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    The Industries of the Future

    Innovation analyst Alec Ross talked about his book The Industries of the future, in which he describes the industries of the future, many of them linked to technology, such as robotics,…

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    Public Investment Project Selection

    Four economic researchers talked about the best ways to spend public investment dollars on transportation, water, and education infrastructure projects. They discussed which projects should…

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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall presented his agency’s budget and economic outlook report. He was questioned by members on a wide range of issues relating to economic growth…

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    Rigged

    Dean Baker talked about his book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer, in which he argues that government policies, not…

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    The First Tycoon

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf; April 21, 2009). In his book Mr. Stiles recounts the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was central in the…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on her semiannual report on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the…

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    Whistleblower Protections

    Elizabeth Hempowicz of the Project on Government Oversight discussed the rights of and current protections afforded to whistleblowers.

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    Treasury Secretary Swearing-in Ceremony

    President Donald Trump spoke at the swearing-in ceremony of Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary, which was conducted by Vice President Pence. Secretary Mnuchin then made remarks.

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    President Trump Remarks at Boeing Company Facility

    President Trump traveled to Boeing’s South Carolina facility to deliver remarks at the unveiling of the 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft. President Trump’s remarks in North Charleston focused on…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing about the deployment status of self-driving cars. Auto industry officials explained…

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    2016 National Competitiveness Forum, Morning Session, Part 1

    The U.S. Council on Competitiveness held the day-long 2016 National Competitiveness Forum on U.S. competitiveness at home and abroad with chief executive officers from major companies, academics,…

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    Dam Safety

    Mark Ogden, project manager with the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, discusses the nation’s aging dam system and the state of the country’s 4,000 dams in the wake of this week’s…

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    President Trump News Conference

    President Trump held a news conference to announce Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee following Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw from the process. Before taking questions, the president spoke at length about topics such as…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    At the top of his weekly press conference, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said congressional Republicans would introduce repeal and replace legislation for the Affordable Care Act after the…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    The Atlantic's Russell Berman spoke by phone about Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination to be labor secretary.

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    Senators Enzi and Nelson on Office of Management and Budget Director Nominee

    Following the vote to advance the nomination of Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to be director of the Office of Management and Budget, Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Bill Nelson (D-FL)…

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    Senator McCain on White House Budget Director Nominee

    Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor about his opposition to Representative Mick Mulvaney’s (R-SC) nomination to be White House budget director. Among…

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    Federal Workforce

    Federal managers that included the national presidents of the American Federation of Government Employees and the Federal Managers Associations testified at a hearing on ideas for improving the…

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    Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance

    Steven Nelson talked by video from Capitol Hill about three House resolutions to overturn Obama administration Labor Department regulation limiting drug testing for recipients of…

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    Senior Citizens and Financial Fraud

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to examine the inancial scams targeting senior citizens involving purported sweepstakes winnings, robocalls to maximize the number of potential victims and…

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