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13 Tips for Low-hassle, Low-cost Business Travel

Thu, 2015-06-18 00:00

If your travel plans this summer include a trip for business (or even for family vacations!), be sure to consider these tips for low-hassle, low-cost travel. A little planning can make your travel...

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Michelle Obama, the Perfect Partner for Peace Corps and Let Girls Learn

Wed, 2015-06-17 16:28

I was so inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks about the importance of girls’ education yesterday in London.

“There are 62 million young women like all of the girls here and around the country who aren't getting an education, and their potential is just being lost. And we can't afford that. We can't afford that.”
 - First Lady Michelle Obama

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This Day in History: The Statue of Liberty Came to America

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:50

The Statue of Liberty is pictured during the flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, N.Y., July 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me."
— Emma Lazarus

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My Day One: A Pledge for My Country

Wed, 2015-06-17 13:24

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

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Is Your Business Prepared to Weather the Storm?

Wed, 2015-06-17 00:00

June marks the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.  While there haven’t been many storms to date (...

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Expanding Opportunity for America's Kids by Strengthening Head Start

Tue, 2015-06-16 19:12

President Barack Obama says goodbye to students after a visit to the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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PHOTOS AND FACTS: What You Can Learn from the White House Honeybees

Tue, 2015-06-16 16:47

It's National Pollinator Week! What does that mean and why should you care? 
Check this out: 

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Deepens Commercial Relationship between U.S. and the Republic of Korea

Tue, 2015-06-16 14:44

Yesterday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews met with Korea’s Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) to discuss progress under the commercial dialogue between Commerce and MOTIE. During their meeting, the deputy secretary reaffirmed the mutual commitment to expanding trade and economic cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
 

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Export Success Series: Texas’ Polyguard Products Wins “E” Award for Expansion into Colombian Market

Tue, 2015-06-16 14:29

Colombia is a major trading partner with the United States, and we have many mutually beneficial business collaborations. One American business that has profited from engaging in trade relations with Colombia is Polyguard Products, resulting in a partnership that has grown steadily within the last nine years.

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Chart of the Week: We’re Using More Clean Energy than Ever Before

Tue, 2015-06-16 10:30

Rising temperatures, extreme weather, public health threats -- there’s no question that climate change is one of the greatest threats to our security, our planet, and our future. So what can we do about it?  
Here’s one decisive step to take: Power up with clean energy.

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