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Spotlight on Commerce: Felicia Pullam, Director of Outreach, SelectUSA

March 14, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Felicia Pullam, Director of Outreach, SelectUSA
I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago, and the last thing I was thinking about was Women’s History Month. I happened to bring along The Economist—mostly because it was easy to carry—and when I flipped to the lighter sections at the back I stumbled upon a review of The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe, by Elaine Showalter.

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Weekly Address: The Legacy of Nancy Reagan

March 12, 2016

In this week's address, President Obama discussed the life and legacy of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. From redefining the role of First Lady of the United States to becoming a staunch advocate for stem cell research and research on Alzheimer's disease, a disease that afflicted her husband, Nancy Reagan was an inspiration to the American people.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds New Digital Trade Officer Program

March 11, 2016

Guest blog post by Adam Schlosser, Senior Director and Policy Counsel, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
With the increasing interconnected nature of the global economy, never before has it been so easy, or routine, for a U.S. company to become a “multinational company.”  All it takes to reach the 95% of consumers living outside our borders is a great product and an Internet connection. In fact, digital trade generates over $8 trillion a year to the global economy and the ability to transfer data is directly responsible for $2.8 trillion.

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West Wing Week 3/11/16 or, “You’d Choose Today”

March 11, 2016

This week,the President highlighted America’s job growth streak, met with Financial Regulators and with a group of civically engaged high schoolers,. He also hosted the Prime Minister of Canada for a state visit. That's March 4th to March 10th or, "You'd Choose Today."

 

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Celebrating the Strength of the U.S.-Canada Economic Relationship

March 11, 2016

This week, President Obama hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first state visit to America. Our neighbor to the north is one of the United States’ most important partners across a range of issues, including security, energy, and climate change.

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Making a Difference to the World's Digital Economy: The Transatlantic Partnership

March 11, 2016

Guest blog post by Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market 
Europe and the United States have a long history of deep political and economic ties. Our economic relationship is the largest in the world, with goods and services trade between us totaling about $2.7 billion a day.

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Technology and the Imperative of Citizenship

March 10, 2016

Watch President Obama speak live at South by Southwest at 3:40 p.m. ET.

President Obama is traveling to South by Southwest tomorrow — the first sitting President to do so. In Austin, he’s going to make the case for people “from all walks of life, working inside or outside of government, to help us make this democracy even stronger."

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Letter from the Experts: The President's Supreme Court Nominee Deserves a Chance

March 10, 2016

"We express our dismay at the unprecedented breach of norms by the Senate majority in refusing to consider a nomination for the Supreme Court made by a president with eleven months to serve in the position."

This week, scholars of American history wrote a letter to the President to share their views on Senate Republicans' refusal to fulfill their responsibilities as laid out in the Constitution.

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FDIC’s New Rule on Reciprocal Deposits – a Win for Small Banks and Small Business

March 10, 2016

The FDIC has made much needed revisions to a myriad of proposed rules regarding the assessment of deposit insurance for small banks (under $10 billion in assets).  I applaud the bankers...

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Top 10 Low Cost Start Up Business Ideas You Can Launch Today

March 10, 2016

Thousands of people all across America dream about starting their own business. No matter what your motivation is for ...

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