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  • Chinese Investment in the US Part 2
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    Chinese Investment in the U.S., Part 2

    Members of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) spoke with representatives from various industries about the impact of Chinese investment in areas such as…

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  • Hearing on Negative Consumer Reviews
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    Consumer Reviews

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony on legislation to prohibit “gag clauses” that allow businesses to pursue legal action against customers who post…

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  • Privacy and Location Stalking Apps
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    Location Privacy Protection

    Witnesses testified on legislation that would outlaw location tacking applications that secretly track the location of consumers' smartphones and other devices. Senator Al Franken’s…

    763 views
  • Manufacturing and Technology
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    Manufacturing and Technology

    Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of the topics they discussed were 3-D printing, the cost of developing new manufacturing technologies, and the measurement of…

    313 views
  • Federal Government Modernization
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    Federal Government Modernization

    The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of…

    359 views
  • US Manufacturing Industry
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    U.S. Manufacturing Industry

    Commerce Secretary John Bryson testified about the state of American manufacturing and the Obama administration’s plan to revive the industry.

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  • Internet Taxation
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    Internet Taxation

    Witnesses testified on taxing digital goods and services, focusing on legislation aimed at clarifying how states may levy taxes on products such as MP3 music files and other products…

    291 views
  • FCC Chair Genachowski Remarks
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    FCC Chair Genachowski Remarks

    Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke about proposals to encourage broadband Internet expansion in rural areas by redirecting federal subsidies for rural telephone service. He also answered…

    113 views
  • States Technology and the Economy
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    States, Technology, and the Economy

    Robert Atkinson talked about a recent report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) that highlights states' use of technology to improve their economies, and he…

    241 views
  • Lessons from International Infrastructure Projects
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    Lessons from International Infrastructure Projects

    Panelists spoke about repairing and improving infrastructure. The spoke about potential lessons learned from foreign infrastructure projects, innovation and investment in new technologies, funding…

    95 views
  • Highway and Transportation Infrastructure
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    Highway and Transportation Infrastructure

    Mr. Atkinson spoke about the Commission on Surface Transportation Infrastructure’s final recommendations for funding federal highway and transit needs, including funding of the Highway Trust…

    74 views
  • Telecommunications and Public Safety
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    Telecommunications and Public Safety

    Participants talked about technological advancements in public safety. Topics included federal funding and the implementation of new technologies. Participants also responded to questions…

    110 views
  • Broadband Internet Access
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    Broadband Internet Access

    The guests were interviewed about how the United States compares with the rest of the world in the number of Americans who have access to broadband Internet service. The issue has spurred some in Congress to…

    66 views
  • National Identification Cards
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    National Identification Cards

    Participants talked about the benefits and liabilities of instating a national identification card system. Among the issues they addressed were civil liberties and privacy concerns, ways in…

    132 views
  • Manufacturing Jobs in the US
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    Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.

    The panelists debated the decline of jobs in the manufacturing sector and whether there really is a manufacturing crisis. Topics included business subsidies, global economy, U.S. job losses…

    39 views
  • Traffic Congestion
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    Traffic Congestion

    Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Burwell talked about efforts to solve the problem of traffic congestion in the nation’s large metropolitan areas. Following prepared remarks, they responded to…

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  • The Future of Technology
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    The Future of Technology

    Participants talked about politics, information technology, and the impact of declining stock prices on the political clout of the technology industry. Following their remarks they answered…

    21 views
  • Leading in the New Economy
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    Leading in the New Economy

    Local public servants and business leaders gathered to debate and discuss the role of government in the new economy. They focused on the concept of urban renewal and heard from several…

    72 views
  • Trade and Technology Benefits for Working Americans
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    Trade and Technology Benefits for Working Americans

    Senator Bayh and others talked about the impacts of new technology on the economy and the workforce. Among the issues they addressed were the need for early science and technology…

    55 views
  • emIn Praise of Hard Industriesem
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    In Praise of Hard Industries

    The authors discussed their book, In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity, published by Houghton Mifflin. They questioned…

    80 views
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