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Small Businesses Create 2 Million Jobs

January 15, 2015

Last week’s jobs report offered more evidence that our economy is gathering a head of steam as we ring in the New Year. Last month, American businesses added back 252,000 jobs and our unemployment...

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5 Things to Know About Guaranteeing Your Company’s Debt

January 15, 2015

When your company needs financing, it may be difficult or impossible to obtain it unless you give your personal guarantee. This means if the company fails to pay its debt, you’re on the hook....

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5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama’s Broadband Announcement Today

January 14, 2015

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Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to share how this small city has done some big things to deliver lightning-fast Internet to the entire metro area. This afternoon, he toured the Cedar Falls Utilities headquarters to see how technicians connect homes and businesses to the area's fiber optic network, and called for more communities to deliver this vital resource to their economy.
So here are five things you need to know about today’s announcement.
1. Fiber optic Internet is really, really fast.

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What You Need to Know About President Obama’s New Steps on Cybersecurity

January 14, 2015

President Barack Obama tours the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia. He is accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and tour guides Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity & Communications, and Brigadier General Greg Touhill, (Ret.), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs.

January 13, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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New Approach to Conservation Creates New Partnerships, New Jobs

January 14, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's blog. See the original post here.
When USDA unveiled the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program last year, I said that this effort would pioneer a new era of conservation. As of today, the program is doing just that — leveraging an unprecedented three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment in projects to preserve clean land and water and create new jobs across the country.

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NTIA Announces BroadbandUSA Effort to Assist Communities with Broadband Plans

January 14, 2015

Cross blog post by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. StricklingOver the past five years, we at NTIA have seen first-hand through our broadband grant program the power of broadband to transform lives and impact communities.

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Securing Our Cyberspace: President Obama's New Steps to Strengthen America's Cybersecurity

January 14, 2015

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We live in a digitally connected world. Almost all business transactions, public utilities, or security measures rely on networks that are connected to the Internet. That is why cyber threats pose an enormous challenge to our country. Whether it's rogue hackers, organized criminals, or state actors, our public and private networks are facing an unprecedented level of cybersecurity threats. 

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Commerce and White House Ramp-Up Efforts to Open More Markets to American Goods and Services

January 14, 2015

Exports are a vital part of the Obama Administration’s economic growth agenda, therefore, the Commerce Department and the White House hosted a fly-in that brought business leaders from around the country to Washington for a panel discussion on ways to send more products stamped “Made in America” around the world.

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New Actions to Reduce Methane Emissions Will Curb Climate Change, Cut Down on Wasted Energy

January 14, 2015

The United States is now the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world, and developing these cleaner-burning fuel sources to light and heat American homes and businesses is crucial to the President’s energy strategy. But while these important energy sources produce less carbon pollution overall, methane leaks throughout the oil and gas system are fueling climate change — and wasting valuable fuel that should be captured and used.

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2015: The Year to Launch and Scale in the United States

January 14, 2015

By John D. Breidenstine, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, LondonThe United Kingdom and Ireland are both home to flourishing tech
startups looking for the right opportunities to grow globally.  The United States is the logical target for
their expansion, especially given its 320 million consumers, free trade
agreements with 20 other markets, and massive market for technology
purchases. 

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