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The Wheels of Urban Innovation Are Turning in The Bronx

Mon, 2015-06-15 00:00

It was awesome to have participated in the first ever Bronx Tech Summit presented by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr at CUNY’s Hostos Community College.  The conversations and panels were wide...

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Weekly Address: Stand Up for American Workers and Pass TAA

Sat, 2015-06-13 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.

June 12, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Making Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Economy Today

Fri, 2015-06-12 18:26

American ingenuity has always powered this country and fueled economic growth. Makers, builders, and tinkerers of all stripes have connected far corners of the nation, lit up the night sky, and never wavered in creating solutions to address the world’s most pressing challenges of our time.

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Export Success Series: Increasing Opportunities For U.S. Trade In Nicaragua and Guatemala

Fri, 2015-06-12 15:49

Two Central American countries, Nicaragua and Guatemala, continue to open doors for American companies who are seeking out new markets. The U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, helps U.S. companies get started in exporting and increase their sales to new markets around the world. Recently, the U.S. Commercial Service office worked with two companies, Second Frontiers and Battery Concepts, helping them expand sales and services into these important Central American countries.

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See the Drought Briefing the President Received Today -- and the Numbers Behind it:

Fri, 2015-06-12 14:02

This morning, in the White House Situation Room, the President -- along with several governors and members of his Cabinet -- received a briefing on drought and wildfire preparedness.
We wanted to make sure you saw what he saw, too. Take a look at the briefing the President received this morning here:

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Telling the Great American Story

Fri, 2015-06-12 10:56

Stories form the fabric of who we are — they inspire us to be better people, help us find common ground through shared experience, and remind us where we came from. Storytelling is an art that connects generations. That’s why the White House Conference on Aging and StoryCorps are working together to help older Americans document and share their stories.
To get things started, StoryCorps pulled together an inspiring set of interviews featuring older Americans from their archives. The stories are those of sweetness and sorrow, laughter and tears.

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West Wing Week: 06/12/15 or, "Walking And Holding Hands"

Fri, 2015-06-12 10:01

This week, the President honored the life of Beau Biden, traveled to Germany to meet with G7 leaders, celebrated the achievements of the Affordable Care Act, and met with a reporter who benefited from that very legislation. That's June 5th to June 11th or, "Walking And Holding Hands."

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MAP: What Does Trade Adjustment Assistance Mean for Workers in Your State?

Fri, 2015-06-12 09:00

What is Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and why should you care if Congress fails to reauthorize it? 
Ask Jessica Kinkade.
Jessica, a Eugene, Oregon native, worked in the stockroom managing inventory, pulling work orders, and performing quality control. After four years of employment, she was laid off due to foreign competition. She called the TAA program, was among a group of workers certified as eligible to apply for assistance, and was soon determined eligible for TAA benefits and services.

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Trade Adjustment Assistance: What You Need to Know

Thu, 2015-06-11 18:48

The 21st century economy is driven by an ever-changing global marketplace. What was once a fledgling business or industry can quickly grow to redefine consumer demand and reshape our workforce.
Americans are the most productive workforce in the world, and to outcompete other countries, it is vital that they have all the job training and other support they need to tap into new opportunities that the 21st century economy presents.
That is why Congress needs to reauthorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA). 

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Working Together to End Human Trafficking

Thu, 2015-06-11 16:40

A few years back, I met a young woman named Sheila. As a teenager, she fled an abusive home and eventually met a man who promised to love and protect her. Instead, after pretending to be the savior she so desperately needed, he sold her. Literally. 

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