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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Travels to China to Participate in the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions and Strengthen Economic Ties

September 15, 2015

Last week, U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews traveled to China to strengthen economic ties and deepen American engagement in the Asia-Pacific region, making stops in Dalian, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou.

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What You Need to Know About the Syrian Refugee Crisis and What the U.S. is Doing to Help

September 15, 2015

Your home country is all that you know -- it’s where you were raised, where you’ve loved, and where you’ve lived all your years. So what happens when one day, without warning, or without cause, that sense of security is ripped from you? War, violence, persecution for who you are or what you believe; your home has become the crucible for your greatest fears, a place you no longer recognize. You’re afraid for your life, for your family -- you don’t know where to go but you know you can’t stay.

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Designing Federal Programs with the American People in Mind

September 15, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks with members of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team in the Oval Office in January 2015.

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5 Indicators That Show We Turned a Depression-Like Shock into a Six-Year Expansion

September 15, 2015

Seven years ago, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, setting in motion the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. In fact, the onset of the Great Recession was more severe across a wide range of measures than the Depression itself—including substantially larger losses in wealth, a significantly larger contraction in global trade, and a comparable reduction in employment and private demand. In these ways the economy in late 2008 looked like it could have been on track for an outcome comparable to the Great Depression.

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2015

In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. Congress expanded the observance in 1989 to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

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Franchise Ownership Can Give You Equity

September 15, 2015

If you're on the hunt for a franchise, one of the things to consider is equity. It’s something that is not usually top of mind with most franchise buyers. That’s because they’re considering...

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Follow Along: Our 2015 Back-to-School Tour

September 14, 2015 The President and Secretary Duncan host a town hall with high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to discuss college access and affordability. Read More

New Tools to Help Students Make Informed Decisions About Higher Education

September 14, 2015

Completing higher education can provide huge benefits to students that last throughout their lives. Decades of research have shown large returns to higher education in terms of labor market earnings, health, and happiness. Compared to those with a high school diploma, college graduates earn $1 million more over their lifetimes and have an easier time finding a job.

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Starting a Business in the Trucking Industry: Part One

September 14, 2015

Commercial goods and products will always require transportation to new locations.  In a growing marketplace, this need presents a great opportunity for new transportation businesses – but the...

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Arrival of the Holy See: His Holiness Pope Francis Makes His First Trip to the United States

September 13, 2015

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Pope Francis following a private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Pope Francis will make his first-ever trip to the United States next Tuesday, September 22. He’ll be arriving from Havana, Cuba for a three-city tour that will take him to Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia. On Wednesday, September 23, the President and First Lady will welcome him at the White House. You can watch the arrival ceremony and find other information about the Pope’s trip at wh.gov/campaign/pope-visit.

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