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    World Economic Forum

    Global food demand will double between now and 2050 as the world’s population reaches 9.2 billion. How can the increased demand for food be met in an economically and…

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    New Drivers of Development

    A panel discussion was held on the responsibility developed countries have to help developing countries. Discussion centered on problems in Africa. Topics included the importance…

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    American Competitiveness

    Bill Gates testified about the state of education in the U.S. and its impact on the ability of Americans to compete in the global economy. In his remarks he said that overhauls of the…

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    Philanthropic Gift

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates spoke to reporters about the gift of shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock valued at $30.7 billion that Warren Buffett pledged to the Bill…

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    Digital Future

    Participants talked about new technology designs and business innovation for a wide range of consumer and business products. They also addressed foundations for…

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    Redesigning the American High School

    Mr. Gates and others talked about high school education policy, preparing American students for dynamic challenges at universities and in the workplace, current and future academic…

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    The G-8 and Africa: Rhetoric or Action?

    Ms. Ockrent moderated a panel that talked about international development programs for the African Continent. Among the issues they addressed were measures to strengthen economies…

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    Cable Television and Digital Broadband Services

    Company executives talked about new cable television and digital broadband applications. Topics included the availability of high-definition television and increased digital broadband…

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    Microsoft Antitrust Case

    Mr. Gates and Mr. Ballmer spoke to reporters about an antitrust settlement reached with the Justice Department.

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    Microsoft Antitrust Appeal Ruling Reaction

    Mr. Gates and Mr. Raikes reacted to the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that overturned the lower court’s decision to break up Microsoft into smaller entities. They…

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    Microsoft Antitrust Ruling Reaction

    Microsoft officials reacted to the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Pinfield Jackson to break their company into two separate entities. Mr. Gates said the ruling an…

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    Technology and the New Economy, Day 1

    Technology industry leaders testified about how technology was changing the economy and how legislators should approach public policy and regulation of the industry. Among the issues…

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