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How to Take Your Solopreneurship to the Next Level

Thu, 2014-09-18 00:00

If you’re like nearly 18 million people in the US, you’re operating your business as a solopreneur. That means you’ve been doing everything, from making sales to refilling the printer paper. But...

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Lauds Software Industry for Helping Ensure America is Open for Business

Wed, 2014-09-17 16:55

Today,
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews spoke about the software
industry’s role in strengthening the economy at an event hosted by the Software
and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association
for the software and digital content industry. During the event, titled “The
Software Century: Analyzing Economic Impact & Job Creation,” Deputy
Secretary Andrews talked with SIIA Vice President of Public Policy Mark
MacCarthy about the Commerce Department’s efforts to support American

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5 Things to Know: The President Lays Out the U.S. Plan to Degrade and Destroy ISIL

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:58

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President Obama travelled to Tampa, Florida to speak to service men and women at MacDill Air Force Base about the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, a terrorist organization that is killing innocent, unarmed civilians  in both Iraq and Syria. ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, is also responsible for the brutal murders of American journalists Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff.

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Today Is Constitution Day. Here's What That Means:

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:46

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed and adopted the Constitution at Philadelphia's Independence Hall. What exactly does that mean?
We've got the facts for you, courtesy of the Constitution page at WhiteHouse.gov.

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Secretary Pritzker Says Increased Gender Diversity in Corporate Boardrooms is Vital to Economic Success

Wed, 2014-09-17 10:40

Secretary
of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the urgent need to boost our companies’
economic competitiveness by bringing more women into corporate leadership at
the Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, hosted by the Johns Hopkins
University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). 

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Credit Unions Help Set the Stage for Greatest Generation's Encore Act

Wed, 2014-09-17 00:00

The need to earn income doesn’t go away for many Americans as they reach retirement age. Even with Social Security or pension income, bringing in a supplementary revenue stream can be a lifeline...

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A Major Increase in Our Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 2014-09-16 19:10

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This afternoon, during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, President Obama spoke on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and announced a major increase in our efforts to help the international community fight the outbreak.

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U.S. Companies Leading to Reduce Emissions of HFC Climate Pollutants

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:18

Today, fulfilling a commitment under the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration is announcing new private sector commitments and executive actions to reduce emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change.  Taken together, these commitments will reduce cumulative global consumption of HFCs by the equivalent of 700 million metric tons of carbon dioxide through 2025.

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We the Geeks: Miss America

Tue, 2014-09-16 13:53

All across the United States, there is living evidence that scientists and engineers are not the nerdy, all-male, lab-coat-wearing, wallflowers pictured in the history books but include the full diversity of the nation. Bringing these images out of the shadows will inspire further diversity in STEM fields, as young people see inspiration in their teachers, communities, and mentors. 

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Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issues

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:15

Guest blog post by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m delighted to welcome our 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars to the USPTO. The Edison Scholar program, which began in 2012, enlists the services of distinguished academic researchers to study intellectual property issues that further the USPTO’s mission and the public interest.

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