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Reach Higher with the First Lady on Tumblr and IRL

October 27, 2014

We’re excited to announce that on Monday, November 3, First Lady Michelle Obama will take to Tumblr for the first time to answer your questions on education as part of her Reach Higher initiative, which aims to inspire every student to take charge of their future and complete their education past high school.

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Secretary Pritzker Meets with Korean CEOs to Discuss Importance of Entrepreneurship

October 27, 2014

As part of her efforts to
strengthen commercial ties between the United States and the Asia-Pacific
region, Secretary Pritzker met with Korean entrepreneurs in Seoul to
discuss the importance of supporting policies in the U.S. and Korea that
encourage innovation. 

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How to Prepare your Business to Graduate from the 8(a) Program

October 27, 2014

Hundreds of small businesses enter the SBA’s 8(a) business development program each year, but when...

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SHOP Early Access Available to Small Businesses in Five States

October 27, 2014

Note: This blog is authored by Rhett Buttle, Director of Private Sector Engagement at HHS. It originally appeared on...

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Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

October 25, 2014

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap Up: October 18-24

October 24, 2014

This week, we continued to actively monitor Ebola, invited Americans to participate in a We the People Meet Up, took a look back at the first White House website, and took a critical step to help protect consumers’ financial security.

Photo of the Week

 

President Obama just cast his ballot on the first day of early voting in Illinois.
A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on

Oct 10, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT

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After Beating Ebola, Nurse Nina Pham Shares a Hug with the President

October 24, 2014

President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Ebola Update from the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

October 24, 2014

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sat down to share an update on Ebola. Speaking from his office at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Fauci explains how Ebola spreads and what we’re doing to address it in the U.S. and in West Africa.
Take four minutes to get the facts from Dr. Fauci, then pass this video on.

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Welcome to the White House: Then and Now

October 24, 2014

Whether you noticed or not, WhiteHouse.gov casually turned 20 this past Tuesday. That’s right – it was two decades ago this week that the very first version of WhiteHouse.gov was introduced to the world by the first term of the Clinton administration.

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Chart of the Week: Catching Up with the Competition on Infrastructure Investment

October 24, 2014

In the United States of America, we invest less than 1 percent of our GDP in transportation infrastructure. We rank 28th in the world among advanced nations. We rank 28th in the world. The greatest country in the world ranks 28th in the world. And it costs in every way.
– Vice President Joe Biden

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