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Open Data 500 gives voice to companies using government data


Open Data 500 enables companies to provide feedback to government about which data sets are most useful. (Image: iStockphoto)

Federal agencies have been working toward a Nov. 1 deadline to unlock their data, as mandated by an executive order issued in May.

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Stand for Civil Society! President Obama to Host Forum at UN General Assembly

Tune in on Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at whitehouse.gov/live or youtube.com/whitehouse as President Obama hosts a High Level Event on Supporting Civil Society in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

Civil society representatives play a critical role -- voicing the views of citizens, holding governments accountable, and forging solutions that improve people’s lives.

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Dance review: Susan Marshall distills pop-rock experience in 'Play/Pause'

If Plato had ever pondered the ideal of pop music, "Play/Pause" might have been it. Susan Marshall's seductive, disturbing world-premiere sextet, stripped bare as her stage, mines the essence of a tradition that defines Western culture in our time. Who can forget the rock concert, the club show, the dance party that literally rocked their world?

Weekly Address: Congress Must Act Now to Pass a Budget and Raise the Debt Ceiling

In his weekly address, President Obama says the economy is making progress five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression, but to avoid another crisis, Congress must meet two deadlines in the coming weeks: pass a budget by the end of the month to keep the government open, and raise the debt ceiling so America can pay its bills. Congress should vote to do these now, so that we can keep creating new jobs and expanding opportunity for the middle class.

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'Grand Theft Auto V' sales pass $1 billion mark

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive Inc said on Friday.

Stronger Small Businesses For A Stronger Economy

I was joined yesterday by members of the Small Business Majority Network Council at the White House to discuss the President’s plans to grow the economy, support small businesses, and back the entrepreneurial spirit that makes America great.

Without question, it has been the resilience and creativity of American small business owners which has sparked and sustained our recovery from the worst economic crisis since the great depression.They have helped us achieve 40 straight months of job growth, and created the majority of the 7.2 million American jobs generated in that timeframe.

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