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What They're Saying: Mayors Across the Country Endorse President Obama’s Trade Agenda

Wed, 2015-04-15 06:00

In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his plan for Middle Class Economics, which he dedicated to “the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, everyone plays by the same set of rules.
As a centerpiece of that Middle Class Economics strategy, President Obama has proposed and fought for the most significant trade agenda in American history, and for good reason – because Made-in-America exports unlock economic opportunity for the American people.

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Before You Export: 5 Tips for Gathering Market Intel

Wed, 2015-04-15 00:00

Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United...

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This Friday: Tech Meetup at the White House

Tue, 2015-04-14 16:55

On Friday, April 17, the White House will host local leaders from all across our “Innovation Nation” at the first-ever White House Tech Meetup.

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Join the Conversation: President Obama’s Town Hall with BlogHer and SheKnows

Tue, 2015-04-14 16:41

President Barack Obama places an order with the waitress during a lunch with Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Amanda Rothschild, Mary Stein and Morvika "Vika" Jordan to discuss balancing family and jobs, at Charmington’s Café in North Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Five Facts About the Gender Pay Gap:

Tue, 2015-04-14 15:56

Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills. On Equal Pay Day, however, we focus on a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists. In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year earned 78 percent of what the median man working full-time all year earned. A new issue brief from the Council of Economic Advisers examines what we know about the pay gap.

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Today’s Important Step to Strengthen Retirement Security

Tue, 2015-04-14 15:46

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.

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Spring has sprung: Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas at two DC events this past weekend

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:00

During this past weekend Nate Yohannes, my Senior Advisor, and I did the startup pitching rounds in our nation's capital.
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Celebrating Earth Day with the SBA

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:00

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken a dual approach to sustainability this Earth Day. The SBA is leading by example by reducing the environmental impact of our own operations...

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3 Main Points Before You Establish Credit for Your Business

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:00

There are various factors to consider when deciding to use credit for your business. The most crucial and overlooked component is can you afford to use it? Every business’s credit needs are...

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