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U.S. Chamber Announces Robust Effort to Advance U.S.-Turkey Economic Relationship

Image WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Turkey Business Initiative (USTBI) tonight welcomed Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu. Myron Brilliant, the Chamber’s executive vice president and head of International Affairs, joined Babacan and Hisarcıklıoğlu to celebrate the culmination of a three-day trip by a Turkish delegation to the U.S. spotlighting a renewed focus on the economic relationship between the two countries.
 

Social Security Announces New Online Services Available with A My Social Security Account

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Michael J. Astrue in 2010. AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is expanding the services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.  More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account.  Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online.

Turkey: Open for Business in Indian Country

Image By Gale Courey Toensing - Think of Turkey, the country, and what images come to mind? Turkish delight – that exquisite powdery sugar-covered, pistachio-stuffed confection. Golden Zildjian cymbals with the crisp, clear sound favored by jazz drummers and percussionists in orchestras. The Blue Mosque in Istanbul with its six delicate minarets. Sweet succulent dried apricots. Now there’s a cluster of other images for Turkey: World’s 16th largest economy and 16th largest manufacturer of cars and spare parts. A major world producer and exporter of steel, pasta, dried fruits and candy. A nation with a burgeoning tourism industry. A major donor of development aid to emerging economies. A potential investor and trading partner in Indian country.
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