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PAGE Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words – Tory Burch

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:00

With a father who designed his own clothes and a mother who
was an actress, fashion was always in Tory Burch’s DNA.

Having worked for world renowned fashion designers including
Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang, Burch left her successful career in public
relations to raise her three young children. At age 37, she started the Tory
Burch company at the kitchen table in her Manhattan apartment. Her vision: to
create designs that are both classic and affordable.

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West Wing Week: 11/14/14 or, "The Future That We See"

Fri, 2014-11-14 13:02

This week, the President issued a statement on net neutrality, convened both congressional leaders and his Cabinet to discuss the agenda in the years ahead, and dove into an eight-day trip to China, Burma, and Australia to foster deeper relations to countries around the Pacific and open up markets and opportunities for businesses here at home.

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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Concludes Trip to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:00

This
week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews concluded his four-day
trip to Beijing, China for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Summit and the APEC CEO Summit 2014. Deputy Secretary Andrews met with numerous
CEOs and business leaders. He represented the Department of Commerce which
promotes stronger U.S. economic and commercial ties in the Asia-Pacific.

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Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color

Thu, 2014-11-13 15:12

When President Obama founded the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) within the first two months of taking office, he charged us with working to address inequalities and barriers facing women and girls in our schools, workplaces, and throughout American life. And as women’s role in society and our economy continues to evolve and grow, so too has the importance of ensuring that all women and girls succeed, including women and girls of color who often face compounded disparities.

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What They're Saying About the President's Plan to Protect Net Neutrality

Thu, 2014-11-13 14:51

More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilites we could barely fathom a generation ago and has provided an equal platform for new generations to define our future. That is why President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement the strongest set of rules that will protect the principle of net neutrality and ensure an open and free Internet for all. 

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#AskDrH: The President's Science Advisor Is Answering Your Questions on Climate Change

Thu, 2014-11-13 14:15

Watch on YouTube
Got questions about climate change? Ask the President's science advisor.
Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wants to answer any questions that you have about climate change -- what it means, how bad it actually is, and what we can do to fight it.
Starting today, ask Dr. Holdren your questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine using the hashtag #AskDrH -- and he'll answer some of them on camera.
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Getting Ready for Open Enrollment:

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:49

Ed note: This is cross-posted from the Department of Health and Human Services' blog.

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U.S. Census Bureau Announces Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Have Access to High-Speed Internet

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:17

An estimated 78.1 percent of people in U.S. households had a high-speed Internet connection last year, according to a new report released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, digital divides exist among the nation’s metropolitan areas and demographic groups.

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Connecting Entrepreneurs to the Global Marketplace

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:56

The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration
works hard to help companies that are ready to export compete and succeed in
global markets.

We want to emphasize that it’s never too early for entrepreneurs to start thinking about
exporting – determining financing needs, targeting markets, conducting
research, etc.

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Get Off the Sidelines: It's On Us

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:53

It's estimated that one in five women is sexually assaulted while she's in college. It most often occurs in her freshman or sophomore year, by someone she knows.
And it's on every one of us to stop that trend.
Our responsibility is to get off of the sidelines. Don't just be a bystander: Intervene when you see someone who might be at risk.
That's what the new It's On Us message -- narrated by actor Jon Hamm -- is all about. Watch the video, then take the pledge to help prevent campus sexual assault.

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