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Tools You Can Use: Personal Finance

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:31

Earlier this year, we launched WhiteHouse.gov/tools -- a new section of our site highlighting tools from across government that can make your life easier. Today, we’re updating our collection to highlight tools that can help you make smart personal finance decisions and protect your hard-earned income.

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The Employment Situation in October

Fri, 2014-11-07 09:30

With today’s report, the unemployment rate is falling as fast as at any point in the last thirty years, and the economy is on pace for its best year of job growth since the late 1990s. The economy has come a long way since the crisis six years ago, but more must be done to create jobs for those still searching for work and ensure that those who are working see the strengthening economy translate into rising wages. The President will continue to work with Congress and do everything he can to support job creation and boost wages.

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Secretary Pritzker Works to Promote More Business in Africa

Fri, 2014-11-07 08:18

U.S. Secretary
of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Atlanta, Georgia this week to emphasize
the importance of helping U.S. companies launch and increase their business in
Africa at the “Discover Global Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa” Conference. The
event brought together U.S. government officials, visiting U.S. commercial
diplomats posted at embassies throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, international
business leaders, trade finance experts, and others to help companies identify
and develop trade and investment opportunities on the continent.

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Jumpstart Your Woman-Owned Veteran Small Business with the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

In honor and celebration of Veterans Day, join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she engages women veteran entrepreneurs during a live Google Hangout-...

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VetCap Surges During National Veterans Small Business Week

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

Note: This article was authored by Robert McFarlin and originally appeared on the White House's...

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Jumpstart Your Woman-Owned Veteran Small Business with the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

In honor and celebration of Veterans Day, join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she engages women veteran entrepreneurs during a live Google Hangout-...

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VetCap Surges During National Veterans Small Business Week

Fri, 2014-11-07 00:00

Note: This article was authored by Robert McFarlin and originally appeared on the White House's...

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President Obama Welcomes the Jackie Robinson West All Stars to the White House

Thu, 2014-11-06 20:02

President Barack Obama welcomes the Jackie Robinson West All Stars to the Oval Office, Nov. 6, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier this afternoon, the Jackie Robinson West All Stars -- the U.S. champions in this year's Little League World Series -- stopped by the White House for a visit with the President and the First Lady.
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Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Act

Thu, 2014-11-06 18:46

Harjit Singh Sodhi, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Judy Shepard, and Louvon Harris attend an event at the White House commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

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President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing

Thu, 2014-11-06 18:01

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Earlier this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for his heroic acts of bravery while serving as an artillery commander during the Civil War.
On July 3, 1863, Lieutenant Cushing went above and beyond the call of duty when fighting against Confederate forces. Even after being struck twice, he refused to abandon his command. As a result, his gallant efforts helped open wide gaps in the Confederate Army's line of command.

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