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In 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that of companies with fewer than 100 employees, only 14% had...Read More
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.
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More