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Posted byon May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
The United States is producing more oil and natural gas; generating more electricity from renewables such as wind and solar; and consuming less petroleum while holding electricity consumption constant. These developments have had substantial economic and energy security benefits, and they are helping to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector and thereby tackle the challenge posed by climate change.
Posted byon May 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM EDT
As part of our commemoration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the U.S. Department of Labor has been sharing the latest data highlighting the status of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in our nation’s labor market.
Posted byon May 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM EDT
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
It was a busy week at the White House. This week, we got hyped for next week's White House Science Fair; the Bidens traveled to Romania and Cyprus; the President took an unexpected walk over to the Department of the Interior; a new National Monument was designated; and the President talked baseball and tourism in Cooperstown. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
What CEOs are Saying: The Business Community’s Take on President Obama's National Travel and Tourism StrategyPosted byon May 23, 2014 at 3:29 PM EDT
Two years ago, President Obama set an ambitious goal: that the United States would annually attract 100 million international visitors by 2021. Yesterday, from Cooperstown, New York, he announced that we are right on track.
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM EDT
A number of recent actions have helped American business and commerce — and the American workers who will benefit from more American-made goods sold across the world. But there’s more Congress can do to modernize our entire transportation system.
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT
This week, the President spoke on the importance of raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure, and bringing jobs and tourism back to America; invited the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks to the White House; and designated a new National Monument. The First Lady honored Brown v. Board of Education, and the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Romania and Cyprus.
Posted byon May 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM EDT
President Obama visits the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, to talk about the impact that travel and tourism have on our country.
Posted byon May 22, 2014 at 5:52 PM EDT
Three years ago, President Obama launched SelectUSA -– an initiative to encourage U.S. businesses to bring jobs back home, and to urge foreign companies to invest in America. The result: more than $18 billion of investments across 17 different states, resulting in new jobs for American workers, and growth for our nation's economy.
Posted byon May 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM EDT
For all of the progress women have made in the 20th century -- gaining the right to vote, becoming nearly half of the workforce, and increasing their education, there is still work to be done to remove barriers that limit us from making full use of our nation’s talent in the future.