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3 Things You Mustn’t Do When Buying A Franchise

March 15, 2016

Sometimes I feel that I fall short in my quest to save you from potentially experiencing financial pain with regards to franchise ownership.
I’ve been writing a...

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#Bam4Ham: Hamilton at the White House

March 14, 2016

President Barack Obama makes closing remarks following a performance of musical selections from "Hamilton" in the East Room of the White House, March 14, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today, the "world turned upside down" in the White House. The President and First Lady welcomed the cast of Broadway's Hamilton to the White House to host a day full of student workshops, Q&A, and performances, continuing their ongoing effort to highlight all different kinds of American art.

 

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Flint is Open for Business

March 14, 2016

Editor's note: This blog first appeared on LinkedIn. 
By now, the entire nation knows about...

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Spotlight on Commerce: Brandi Tolliver, Academic Affairs Program Manager, Office of International and Academic Affairs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

March 14, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Brandi Tolliver, Academic Affairs Program Manager, Office of International and Academic Affairs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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My First Year as Chief Data Officer

March 14, 2016

This week marks my first anniversary as the US Commerce Department’s first-ever Chief Data Officer. This past year was challenging.  But it was also an incredible opportunity to stand in the pilot-house of “America’s Data Agency” and chart a new course that strengthened the agency’s hugely important operations.  As I reflect on the past year, I want to share a personal reflection on the major roadblocks, lessons and accomplishments we’ve experienced.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Felicia Pullam, Director of Outreach, SelectUSA

March 14, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Felicia Pullam, Director of Outreach, SelectUSA
I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago, and the last thing I was thinking about was Women’s History Month. I happened to bring along The Economist—mostly because it was easy to carry—and when I flipped to the lighter sections at the back I stumbled upon a review of The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe, by Elaine Showalter.

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Weekly Address: The Legacy of Nancy Reagan

March 12, 2016

In this week's address, President Obama discussed the life and legacy of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. From redefining the role of First Lady of the United States to becoming a staunch advocate for stem cell research and research on Alzheimer's disease, a disease that afflicted her husband, Nancy Reagan was an inspiration to the American people.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds New Digital Trade Officer Program

March 11, 2016

Guest blog post by Adam Schlosser, Senior Director and Policy Counsel, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
With the increasing interconnected nature of the global economy, never before has it been so easy, or routine, for a U.S. company to become a “multinational company.”  All it takes to reach the 95% of consumers living outside our borders is a great product and an Internet connection. In fact, digital trade generates over $8 trillion a year to the global economy and the ability to transfer data is directly responsible for $2.8 trillion.

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West Wing Week 3/11/16 or, “You’d Choose Today”

March 11, 2016

This week,the President highlighted America’s job growth streak, met with Financial Regulators and with a group of civically engaged high schoolers,. He also hosted the Prime Minister of Canada for a state visit. That's March 4th to March 10th or, "You'd Choose Today."

 

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Celebrating the Strength of the U.S.-Canada Economic Relationship

March 11, 2016

This week, President Obama hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first state visit to America. Our neighbor to the north is one of the United States’ most important partners across a range of issues, including security, energy, and climate change.

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