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Income Inequality: A Growing Threat to Eliminating Rural Child Poverty

May 16, 2016

Rural child poverty fell by 3 percentage points from 2012 to 2014.

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The President and Vice President’s 2015 Financial Disclosure Forms

May 16, 2016

Today, the President and Vice President released their 2015 financial disclosure reports.

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Showing the World that America is—and Will Remain—Open for Business

May 16, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today honored 123 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas during the 2016 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. For the first time in the award’s 54-year history, winners represent every state and the District of Columbia. Of this year’s 123 honorees, 105 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 64 firms are manufacturers.

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Email from Tracee Ellis Ross: Know a Woman Who's Lifting Up Her Community?

May 16, 2016

Actor Tracee Ellis Ross sent the following message to the White House email list to ask people to nominate an extraordinary woman to attend the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 14. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

A wise woman once said that one is not born a woman, but rather becomes one. What makes a woman? Strength. Resilience. Compassion. Beauty from within. When I think of what it means to be a woman, I stand a little taller because I know I stand on the shoulders of women who came before me and paved the way.

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How to Start a Business in the U.S. as a Foreign National

May 16, 2016

The U.S. prides itself on being a nation born of immigrants and entrepreneurs. Opening its doors to foreign nationals seeking to live the American dream is something that continues to this day....

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Weekly Address: A Conversation About Addiction

May 14, 2016

In this week's address, Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore joined President Obama to discuss a disease that affects far too many Americans: addiction. Macklemore opened up about his own experience, his life in recovery, and the loss of a friend who overdosed on prescription drugs at a young age – emphasizing that substance use disorder affects people from all walks of life.

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Bridging the Venture Capital Gender Gap

May 13, 2016

Reducing the gap between female and male labor force participation translates to faster...

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West Wing Week: 05/13/16, or "Stylin', Huh?"

May 13, 2016

This week, the President celebrated the 2016 graduating class of Howard University, hosted the 1983 NCAA National Champion North Carolina State Wolfpack, and the 2016 NCAA National Champion UConn Huskies. Meanwhile, the First Lady traveled to the Invictus Games in Orlando. That's May 6 to May 12, or "Stylin', huh?"

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Protecting America’s Secret Sauce: Trade Secret Protection for American Innovators

May 13, 2016

This week, President Obama and Congress helped American companies and innovators protect their intellectual property by passing and signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. This new law provides yet another arrow in the quiver of IP protections by creating a federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft, including the availability of a uniform, reliable and predictable means of protecting valuable trade secrets anywhere in the country.

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Your Voice Can Change the Conversation: An open letter to America’s business and community leaders

May 13, 2016

Originally posted on Secretary Pritzker's Medium channel.
I love my hometown of Chicago. I am committed to my city. I am proud to have built businesses and organizations in my city.
And yet, three years ago, I walked away from Chicago and moved to Washington, so I could accept the incredible honor of serving President Obama in his cabinet.

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