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Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM EST
One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 3:17 PM EST
Daniel Oldham, 23, is an entrepreneur and current engineering graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (NC A&T) State University, where he works at the Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Laboratory. Recently, Daniel started Bio-Adhesive Alliance—a company based on an innovative technology that transforms swine manure to create a glue adhesive that strengthens asphalt and received grants from National Science Foundation (NSF) to help get started.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 10:09 AM EST
On Wednesday, November 27th, President Obama will pardon the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey and once again the American people will decide which bird takes the title.
Posted byon November 12, 2013 at 4:35 PM EST
Ahead of his remarks at tomorrow’s White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama met today with a dozen tribal leaders to discuss job creation and economic development in tribal communities.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM EST
Jeff Tollefson serves as Executive Director of Genesys Works – Twin Cities, a non-profit organization helping economically disadvantaged high school students to enter and thrive in the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as professionals.
Posted byon September 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM EST
Fatima Said is being honored as a Champion of Change for working tirelessly to effectively integrate immigrants civically, linguistically, and socially into the fabric of their neighborhoods.
Posted byon September 4, 2013 at 4:56 PM EST
Last week marked a critical milestone for legally married same-sex couples nationwide. In a ruling that implemented the Supreme Court’s June decision invalidating a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, Treasury and the IRS announced that all legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes.
Posted byon August 14, 2013 at 11:23 AM EST
Steven Clift is being honored as a Champion of Change for his efforts in making government more transparent and accountable through technology.
Posted byon August 7, 2013 at 4:16 PM EST
President Obama sat down with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff to answer questions about housing from Americans all over the country.