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Advance Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2015

July 30, 2015

Real GDP rose faster in the second quarter than in the first, even after a large upward revision to first-quarter growth. Strong personal consumption led the rebound as consumers spent more of the windfall gains from lower oil prices that they had saved in the first quarter, and many of the temporary factors that restrained growth in the first quarter faded.

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The Faces of Health Care: Joanne W.

July 30, 2015

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Joanne is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"My life was saved by early detection, thanks to annual wellness checks that included a
heart ultrasound."

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Part II: Preparing to Open a Franchise

July 30, 2015

In the last blog we talked about deciding if a business is franchise worthy. The next step is the...

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Kenya for Global Entrepreneurship Summit

July 29, 2015

As the Administration’s point person on entrepreneurship, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). At the summit, Secretary Pritzker had the opportunity to highlight the work that the Department of Commerce does to address and support innovation, and meet with entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives from around the world.  

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The Faces of Health Care: Timothy S.

July 29, 2015

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Timothy is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"[The Affordable Care Act] literally saved my life."

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Summer Slowdown? Make the Most of It

July 29, 2015

While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said...

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Direct Video Calling Increases Access for Deaf Citizens

July 28, 2015

Technology has given us incredible new tools to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues, and all Americans should enjoy these benefits — including, and especially, those with disabilities.

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NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access

July 28, 2015

Guest Post by NIST’s Dr. Robert Hanisch, Office of Data Informatics, and Dr. Heather Evans, Program Coordination Office

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How We’re Changing the Way We Respond to Petitions

July 28, 2015

President Barack Obama signs S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, in the Oval Office, Aug. 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Faces of Health Care: Susan F.

July 28, 2015

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Susan is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"Everyone should be free to study their passions and pursue goals, chronic illness or not."

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