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SelectUSA: What’s your Next Step?

June 23, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog

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Fund Your Business Without Sharing It

June 23, 2016

Whether it’s a new idea that needs money to start, or an existing business that needs money to grow, there are a lot of funding options that don’t require sharing ownership with investors.  ...

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Live Updates: President Obama on the Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration Reform

June 23, 2016

Today, President Obama delivered remarks on the Supreme Court ruling on United States v. Texas, a case which challenged the deferred action policies President Obama announced in 2014. Since the Court wasn't able to reach a decision, the those policies cannot proceed. Here's a quick look at the President's remarks.

President Obama on what was at stake in this ruling:

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Asked & Answered: The President on Making Sure Americans Can Get Lifesaving Treatment

June 22, 2016

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President or a Senior Administration Official and an American who wrote him. If you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

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Small Business Marketing Tips for the Summer Olympics

June 22, 2016

Every four years the world is fixated for a two-week period on the grandest international stage, the Summer Olympics. This August, Brazil’s second most populous city, Rio de Janeiro, will host...

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A Thriving Digital Economy Needs a Free and Open Internet

June 22, 2016

Digital technologies have quickly become a driving force of job creation, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the 21st century. Just a decade ago, less than a fifth of the global population had Internet access.  Today, 3.2 billion people are online. By 2020, that number will grow to five billion people. That same year, the emerging “Internet of Things” sector will likely comprise a $1.7 trillion global market. By 2025, products and services that rely on cross-border data flows will add $1 trillion annually to the global economy. 

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Celebrating the 17th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

June 22, 2016

President Barack Obama looks at a painting presented to him by artist Lois Curtis, center, during their meeting in the Oval Office, June 20, 2011. Joining them are, from left, Janet Hill and Jessica Long, from the Georgia Department of Labor, and Lee Sanders, of Briggs and Associates. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Championing Entrepreneurship At Home and Abroad

June 22, 2016

A digital service that links riders to drivers. An application that allows individuals to make financial transactions on their phones. A social platform that houses “How To” videos.
The creative minds behind these ideas will converge on Silicon Valley this Thursday, but they are not who you might expect.
Not the CEO of Uber, but Hira Batool Rizvi, a young woman from Pakistan who created a digital service called She-Kab that connects women to safe drivers who get them to work free of threats and intimidation.

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10 Tactics to Get More Positive Reviews for Your Business

June 22, 2016

The numbers are compelling.
Depending on which study you read (and there are literally dozens), anywhere from 51 percent to 90 percent of consumers read and trust online reviews.
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Here's What American Business Leaders Are Doing to Help Protect You from the Zika Virus

June 22, 2016

When it comes to the Zika virus, there are things we know and things we don't know yet.

Here's what we know:

The Zika virus has been spreading through the Americas for some time now. We know that four out of five infected people will have no symptoms. We know the population most at risk is pregnant women and their developing babies, because we know Zika can cause severe birth defects like microcephaly.

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