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The Power of Inclusive Innovation

August 10, 2015

Entrepreneurs are the driving force of our 21st century economy. They have the power to spur innovation, create jobs, stabilize communities, and inspire the next generation of inventors.
 

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Inclusive Innovation Spotlight: Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO of Urban Co-lab

August 10, 2015

As the Founder and CEO of Urban Co-Lab, Natalie Madeira Cofield and her team believe that if you empower communities through entrepreneurship and business engagement, you not only give people the opportunity to sustain themselves but also their communities. For more than 10 years, Natalie has been inspired by and influenced by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) as a champion for minority-owned businesses.

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PayPal and U.S. Department of Commerce Collaborate to Improve U.S. Exports

August 10, 2015

Blog post co-authored by PayPal's Vadim Kutsyy, Senior Director Data Strategy and Stewardship and Harshal Deo, Vice President of Data Technology

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Weekly Address: Reaffirming Our Commitment to Protecting the Right to Vote

August 08, 2015

In this week's address, the President celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by underscoring the importance of one of the most fundamental rights of our democracy – that all of us are created equal and that each of us deserves a voice. The enactment of the Voting Rights Act wasn’t easy – it was the product of sacrifice from countless men and women who risked so much to protect every person’s right to vote.

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USPTO Connects with Entrepreneurs and Startups in California

August 07, 2015

The U.S. Department of Commerce hosts a number of programs that support startups and entrepreneurs, and create the necessary conditions for innovation. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) supports innovation by issuing patents and trademarks that protect intellectual property, which incentivizes entrepreneurs to create the next generation of consumer products and business models.

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West Wing Week: 08/07/15 or, "The Measure Of A Leader"

August 07, 2015

This week, the President announced a new historic action to cut harmful carbon pollution, advocated for the Iran deal, celebrated his 54th birthday, and inaugurated a new class of Mandela fellows.

Friday, July 31st

The President signed a three-month extension of the highway funding bill. 

The President celebrated the 2013 winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

Monday, August 3rd

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Business Schools Come Together to Expand Opportunities for Women in Business

August 07, 2015

Over the last few decades, the American workforce has evolved dramatically. Women now make up nearly half of our workforce and are a substantial majority of college graduates. Households are now more likely to involve a more even split of home and work responsibilities than ever before.
Yet the U.S. labor market has not fully adapted to these changes, with too few businesses recognizing that many of their workers — men and women — need to be able to balance home and professional responsibilities. Every day, businesses are realizing that change is essential to their bottom line.

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Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups

August 07, 2015

On August 4, President Barack Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day, and what a day it was.   The content of the day is front and...

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The Employment Situation in July 2015

August 07, 2015

The economy added 215,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent—its lowest level since 2008. Over the past two years, our economy created 5.7 million jobs, the strongest two-year job growth since 2000. And our businesses have created 13.0 million jobs over the past 65 straight months, extending the longest streak on record. But despite the rapid pace of recent growth, some slack left over from the financial crisis remains in our labor market, and there is more work to do to ensure that we continue to make progress.

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#JonVoyage: Our 4 Favorite Moments from President Obama's Interviews on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

August 06, 2015

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has become one of the most influential programs on television by offering honest, passionate analysis and satirical commentary of the news. Politicians, network executives, and everyday Americans tune in four times a week and esteem his segments for their thoughtful monologues, sharp correspondents, and well-timed celebrity guests.

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