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How To Set Up an Internship Program for Your Small Business

Wed, 2012-05-09 07:35

Looking to hire an intern this summer? More and more businesses are planning on it. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers plan on hiring 8.5 percent more college students in 2012 for summer internships than they did last year.

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China Travel Log 4: On His Final Day in China, Secretary Bryson Highlights Travel to the U.S.

Tue, 2012-05-08 16:30

Secretary John Bryson spent his last day in China in the financial capital of Shanghai. He began his day with a group of American business leaders based in China. The leaders, members of American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the U.S.-China Business Council, exchanged ideas and shared information about the opportunities and challenges of day to day business operations in China. As Secretary Bryson said to the group, our bilateral trade with China reached over $500 billion last year, with U.S. merchandise exports reaching $100 billion for the first time.

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2010 Census Shows More than Half of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders Report Multiple Races

Tue, 2012-05-08 14:15

Commerce's U.S. Census Bureau released today a 2010 Census brief, The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2010 (PDF), that shows more than half (56 percent) of this population, or 685,000 people, reported being Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in combination with one or more other races. This multiracial group grew by 44 percent from 2000 to 2010.Overall, 1.2 million people, or 0.4 percent of all people in the United States, identified as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHPI), either alone or in combination with one or more races.

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U.S. Temperatures for April Third-Warmest on Record

Tue, 2012-05-08 12:00

Past 12 months and first third of the year were warmest nation has experiencedCommerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that several warm periods across the contiguous U.S. during April brought the national average temperature to 55°F, 3.6°F above average, marking the third warmest April on record. These temperatures, when added with the first quarter and previous 11 months, calculate to the warmest year-to-date and 12-month periods since recordkeeping began in 1895.January-April was the warmest such period on record

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Manufacturers Learn Keys to Success at MEP's Manufacturing Innovation 2012

Tue, 2012-05-08 10:40

"We are finally the ‘in’ thing," said Roger Kilmer, director of National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to the more than 800 manufacturers and industry experts gathered at the Manufacturing Innovation 2012 conference yesterday in Orlando, Fla. "Everyone from the media to the political pundits to your neighbors—they're all talking about manufacturing. It's now clear.

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China Travel Log 3: Secretary Bryson Travels to Nanjing, China

Mon, 2012-05-07 16:15

With the Strategic and Economic Dialogue complete, Secretary Bryson traveled to Nanjing this weekend for meetings with Chinese provincial officials to discuss how the U.S. and China can continue to work together to strengthen the economic relationship between the two countries.Nanjing, in eastern China, is the capital of Jiangsu province.

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7 Tips for Preparing for an Early Retirement Now

Mon, 2012-05-07 07:52

Alongside home ownership, early retirement is a long-held American dream. But in recent years, planning for retirement itself, let alone an early one, isn’t getting any easier. In 1991, half of all American workers planned to retire before they reached the age of 65. Today, that number has plunged to just 23 percent.

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China Travel Log 2: Economic Talks Continue in Beijing

Fri, 2012-05-04 14:00

Bryson's visit to China continued today in Beijing where he started the morning
with a breakfast with U.S. and Chinese CEOs.  The breakfast was led
by Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner, with United States Trade
Representative Ron Kirk and Ambassador Gary Locke also joining.  The group
discussed the importance of the U.S - China economic relationship and what can
be done to continue the growth of trade and investment between both
countries.  Bilateral trade between the U.S. and China reached

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ASU’s Dr. Michael M. Crow on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Fri, 2012-05-04 13:00

Guest blog post by Nish Acharya, director of the U.S. Commerce Department Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipThis week, close to 100 entrepreneurs, innovators, small business owners, and stakeholders joined me for an in-depth conference call facilitated by the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University (ASU) and a member of the President’s National Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).

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Kansas City Urban Economic Forum: Learn about Resources to Help you Start & Grow Your Small Business

Thu, 2012-05-03 19:50

This Tuesday, SBA and the White House Business Council will host the Urban Economic Forum in Kansas City, MO designed to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to local and national business resources and networks they need to start, grow and create jobs.
The Kansas City Urban Economic Forum is the sixth of a multi-city series with upcoming forums in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan. 
Speakers for this forum include:
·         Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

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