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The Employment Situation in September

Fri, 2015-10-02 09:30

The economy added jobs in September at a pace below that seen earlier in the year, as slowing growth abroad and global financial turmoil have weighed on economic activity. Overall, however, the unemployment rate remains at its lowest level since early 2008 and the private sector has added 13.2 million jobs over 67 straight months of job growth—the longest streak on record. Given the increased uncertainty around the world, it is imperative that the United States not further exacerbate that uncertainty with unnecessary brinksmanship and austerity.

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Watch President Obama's Statement on the Shooting in Oregon

Thu, 2015-10-01 19:11

We have to come together and take steps to reduce gun violence. We have to find the courage to change. #UCCShooting
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 2, 2015

The President just delivered a statement on today's shooting in Oregon.

And one thing he said is certainly ringing in the minds of Americans across the country right now, no matter their politics:

"We are the only advanced country in the world that sees these shootings every few months."

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Celebrating Manufacturing Day with U.S. Census Bureau Statistics

Thu, 2015-10-01 11:24

October 2 is Manufacturing Day, and I’m pleased to participate in this year’s observance by recognizing the major role that manufacturing plays in our national and global economy. Every year, U.S. manufacturers produce nearly $6 trillion in shipments and employ people across the nation. Modern manufacturing is a technology-driven industry that produces innovative ideas and products that are used across the globe.

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CEOs Speak About the Importance of the U.S.-India CEO Forum

Wed, 2015-09-30 17:04

CEOs Sanjay Bhatnagar, WaterHealth International; Michael S. Burke, AECOM; Doug Peterson, McGraw Hill Financial; and Dinesh Paliwal, Harman International; discuss the mission of each of their companies and their involvement in this year’s U.S.-India CEO forum, hosted by the Department of Commerce. During the Forum, U.S. and Indian business leaders gave input on how to effectively increase U.S.

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Tips for Legally Selling Goods at Flea Markets & Craft Shows

Wed, 2015-09-30 16:06

Flea markets and crafts shows have become a cultural phenomena. Increasingly small businesses are mastering the quality of the artisanal goods that they make and sell. While these types of...

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10 Things To Do for National Preparedness Month

Wed, 2015-09-30 15:05

Each year, our nation faces diverse threats and hazards reinforcing the need to strengthen national preparedness and resilience. On August 31st, 2015, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring September as National Preparedness Month with the theme: “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to prepare, now and throughout the year, for a wide range of emergencies.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Ready to Open Two New Regional Offices

Wed, 2015-09-30 10:02

Three years ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) started expanding its physical presence across the country in order to bring resources to the doorsteps of innovators and help entrepreneurs advance their cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace. Two regional offices are already open and operating – the Elijah J. McCoy Regional Office in Detroit and the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.

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Expanding the Benefits of Broadband in New England

Tue, 2015-09-29 17:00

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA team, together with Next Century Cities, a nonprofit initiative of over 100 mayors and community officials dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all Americans convened a productive broadband workshop yesterday in Portland, Maine to explore ways to close the digital divide and expand broadband capacity throughout the New England region.

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Secretary Pritzker Samples Tech Innovation, Big Apple-Style

Tue, 2015-09-29 14:59

The digital economy is critical to America's continued competitiveness. It is a source of jobs; key to the formation of new businesses, and an enabler of new services and goods that consumers worldwide rely on. That was the message Secretary Pritzker heard Monday as she kicked off a trip to New York City by sampling some New York-style technology innovation.

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NOAA Brings Precision Navigation to the Busy Port of Long Beach

Tue, 2015-09-29 10:53

Our country’s marine transportation system is an essential driver of the U.S. economy. Every day, U.S. ports and waterways handle millions of tons of domestic and international cargo ranging from agricultural products to heating oil and automobiles. Those ports support more than 13 million American jobs. NOAA tools—such as nautical charts, accurate positioning services, and ocean and weather observations—play a key role in ensuring that shipments move swiftly and safely along our marine highways.

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