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Six Steps to Protect Your Brand

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:01

A trademark is an essential part of a
brand, helping to distinguish a business’s unique products and services from
what another business offers. It can be a word, slogan, logo, symbol, design or
even a sound. The
following six steps from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provide a useful guideline on what to
consider before registering a trademark and during the application process.
Have an invention? Make sure to protect that too.

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A Toolkit to Help Communities Respond to a Changing Climate

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:45

It’s been a big week for the United States’ efforts on climate change. On November 12, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced historic actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today, we’re announcing important steps that the Administration is taking here at home to help communities respond to and prepare for a changing climate.

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Build Your Business Credit: 5 Key Reasons to Get Started

Mon, 2014-11-17 00:00

Building business credit is just as important as building and taking good care of one’s personal credit. In the business world, a company does not have a consumer FICO® Score. Instead, it has...

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From Military Base to Business: Resources that Help Veterans Make the Move to Entrepreneurship

Mon, 2014-11-17 00:00

During the week of November 3-7, the nation and the U.S. government recognized and celebrated the second annual National...

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The President Wraps Up Trip in Burma, Heads to Australia

Sat, 2014-11-15 12:18

President Barack Obama walks towards Air Force One past honor guards and a group of representatives from Burmese ethnic groups before departing from Naypyitaw International Airport in Burma.

November 14, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Welcoming the G20's Commitment to Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security

Sat, 2014-11-15 11:50

We have consistently said that Ebola is an urgent global challenge requiring an urgent and commensurate global response.  Earlier today, Leaders of the G20—a collection of the world’s largest economies—answered that call from their ongoing summit in Brisbane, Australia. They committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and pledged to assist others to achieve needed health security capacity to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to future outbreaks before they become epidemics.

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Letters to the President: Marla and the Affordable Care Act

Sat, 2014-11-15 11:11

Every day, thousands of Americans write the President about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is part of a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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Weekly Address: Open Enrollment Starts Today

Sat, 2014-11-15 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 6, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap Up: #ReadySetEnroll

Fri, 2014-11-14 17:20

It's been a busy week here at the White House. In case you've missed the news, we've got you covered. Speaking of getting covered, have you gotten covered? 

Fact of the Week:

President Obama is setting a new target to cut U.S. carbon pollution by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

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U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks National Partner to Help Lead New Program to Boost Job Talent Development Across America

Fri, 2014-11-14 17:15

Are you ready to join us?

Through the “Accelerating Industry-Led Regional Partnerships for
Talent Development” Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) published today, the U.S.
Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting proposals for a national partner to help
develop and implement a new learning exchange program that will focus on building
critical public-private partnerships to accelerate job skills development across America.

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