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Posted byon November 25, 2014 at 7:10 PM EST
America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants – and that grows our economy.
Posted byon November 25, 2014 at 9:35 AM EST
Today’s upward revision affirms that economic growth in the third quarter was strong, consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing improvement in the labor market, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth.
Posted byon November 24, 2014 at 8:26 PM EST
As the Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the SBA, we were proud to represent the U.S. this week at the premier forum on entrepreneurship in the world: the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
Posted byon November 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM EST
Thanks to the SupplierPay initiative, companies are now committing to pay small businesses contractors faster.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM EST
It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage. He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST
The private sector has added 10.6 million jobs over 56 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record.
Posted byon November 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM EST
At Rhode Island College in Providence, President Obama delivered remarks on the importance of empowering women and girls in our economy. “When women succeed, America succeeds, and we need leaders who understand that,” he told the audience.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 6:07 PM EST
Today, the President visited Rhode Island College in Providence to continue his focus on our economy's progress and his vision for continuing to build on that foundation by expanding opportunity for women and working families. Here are six quotes you need to read.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 12:32 PM EST
On average, women who work full-time all year make $0.78 for every dollar a man earns. That gap is even larger for women of color.
Posted byon October 28, 2014 at 7:36 PM EST
The President created AMP -- a working group of 19 leaders in industry, academia, and labor -- in June 2011 as part of his continuing effort to maintain the competitive edge on emerging technologies and invest in the future of our manufacturing sector. We’ve come a long way since then, and the policies fueled by AMP’s recommendations have been a big contributor to that progress.