: "You Matter. You Count."

Fri, 2015-06-19 19:33

This Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, Discovery Channel and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air RISE: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper — a documentary that explores the lives of the boys and young men of color from four programs across the U.S. that are living the principles of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Watch the following excerpt, in which President Obama explains how every child matters, regardless of their circumstances:

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U.S. Goods Exported to Trade Agreement Partners Supported 3.2 Million Jobs in 2014

Fri, 2015-06-19 18:23

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the Department of Commerce blog. See the original post here. 

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