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The Obama Administration unveiled additional details recently of its FY 2015 budget request, which includes $25 million for a Regional Innovation Strategies Program that will continue coordinated interagency competitions.
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week.
Congress gets back into full swing this week with a collection of committee hearings on Capitol Hill. The House Small Business Committee has a couple of hearings of interest -- first reviewing the proposed SBA budget for 2015 and then exploring the negative impact occupational licensing has on entrepreneurship and jobs. Other topics covered include: a possible end to the Fed's quantitative easing program, the proposed 2015 budget request for science agencies, bankruptcy reform, cyber security, the international financial system, quantitative easing and improving access to power throughout Africa.
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on Dell's switch from public to private, inequalities brought about by entrepreneurship, the rise of entrepreneurial activity among those over the age of 50, thoughts on the accelerator bubble and serial entrepreneurs.
Both houses of Congress are in recess, back in their home states for a one-week work period. Members are slated to return to Washington next Monday, March 24.
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on government support for tech-based innovation and entrepreneurs, patent trolls, the creative economy and a push for stronger patent rights for university faculty.
Last week, President Obama's FY 2015 budget was a key focal point of congressional hearings on Capitol Hill. This week, the focus continues as Congressman Paul Ryan and the House Budget Committee take a look at the President's FY 2015 Revenue and Economic Policy Proposals and the Joint Economic Committee reviews The Economic Report of the President 2014. In non-budget related hearings, the House Judiciary Commitee explores alternative solutions to an internet sales tax and the House Small Business Committee explores the rise of 3D printing and the opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: an upswing in small business manufacturing, innovative ideas to expand the middle class, modernizing the Freedom of Information Act and more.
With 34.5% of businesses in the city owned by a woman, Washington, DC, is at the top of the list of U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. A new ranking by NerdWallet, a free tool to help consumers make decisions about their money, puts the nation's capital ahead of entrepreneurial meccas like San Francisco and Seattle.
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