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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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Working Together to Help Americans #GetCovered

December 08, 2015

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the nation’s uninsured rate now stands at its lowest level ever. But still, in communities across the country, 10.5 million people who are eligible for Marketplace coverage remain uninsured. In addition to launching the Healthy Communities Challenge to engage key communities in reducing the uninsured during this third Open Enrollment period, the White House also issued a challenge:

Build outreach efforts that can reach these remaining uninsured Americans and help them gain coverage.

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Q&A: What You Need to Know About the Fix to No Child Left Behind

December 07, 2015

Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to fix No Child Left Behind. The Obama administration is calling on the Senate to move the legislation quickly to the President’s desk for him to sign. 

As Secretary Arne Duncan said earlier this week, No Child Left Behind has long been broken. Since the beginning of his time in office, President Obama has joined educators and families calling on Congress to fix this outdated law. 

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American Innovation in Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

December 07, 2015

In 1939, the Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair captured America’s imagination by predicting a future of self-driving cars, navigating America’s highways and winding roads unaided by human intervention. Now, 76 years later, advanced technology has allowed American innovators to start testing cars that bring this vision to life. 

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