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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November 03, 2015

The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994. 

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Your Guide to Holiday Gifting

November 03, 2015

It’s November—have you started thinking about what business gifts you will be giving this year? If not, it's time to get moving. Waiting until the last minute can leave you scrambling to select...

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Visits Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany

November 02, 2015

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany to underscore the strength of the U.S.-German partnership and address some of our top shared priorities, including concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; fostering an open, innovation-based transatlantic digital economy; and supporting an independent Ukraine.

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Welcome and Congratulations to Lufthansa Technik!

November 02, 2015

There are few things more exciting than the moment when a multi-year project truly becomes a reality.  I had the honor of witnessing that this weekend, when I joined Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla; Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik; Simone Menne, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG; German Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig; and hundreds of new Lufthansa employees to celebrate the completion of the Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR) maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility.   

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The First Lady’s Travel Diary: Qatar

November 02, 2015

This post is part of a series authored by First Lady Michelle Obama to share her visit to Qatar with middle school and high school students in the U.S

This week, I will be traveling to Qatar and Jordan-- countries located in a part of the world known as the “Middle East” (if you look on a map, it’s just to the east of Africa) -- and I want young people like you all across America to join me on this journey!

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Boots to Business Reboot to Expand its Offering to More Veterans

November 02, 2015

During the third annual celebration of National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 2-6, the Small Business Administration will host 30 Boots to Business:...

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Workplace Flexibility: Good For You and Your Employees

November 02, 2015

Small business owners know that...

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U.S. EDA: Supporting Entrepreneurship as a Key Driver of Economic Opportunity and Job Growth in Baltimore

November 02, 2015

Problem solvers, game changers, dreamers, and doers – these are just a few descriptors commonly associated with entrepreneurs all across the U.S.  Today, more than ever, we see the power and impact new businesses have throughout developing communities as these startups create jobs, improve quality of life, and help define the characteristics that make communities alive and unique. 

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It's that time. Are you covered?

November 02, 2015

Starting today, the Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business. This means something for all of us.

Whether you changed jobs or haven't been covered in the past, if you need health insurance for 2016, you can visit HealthCare.gov right now, apply, and get covered.

Maybe you just want to shop around, consider your options, or update your current plan. Either way, now is the time to do it. Just make sure you create an account so that you can log back in, apply, and enroll, or just update your info before January 31, 2016.

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Weekly Address: It’s Time To Reform our Criminal Justice System

October 31, 2015

In this week's address, the President spoke to the need for meaningful criminal justice reform in America.  America faces a cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities.  The President believes that we can disrupt the pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails, and make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more effective.  That’s why in recent weeks, he has been traveling the country and meeting with Americans who are working to improve the criminal justice system, from law enforcement officials

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