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Economic Bloggers Forecast Weak Growth and High Deficits

Optimism is out; pessimism is in among the country's top economics bloggers as they look to 2012 and beyond— particularly regarding jobs. A new Kauffman Foundation survey released last week shows that only 50 percent of respondents to its ongoing series of anticipate employment growth, a decrease of 20 percent from second quarter.

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Anonymous
on August 01, 2011
CFPB Open for Business

Last week, the likely impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on new and small businesses came under scrutiny by members of the subcommittee of Investigations, Oversight and Regulations of the House Committee on Small Business.

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Mark Marich
on August 01, 2011
Syrian Quest for Freedom

As I read this morning’s news about Syrian security forces renewing attacks on the city of Hama, I become even more committed to finding stories of Syrians looking beyond the divides of politics, class and religion, who can help shape the fate of the country and its four-months-long revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on August 01, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy

A handful of hearings are scheduled for the week ahead, including: the House Committee on Small Business looking at how industry-led portable skills certification programs are meeting the workforce needs of new and small firms; and, the House Committee on Financial Services reviewing legislative proposals to reform the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Mark Marich
on August 01, 2011
Is Indonesia the Next Brazil?

It has been a big week for entrepreneurship in Indonesia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Bali on July 21 to take part in an ASEAN Regional Entrepreneurship Summit (RES) held by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia and the Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI). The theme of the 3-day RES was: “Emerging Entrepreneurs: The Next Big Chapter.”

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 25, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy (July 25 - July 31)

There are a number of hearings of interest on Capitol Hill this week

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 25 - 31)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
Startup Act Proposal Looks to Jump-Start Economy

On the heels of the recent dismal unemployment report and data showing that new firms are growing slower and staying smaller, the Kauffman Foundation presented a collection of broad policy recommendations last week at the National Press Club in Washington.

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
Entrepreneurship & Nation-Building

According to a new paper on ‘expeditionary economics’ by the Kauffman Foundation, the United States should establish a new school of military government focused on creating a scalable cadre of nation-building experts.

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
EDA Seeking Comment on Economic Visioning Challenge

The Economic Development Administration is taking a crack at seeding the creation of innovation ecosystems through a new "X Prize-style" competition that challenges multi-disciplinary teams of experts to develop economic and land use proposals for their city.

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011

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