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The Employment Situation in November

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:30

Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s. To create an environment in which this progress can continue, it is critical that Congress take the basic steps needed to fund the government and avoid creating disruptive and counterproductive fiscal uncertainty.

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Innovation Support is in Demand

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:00

Julie Kirk, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

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House Republicans Vote to Make Immigration System Worse, Not Better

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:00

Eighteen months after the Senate passed a comprehensive, commonsense bill on immigration reform with bipartisan support; House Republicans still don’t have a plan to fix our broken system. Instead, House Republicans passed a bill this week that intends to reverse steps the President took to hold undocumented immigrants accountable and prioritize our safety as a nation.

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Small Businesses Drive U.S. Job Recovery

Fri, 2014-12-05 00:00

Talk about a good news Friday.
Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that our economy added 321,000 jobs in November. That’s 57 consecutive months we’ve added jobs – the longest...

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Is Your Small Business Ready to Sell to the Government?

Fri, 2014-12-05 00:00

There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting,...

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West Wing Week: 12/05/14 or, "Multiparameter Flow Cytometer"

Thu, 2014-12-04 21:10

This week, the President got a head start on his Small Business Saturday shopping, took action to build trust between communities and local police, got a firsthand look at the ground-breaking scientific research behind the American-made Ebola vaccine candidate now in clinical trials, hosted the annual Tribal Nations Conference and the second-ever College Opportunity Summit, and last but not least, helped light the National Christmas Tree. That's November 28th to December 4th or, "Multiparameter Flow Cytometer.

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College Opportunity Day of Action: Ensuring There’s No Limit to What We Can Achieve

Thu, 2014-12-04 19:20

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House College Opportunity Day of Action summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Decking the National Christmas Tree with Codes of Jolly

Thu, 2014-12-04 19:08

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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When Tribes Compete, Tribes Can Succeed

Thu, 2014-12-04 18:17

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez meets with 15-year-old Ki Fredeen at Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Fab Lab on Monday, July 21, 2014. Fredeen was showing the Secretary how he uses a 3-D printer to produce small art pieces.

(by U.S. Department of Labor)

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Why Global Health Security Is an Emergency

Thu, 2014-12-04 11:09

In June 2012, the world missed a deadline, without fanfare and without public outcry: Eighty percent of countries failed to meet the global timeline to be prepared to battle biological threats like Ebola.
Two years, thousands of lives, and billions of dollars later, most countries still don't have in place all the capacity they need to prevent Ebola from spreading or other biological threats from igniting. Consequently, we don't have in place the global system we need — the smoke alarm — to alert us when an outbreak flares.

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