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Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protection of West Coast whales

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:55

Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert, a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect endangered right whales on the East Coast, has been updated with new features to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and conservation initiatives.

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You Don’t Have to Start a Business to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:22

Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary for Economic DevelopmentOne of my favorite things about my time as Mayor of Youngstown was having the opportunity to go out and speak to students in local schools. I found myself inspired and energized by their enthusiasm and idealism.

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"We Will Only Grow Stronger": President Obama Commemorates the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

Thu, 2014-09-11 11:21

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listen to the national anthem during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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NOAA Ship & National Aquarium Co-Host Star-Spangled Events & Tours

Thu, 2014-09-11 10:15

On Sept. 10, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration, joined a parade of tall ships, Navy vessels, and other boats entering Baltimore Harbor as part of the Star-Spangled Spectacular, a week-long festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.  Okeanos Explorer will be moored next to the National Aquarium through Sept. 16.

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Participa en el Hangout en vivo de GobiernoUSA.gov y la SBA para jóvenes empresarios que quieren comenzar un negocio

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:00

¿Eres un joven empresario en busca de consejos sobre cómo iniciar un nuevo negocio? La SBA y GobiernoUSA.gov te invitan a un Hangout en vivo y en español el 25 de septiembre para charlar...

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Join GobiernoUSA.gov and SBA’s Live Spanish Hangout on Business Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:00

Are you a young entrepreneur looking for tips on how to start a new business? The SBA and GobiernoUSA.gov will host a live Hangout in Spanish on September 25 to chat about SBA’s new online course...

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Únete a GobiernoUSA.gov y a la SBA en un Hangout en Vivo en Español sobre Consejos de Negocios para Jóvenes Emprendedores

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:00

¿Es usted un joven empresario en busca de consejos sobre cómo iniciar un nuevo negocio? La SBA y GobiernoUSA.gov organizaron un Hangout en vivo en español para el 25 de septiembre para...

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Laying Off Workers…Sort of

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:00

Even though a business may be non-seasonal, it can still experience significant swings in the amount of revenue it takes in; sometimes things are very busy, while at other times things may be slow...

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President Obama: How We're Responding to the ISIL Threat

Wed, 2014-09-10 22:23

Tonight, the following message was sent from President Obama to those signed up to receive updates from the White House, outlining his comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.
Didn't get the email? Make sure you're signed up to receive updates from the President and other senior Administration officials.

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President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL”

Wed, 2014-09-10 22:15

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In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama spoke to the nation tonight about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.
The President reiterated that as Commander-in-Chief, his “highest priority is the security of the American people,” and noted that we have “consistently taken the fight to terrorists” that threaten the United States:

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