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It’s that time again for owners to think about taxes. It may not be the most enjoyable endeavor of the year but it’s certainly one that will put money in your pocket. The sooner you get started,...Read More
Today, President Obama wishes all those celebrating here and abroad a happy Diwali, also known as the festival of lights.
In 2009, President Obama was the first President to light the Diya, or oil lamp, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Diwali is a time of rejoicing for many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and across the world.
Below is the transcript of the President’s video message:Read More
Each year, the President and the First Lady host their annual celebration of Hanukkah at the White House.
Central to each reception with the President and First Lady is a candle lighting ceremony, where we light a special menorah.
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Rabbi Larry Bazer participate in the Menorah lighting during the Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Dec. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Read More
Rob Diamond, Director of Private Sector Engagement
It was just over nine years ago that I wore the uniform of a United States Naval Officer for the last time. It seems like it was just yesterday.
After four years at the U.S. Naval Academy and nearly seven years of active duty service, including a wartime deployment to the Middle East in 2004, I gained what I would argue is the most important and meaningful title I have ever been afforded — I am a veteran.Read More
Recently, I had the pleasure of having lunch with three talented and dedicated SBA veterans (you can see the picture below). From right to left, you will first see Brian Goodrow, who is a Senior...Read More
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on The Huffington Post. See the original post here.Read More
General Colin L. Powell and Alma J. Powell sent the following message to the White House email list on high school graduation rates in America. Didn't get General Powell's email? Sign up for email updates here.
We want to talk to you about our nation’s high schools for a moment.Read More
Guest blog post by Murat Muftari, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. Muftari is also a former U.S. Special Forces soldier.
“History has shown that when you give veterans an opportunity to succeed, they go above and beyond. And we as a nation owe them those opportunities to succeed,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald when recently announcing the expansion of the Veterans Economic Opportunity Initiative – a collaborative initiative to increase economic opportunities for veterans.
All students -- no matter their zip code -- deserve schools that help them learn the skills they need to compete in today's global economy. That's why the Department of Education has called for directing greater attention and resources to our lowest-performing high schools to ensure more students have the opportunity to graduate and carry on through college.
Thanks to President Obama's efforts and the work of young people, educators, community leaders, and business leaders across the country, high school graduation rates are rising. Take a look:Read More