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Weekly Address: American Operations in Iraq

Sat, 2014-08-09 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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AAR Lands Multi-million Dollar Supply Chain Deal with Kenya Airways with Help of U.S. Government Advocacy Efforts

Fri, 2014-08-08 17:16

For the first time since the
Obama administration’s “Doing Business in Africa” initiative went into effect, an aviation company has
landed a multi-year deal in Africa. AAR, a global aerospace, government and
defense contractor, recently announced a five-year deal with Kenya Airways.
Under the conditions of this multi-million dollar accord, Kenya Airways agrees
to provide power-by-the-hour component support for its fleet of 737NG aircraft,
while AAR places inventory on site in Nairobi and offers rotable pool support

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Weekly Wrap Up: Iraq, Africa, and 53 Years

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:01

This week, we talked about the imminent dangers climate change poses to our world; the President made a statement on the crisis in Iraq; he hosted the largest event that any U.S. president has ever held with African heads of state and government -- and he celebrated his 53rd birthday.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.

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West Wing Week 8/8/14 or, “To the New Africa”

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:03

This week, the President hosted about 50 African heads of state for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, signed a bill to improve care for America's veterans, and expanded flexibility for cell phone users.

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Chart of the Week: Number of Americans Applying for Unemployment Benefits Lowest Since 2006

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:13

The economy is getting stronger thanks to the grit and resilience of American workers. Last month, total job growth exceeded 200,000 for the sixth straight month, the first time that’s happened since 1997. In fact, our private sector has added 9.9 million jobs for the last 53 straight months, the longest streak on record.

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President Obama Makes a Statement on the Crisis in Iraq

Thu, 2014-08-07 22:40

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Tonight, in a statement addressing the current crisis in Iraq, President Obama announced that he authorized two operations in the country -- "targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death."
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Five Things Small Businesses Should Know About Export Control Reform

Thu, 2014-08-07 19:56

Editor's Note: This blog first appeared at on July 10, 2014.

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President Obama Signs Bill to Give the VA the Resources It Needs

Thu, 2014-08-07 13:44

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, at Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug. 7, 2014. The bill provides the Department of Veterans Affairs the resources to improve access and quality of care for veterans.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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SBA Participates in the Millennial Trains Project Across the Country

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:20

If you take a moment to think about traveling cross country by train, you probably don’t imagine a bunch of 20-somethings riding along immersed in an intensive entrepreneurship thought session. You probably wouldn’t even think there would be a lot of entrepreneurial experiences and stories to share.
However, this August 7-17, The Millennial Trains Project will do just that. The train ride will convene young aspiring and current entrepreneurs by acting as a mobile entrepreneurial workshop traveling from Portland, Ore. all the way to New York City. Check out all the city stops.

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