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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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President Obama Welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to the White House

March 10, 2016

Today, President Obama and the First Lady welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to the White House.

Watch the official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn, and check out the photos:

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada greet the audience after reviewing the troops during the State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Diaper Divide

March 10, 2016

I remember being astounded at the rate at which my two girls used diapers when they were born. I’d drive out to the big box store and buy case after case, knowing I’d be back soon. Today, many parents can have bulk orders delivered directly to their doorsteps with the diapers their child needs, when they need them – at a lower cost than ever before. Technology and the new economy have given us access to necessities like diapers at just the click of a button. 

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#LeadOnLeave: A Victory for Vermont Workers

March 09, 2016

Ed. note: Today, President Obama commended the State of Vermont on becoming the fifth state to pass paid sick leave legislation:

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In Photos: Let Girls Learn Anniversary

March 09, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the one-year anniversary of Let Girls Learn, the Obama Administration’s initiative to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and complete school. As part of the event, the First Lady welcomed young girls from Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, to tour The Girls' Lounge Let Girls Learn bus on the South Lawn of the White House. 

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Helping Cities Participate in the 2016 Global City Teams Challenge: A Federal Funding Opportunity

March 09, 2016

Thousands of cities and communities around the world are advancing “smart city” projects to harness the potential of the Internet of Things to improve and expand the services they deliver to their residents. This year, three cities in the U.S. will receive some extra assistance in their smart city projects, through a $300,000 federal funding opportunity from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Starting a Halfway House or Transitional Housing Facility

March 09, 2016

Transitional housing provides people with a temporary place to live as they attempt to get back on their feet or make a major transition in their lives. Like any business, when you choose to start...

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Why Everyone Deserves the Chance to Earn Their First Paycheck

March 08, 2016

Hard work. Integrity. Discipline. Honesty. Those were among the fundamental lessons I learned from my first summer job at a men's clothing store in the heart of black Baltimore. Those values ­and the paychecks ­ elped get me through college, on to law school, and all along my improbable journey to becoming a senior member of the staff serving President Barack Obama.

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International Women's Day: Women Who Inspire Our Work

March 08, 2016

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! When women are free to pursue their dreams, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous.— President Obama (@POTUS) March 8, 2016

When President Obama established the White House Council on Women and Girls in 2009, he recognized past pioneers of equality: “In the end, while many of the challenges women and girls face are new, the work of this Council is not -- it's been with us for generations." 

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Women Entrepreneurs Building the Nation through Business and Innovation

March 08, 2016

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and the vast contributions that women have made to the strength and well-being of our nation, we are seeing the next chapters in this history being written as women take a bigger role in building our economy
Women today make up nearly half of our workforce. Women-owned firms in the United States generate more than $1.4 trillion in revenues and employ millions of people.

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