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HANNOVER MESSE: Meet the Entire World of Industrial Technology at One Trade Show

September 28, 2015

Since 1947, there have been plenty of advances in industrial technology. But one thing that has stayed the same is that HANNOVER MESSE remains the premier trade event to learn about the latest trends, the top companies, and the most innovative solutions in the sector.
That said, 2016 will be a singular year in the history of the 68-year-old trade event. For the first time, the United States is the Partner Country for HANNOVER MESSE, and that means more opportunity and greater exposure for U.S. companies and economic development organizations (EDOs).

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Email from First Lady Michelle Obama: "What did you learn in school?"

September 27, 2015

This morning, the First Lady sent the following message to the White House email list, highlighting a new campaign to raise awareness about the millions of girls who are locked out of brighter futures because they can't get the education they deserve. Learn more about how you can help create awareness around this issue. Didn't get the First Lady's email? Sign up for email updates here.

Hi everyone --

Right now, more than 62 million girls worldwide are out of school.

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Chart of the Week: How President Obama Plans to Put an AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach

September 26, 2015

We believe if we all – governments, the private sector, civil society, including faith-based organizations – bring our collective will and energy together we can achieve an AIDS-free generation and bring this epidemic to a halt.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice

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Weekly Address: Dispose of Your Expired and Unwanted Prescription Drugs

September 26, 2015

In this week's address, on “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” the President spoke about the importance of preventing and treating substance use disorders. Overdoses from prescription pain medications kill thousands of Americans every year, and more often than not, those drugs come from the family medicine cabinet. In addition, many heroin users started out by misusing prescription drugs.

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More than 4.83 Million Records Released

September 25, 2015

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in June 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.83 million—all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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United States Department of Commerce Plan for Orderly Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations

September 25, 2015

Annual funding for the government expires on September 30.  The Administration strongly believes that a lapse in funding should not occur.   The Department must be prepared for a potential lapse in funding that would necessitate a significant reduction in operations.

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In Photos: Pope Francis Visits the White House

September 25, 2015

President Obama, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis this week during his first official trip to the United States. On Tuesday, they greeted him as he landed in the United States. And on Wednesday, they welcomed him to the White House in the largest State Arrival Ceremony since President Obama took office. Check out the Pope’s visit in photos:

Shepherd One with Pope Francis aboard lands at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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How Broadband Access is Beneficial to Small Businesses

September 25, 2015

Editors note: This blog is coauthored by Nate Yohannes, Senior Advisor of Investment and Innovation
For American businesses to flourish in this highly competitive global economy, it’s...

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West Wing Week: 9/25/15 or, “Our Common Home”

September 25, 2015

Welcome to a very special Papal edition of your West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the White House was abuzz with preparation for the Pope’s arrival and the China State Visit, back-to-back ceremonies that kept the President and his staff very busy. That’s September 18th to September 24th or, “Our Common Home.”

Friday, September 18th

On Friday, the President met with his science and technology advisers in the Roosevelt Room.

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Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of 2015

September 25, 2015

Real GDP growth in the second quarter was revised up for a second time, as consumers spent more and businesses invested more than previously estimated. This morning’s report confirms that the economy grew at a much faster pace in the second quarter than in the first, with strong personal consumption leading the rebound. Over the first half of 2015, domestic demand remained robust, even as slowing foreign demand and reduced oil-driven drilling investment dragged on growth.

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