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Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Recognition of American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November 25, 2014

In recognition of American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, the U.S. Census Bureau today released key statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major Office of Management and Budget race categories. The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York.Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians.In 1990, President George H.W.

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Second Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2014

November 25, 2014

Today’s upward revision affirms that economic growth in the third quarter was strong, consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing improvement in the labor market, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth. Since the financial crisis, the U.S. economy has bounced back more strongly than most others around the world, and the recent data highlight that the United States is continuing to lead the global recovery. Nevertheless, there is more work to be done to boost growth in the United States and around the world.

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury's Decision

November 24, 2014

Tonight, speaking from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama spoke to the American people about the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The President joined Michael Brown’s parents in calling on anyone who protests to do so peacefully.

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Steps Down

November 24, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that he would be stepping down from his position overseeing the Department of Defense. Hagel, who served in the Army during Vietnam, is the 24th Secretary of Defense.
Speaking from the State Dining Room of the White House, President Obama noted that Secretary Hagel has helped to oversee a significant period of transition for both the Pentagon and the country: 

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Keeping Up With the Cabinet: Our Trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

November 24, 2014

President Obama and our Administration understand the importance of start-ups and small businesses to economic growth in the United States and around the world. As the Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), we were proud to represent the U.S. last week at the premier forum on entrepreneurship in the world: the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

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Is Your Company Ready to Export?

November 24, 2014

Don Aberle has one piece of advice for companies looking to
export: Commit to it.

It may take time, but the marketing manager from Titan
Machinery Outlet says that commitment can pay off, and “good things will
happen.”

That’s the theme of a new video from the Commerce
Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), which provides tips from
successful exporters about how a company can become a global player.

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NOAA: Atlantic Hurricane Season Stays Quiet as Predicted

November 24, 2014

The Atlantic hurricane season will officially
end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was
predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to
produce new forecast products, showcase successful modeling advancements, and
conduct research to benefit future forecasts. 

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Chart of the Week: SHOP Marketplace Premiums Flat in 2015

November 24, 2014 Businesses seeking coverage on the SHOP Marketplace in 2015 will find that, on average across the 32 States where the Federal government operated the SHOP Marketplace in both 2014 and 2015, the premium for the lowest-cost bronze, silver, and gold policies has remained steady or declined slightly relative to 2014. Read More

What You Need To Know: The President’s Actions on Immigration

November 24, 2014

Everyone knows that our immigration system has been broken for decades. So, like many presidents before him, President Obama is taking new steps to do what he can to fix the system while the country waits for Republicans to Congress to act. 

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In Case You Missed It: A Look at the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

November 24, 2014

Speaking from the East Room this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eighteen individuals who have devoted their lives to public service.

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chilean journalist and author Isabel Allende during ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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