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Join Shakira and Secretary Duncan for a Twitter Q&A on Early Education

Tue, 2014-12-09 09:46

Just 30 mins until Shak's answering questions on early education with @arneduncan. Ask your question using #ShakiraEdChat. ShakHQ
— Shakira (@shakira) December 10, 2014
For every dollar we invest in early childhood education, we see a rate of return of $7 or more through a reduced need for spending on other services, such as remedial education, grade repetition, and special education, as well as increased productivity and earnings for these kids as adults. 
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5 Ways to Build Trust in a Business

Tue, 2014-12-09 00:00

The most valuable business commodity is trust. Richard Branson, author and founder of Virgin Group says, “Building trust in your brand isn't easy to achieve and it may take time, but it doesn't...

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SBA Loans Explained – A 101 for Small Business Owners

Tue, 2014-12-09 00:00

It’s been a stellar year for SBA lending, which is good news for small businesses.
In FY 2014, the SBA’s flagship loan program, the 7(a) Loan...

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MBDA Making Operational Excellence a Priority in 2014

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:14

For 45 years, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) programs
have focused on providing greater access to business opportunities that better
equip minority business owners to create jobs, build scale and capacity, and
contribute to the U.S. economy.  

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The President and First Lady Host a Reception for the 2014 Kennedy Center Honorees

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:00

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Yesterday evening at the White House, the President and First Lady hosted a reception for this year's Kennedy Center Honorees: singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin.
The Kennedy Center Honors, now in its 37th year, recognizes "living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made significant contributions to American culture through the performing arts."

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The Faces of Health Care: Jenna R.

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:09

 

"My life has completely changed ... I can breathe deeply without coughing. I can walk to work without taking a break. I can play with my dogs. I can sleep through the night. I'm even working up the nerve to ride my bicycle. Only a few weeks ago, I felt like the best years of my life were long behind me. Today, I feel like I haven't begun to live."

 
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Celebrating Computer Science Education Week, Kids Code at the White House

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:31

Today – on the first day of 2014 Computer Science Education Week (#CSEdWeek) – President Obama is welcoming approximately 30 middle-school-aged students from Newark, NJ, and Brooklyn, NY, to roll up their sleeves, get online together, and participate in an “Hour of Code” here at the White House. These students will join millions of people around the world who are participating in similar Hour of Code events this week to get familiar with the basics of computer programming through innovative online tutorials for learners of all ages.

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Americans Feel the Gains of a Growing Economy

Sat, 2014-12-06 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, Dec. 5, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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The Faces of Health Care: Don E.

Fri, 2014-12-05 18:55

"His mother and I would have had to make the very cold calculation: Do we spend our own retirement savings on his medical care trying to extend his life, or do we cast him adrift to save what we can for our own later years?

Because, what company would have ever insured him without the ACA? Not one."

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