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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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We Asked, You Answered: "What's the Story Behind Your Menorah?"

December 09, 2015

Last month, the White House called on readers to help us find special menorahs for this year’s White House Hanukkah receptions, asking, “What’s the story behind your menorah?” The announcement stated that we were looking for recommendations for menorahs to use for the candle lighting ceremonies that told a story – a story about family, community, or continuity of Jewish life here in the U.S., in Israel or around the world.

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Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business

December 09, 2015

Bookkeeping is vital to properly managing your business resources.  Additionally you will need these records for tax purposes. Whether you DIY or hire someone to keep track of everything you...

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Why We Have to Act on Climate Now -- In One Chart

December 08, 2015

World leaders are in Paris this week in hopes of reaching an agreement to tackle the global threat of climate change.

Why now? See for yourself:

Here’s another way to look at it:

Northwestern Glacier melt, Alaska
With few exceptions, glaciers around the world have retreated at unprecedented rates over the last century.

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New CEA Report Finds that SNAP Benefits are Crucial for Families but Sometimes Inadequate

December 08, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is the cornerstone of U.S. efforts to alleviate hunger by supplementing the food budgets of low-income households. Last year, SNAP lifted at least 4.7 million people out of poverty—including 2.1 million children. 

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MBDA and Operation HOPE form new Partnership to Support Minority Business Enterprises

December 08, 2015

Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and Operation HOPE signed a memorandum of understanding designed to provide U.S. minority business enterprises (MBEs) with greater opportunities to access technical and financial resources. The official signing took place at the MBDA headquarters in Washington, DC.

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