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    Communicators with Fred Vogelstein

    Fred Vogelstein talked by remote video from San Francisco about his book, Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, in which he traces the origins of two of the…

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    Arne Sorenson Remarks

    Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson talked about the U.S. economy, tax reform, hotel industry trends, immigration reform, and his company’s new business…

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    Good Humor vs. Popsicle

    New advances in refrigeration made sweet treats like ice cream widely available in the early twentieth century. Two of the first companies to develop frozen desserts like ice cream…

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    Book Discussion on Randhurst

    Gregory Peerbolte talked about his book Randhurst: Suburban Chicago’s Grandest Shopping Center. He was interviewed by the crew of the C-SPAN Digital Bus. The date and location are…

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    Birth of the Las Vegas Strip

    David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research, teaches a class at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’s Honors College on the History of Gambling in America. The…

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    Book Discussion on Onward

    Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks, recounts his return to a leadership position in the company in 2008 after an eight year absence…

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    Book Discussion on Appetite for America

    Stephen Fried, adjunct journalism professor at Columbia University Graduate School, recounts the life of Fred Harvey, one of the earliest innovators of the American hospitality…

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    Chick-fil-A Franchise Business

    Chick-fil-A, Inc. founder, chairman, and president Truett Cathy and his son, Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy, spoke about the success and continued growth…

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    Supreme Court Securities Fraud Case

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    Rural Telecommunications

    Senator Conrad Burns, who serves on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, was interviewed about telecommunications issues. He discussed rural telecommunications…

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    Water Infrastructure Projects

    The Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on financing water infrastructure projects. They focused on the…

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    Wal-Mart Operations

    Mr. Hoch talked about Wal-Mart’s business model, its impact on the U.S. market, and the state of competition in the retail industry. He responded to telephone calls, faxes,…

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    Wal-Mart Operations

    Ms. Grant talks about Wal-Mart’s growth in the retail industry, labor practices, dependence on foreign goods and the company’s worldwide image. She responded to…

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    Telecommunications Mergers

    The heads of four major telecommunications companies testified about the unexpected changes in their industry since the Telecommunication Act was passed. Topics included competition,…

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    IRS Tip Income Enforcement

    Witnesses testified regarding Internal Revenue Service efforts to collect taxes on tip income. Among the topics addressed were the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment program, the…

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    Water Supply Infrastructure

    Representatives of the nation’s mayors and water supply officials outlined the growing water infrastructure needs facing the nation’s large, small, and rural…

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    Credit Counseling Agencies

    Mr. Winston talked about credit counseling agencies. He warned that some credit counseling agencies were charging high and often hidden fees or rates for debt management services…

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    Future of the Telecommunications Industry

    Governors and guests discussed the future of the telecommunications industry. Governor Henry chaired the meeting. Among the specific issues addressed were the role of states in…

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    Funeral Service Practices

    After an introduction by Ms. Pache, Mr. Spence talked about the National Funeral Directors Association, focusing on trends in the industry and a new enforceable professional code…

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    International Trade Issues

    Analysts talked about what to expect in the current round of trade talks in Dohar, Qatar, focusing on the state of international trade in service sectors. They also answered audience…

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