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More than 6 Million People Tune in to Watch Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) on ABC-TV’s Shark Tank

December 14, 2015

When we started the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative almost two years ago, we knew that our success would come as a result of powerful partnerships.   In November, the hit American TV series Shark Tank illustrated the power of partnerships when it featured PAGE, and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Daymond John in a segment on the show.

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Director of USPTO Speaks on Women and Innovation at Politico Summit

December 14, 2015

On December 9, 2015, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee issued a call for more women inventors while speaking at the POLITICO – Women Rule Annual Summit in Washington D.C. She participated in a panel moderated by Nancy Scola, Technology Reporter at POLITICO on Women and Innovation – What Does it Take?, that focused on tackling the lack of women represented in the science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Weekly Address: Standing Strong in the Face of Terrorism

December 12, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 11, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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West Wing Week: 12/11/2015 or, "Notorious RBG"

December 11, 2015

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and beyond. This week, the President addressed artists in the East Room, the nation from the Oval Office, and Congress on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, the Vice President traveled to Ukraine. And the White House celebrated Hanukkah. That's December 4th to December 10th or, "Notorious RBG."

Friday, December 4

On Friday, the President met with former Representative Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly to talk about reducing gun violence.

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Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas?

December 11, 2015

For those of you dreaming of a white Christmas, this map depicts which places have the best chance of being a winter wonderland according to weather history. The “Historical Probability of a White Christmas” map shows the climatological probability of at least 1 inch of snow being on the ground on December 25 in the contiguous United States. On the map, dark gray shows places where the probability is less than 10 percent, while white shows probabilities greater than 90 percent.

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This Industry Keeps Colorado’s Economy Hoppin’

December 10, 2015

On Monday, I traveled to Denver and had a great opportunity to discuss an important sector of Colorado’s economy. I didn’t talk about agriculture or winter tourism (my harvesting and skiing...

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The Marketplace is Open: Continuing Our Progress for the LGBT community

December 10, 2015

Editor's note: This post originally appeared on HHS.gov. 
I am proud to serve in...

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This Fix to No Child Left Behind Will Give More Students a Shot at Success

December 10, 2015

President Barack Obama signs S. 1177, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), during a bill a signing ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 10, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Regardless of race, income, or zip code, all of America’s students deserve a chance to go as far as their dreams and effort will take them.

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Retirement Plan Options to Consider Before Year End

December 10, 2015

In 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that of companies with fewer than 100 employees, only 14% had...

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Combating Corruption Together

December 09, 2015

All of us have a shared responsibility to address threats to our long-term competitiveness. Corruption is one of the most serious threats to our businesses in international trade.
As we observe International Anticorruption Day, it is clear that corruption still erodes public trust and hinders global economic growth – and the international community must continue to fight it aggressively. The world has now recognized that corruption is no longer the “cost of doing business,” but a serious crime. 

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