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Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Sat, 2015-05-23 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 22, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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West Wing Week: 05/22/2015 or, “@POTUS”

Fri, 2015-05-22 19:12

This week was National Police Week, and the President honored fallen officers at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service; celebrated the reform efforts of police officers in Camden, New Jersey; signed the National Blue Alert Act to help protect police officers; and congratulated the graduates at the 134th Commencement of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. POTUS also sent his first tweet. That's May 15 to May 21 or, "@POTUS!"

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Secretary Pritzker Visits Miami to Highlight Importance of Trade Throughout the Americas

Fri, 2015-05-22 14:57

Secretary Pritzker recently traveled to Miami to highlight the importance of trade throughout the Western Hemisphere and underscore the Obama Administration’s commitment to deepening economic and commercial relations throughout the region. As part of this continued engagement, Secretary Pritzker announced that she will travel to Colombia and Brazil in June, making her first trip to South America since joining the Commerce Department. 

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Listen: A Conversation on Community Policing

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:44

Over the past few months, hundreds of thousands of Americans have signed petitions on our We the People petitions platform related to community policing, in the wake of the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and others. This week, we invited these petition signers to join a White House call about improving community-police relations.
Yesterday's conversation participants included:

Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity

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Celebrating World Trade, Growth, Expansion and Job Creation

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:04

This is a guest blog post by Harry Arnon, the President and CEO of Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. and cross posted from Tradeology.
I am honored to have received the President’s “E” Award for Exports on Monday. As a worldwide innovator in high performance adhesive sealants and precision dispensing equipment, Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. creates adhesives and sealants for companies across the globe. During World Trade Month 2015, HERNON has a lot to celebrate!

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National Jewish American Heritage Month: What It Means to Be Part of the Jewish American Community

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:00

Jewish American values are woven into the fabric of American life and have shaped the progress we’ve made as a country. That history has fundamentally shaped the President’s personal views and leadership. As he told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: 

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International Company ABB Invests in Michigan

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:31

I was thrilled to be in Southeastern Michigan earlier this week to participate in the grand opening of ABB’s first North American manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills.  
As global leader in power and automation technologies, ABB’s investment in Michigan demonstrates their commitment to the U.S. market and is a strong signal that America has the most attractive investment climate in the world. 

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Supporting Regional Innovation for Global Competitiveness

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:15

The world is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Companies and organizations that don’t innovate today may not be around tomorrow. The Obama Administration recognizes the vital importance of supporting innovation, and the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has been at the forefront of those efforts through its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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#HonorThem This Memorial Day

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00

Memorial Day is America’s most solemn holiday – a day to honor the sacrifices of those who have given their lives in defense of our country and the values we hold dear.
So, today, we pay...

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#DreamSmallBiz: National Small Business Week Recap – Part One

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00

Earlier this month, we celebrated National Small Business Week and honored small businesses and entrepreneurs for their hard work and contributions to our communities. This year’s theme was “Dream...

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