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Senior Officials Hold a Briefing on the U.S. Government Response to Ebola

October 03, 2014

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This afternoon at the White House, senior administration officials held a briefing on the U.S. government response to the Ebola epidemic.
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President Obama on Immigration Reform: "I Am Not Going to Give Up This Fight Until It Gets Done"

October 03, 2014

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Last night at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 37th Annual Awards Gala, President Obama spoke at length about the need to fix America's broken immigration system.
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Eighth-Grade Students Explore S.T.E.M Careers and Opportunities On Manufacturing Day

October 03, 2014

Guest blog post by Darlene Mullen, technology and pre-engineering teacher for Friendship Academy at Cherry Hill in Baltimore, MD. I
have worked in the manufacturing and engineering environment for many years
prior to becoming an educator for the Baltimore City Public School System. I am
passionate about exposing our youth to the many career choices they can make in
a manufacturing environment. My participation with several S.T.E.M.
programs have afforded me the opportunity to broaden my students exposure to

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Chart(s) of the Week: American Manufacturing is Growing Stronger Every Day

October 03, 2014

"When our manufacturing base is strong, our entire economy is strong. Today, we continue our work to bolster the industry at the heart of our Nation. With grit and resolve, we can create new jobs and widen the circle of opportunity for more Americans."
-- President Obama, National Manufacturing Day Proclamation

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EDA Announces $1.9 Million Grant to Support Advanced Manufacturing in Recognition of Manufacturing Day

October 03, 2014

Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentWhen
I was growing up, manufacturing work was all about having a strong back and a
strong work ethic. These days, manufacturing has changed. The first Friday in
October each year marks Manufacturing
Day,
and today more than 1,500 manufacturers nationwide are opening their doors to host
open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events, in order to show
people what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t. There is a lack of

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Celebrating 50 Years of the White House Fellows Program

October 03, 2014

President Barack Obama talks with the 2011-2012 White House Fellows in the Oval Office, March 12, 2012.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Follow Along: The Cabinet Visits Manufacturers Across the Country

October 03, 2014

Today is National Manufacturing Day, and more than 1,600 U.S. manufacturers are opening their factories up to members of the public. They have a great story to tell: Our manufacturing sector is as competitive as it's been in decades for new jobs and investment.
The President is traveling to Princeton, Indiana, today, where he'll tour Millennium Steel and discuss the importance of continuing to invest in American manufacturing -- and members of his Cabinet will be doing the same thing all across the country.

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BEA Stats Offer Interesting Nuggets about U.S. Factories in Recognition of Manufacturing Day

October 03, 2014

Today is Manufacturing Day and that’s the perfect time to
brush up on your factory factoids. Here are some data nuggets produced by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis that might surprise you:

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The Employment Situation in September 2014

October 03, 2014

With today’s report, America’s businesses extended the longest streak of private-sector job gains on record. The data underscore that six years after the Great Recession—thanks to the hard work of the American people and in part to the policies the President has pursued—our economy has bounced back more strongly than most others around the world. But even as we take stock of the progress that has been made, too many Americans do not yet feel enough of the benefits.

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West Wing Week: 10/03/14 or, "If the Body is Strong"

October 03, 2014

This week, the President convened summits on global public health and on the BRAIN Initiative, hosted the Prime Ministers of India and Israel, welcomed the 2013 MLS Champion Sporting Kansas City to the White House, and traveled to Chicago to speak on the resurgence of the American economy.

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