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25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade Concludes with Key Outcomes

December 19, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman hosted a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which took place in Chicago. At the conclusion of the discussions, the United States announced key outcomes in the areas of agricultural market access, intellectual property rights protection, innovation policies, and competition law enforcement. Through
sustained engagement over the course of this past year, the United States and

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Increasing the Reach of Census Bureau Data

December 19, 2014

Guest blog post by Raul Cisneros, director, Center for New
Media and Promotion and Rebecca Blash, chief, Center for Enterprise Dissemination Services and Consumer
Innovation (CEDSCI), U.S. Census Bureau

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Dan Pfeiffer Joins Medium: "Breaking Down the 'Worst' Year in Washington"

December 19, 2014

Today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer joined the new publishing platform Medium -- authoring a post that reflects on the incredible amount of progress made in 2014 despite some claims that the President had "the worst year in Washington." Moving forward, he will continue to post important highlights, insights, and reflections on the President's agenda.
(For more posts from across the Administration, be sure to also follow President Obama and the White House on Medium, as well.)

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The Faces of Health Care: Peter M.

December 19, 2014

"...I've felt strong enough to liberate some of my extra savings that I'd been holding onto for healthcare emergencies, so I'm now able to help more with my son's college expenses ... My guess is that there are many more Americans whose new health insurance is already allowing them to contribute more fully to the economy and their communities."

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This Holiday, SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build

December 19, 2014

Thirty-six years ago, a young computer programmer working out of his parents’ garage was looking for investments so he could create the world’s most user-friendly personal computer. He came upon a...

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History, News on the DHS SBIR Program and Announcement of the FY15.1 SBIR Solicitation

December 19, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security initiated its SBIR program in 2004 with a goal of increasing the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and...

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President Obama Creates the Task Force on 21st Century Policing

December 18, 2014

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Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

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Email from President Obama: "The U.S. and Cuba"

December 18, 2014

Earlier today, President Obama sent this message to the White House email list about his recent announcement on Cuba. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.

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Watch: The President's Science Advisor Answers Your Questions About Climate Change

December 18, 2014

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Last month, Dr. John Holdren -- the President's science advisor -- invited the public to ask him anything about climate change on social media using the hashtag #AskDrH.
Since then, he's gotten a lot of questions. Brandon, a seventh-grader, wanted to know if climate change will affect him during his lifetime. A number of people asked whether climate change is driving extreme events, like the heavy snowfall we've seen recently in Buffalo, New York. Some people wanted to know what Dr. Holdren is doing to prevent climate change himself. 

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NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Implements New Products to Help U.S. Coastal Communities Become More Resilient

December 18, 2014

The 2014 hurricane season is over and, once
again, no major hurricanes (Category 3 of higher on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale) struck the United States. That's a record nine years in row! Of course, it's foolish to believe
this remarkable streak will last, and we have to be ready for it to end next
season. 

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