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Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom – US Drops to 17th for 2017

The U.S. currently ranks a disappointing 17th on the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. That’s down from 6th when President Obama took office in 2009. The Heritage Foundation has been publishing this index since 1995. Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals

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US Department of Commerce Paper – Approach for Advancing Growth of Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) – in which connected devices are proliferating at an unprecedented rate – is a technological development that is transforming the way we live and do business. IoT continues the decades-long trend of increasing connectivity among devices and the Internet, bringing online everything from refrigerators to automobiles to factory inventory systems. At the same time, IoT

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2016 Q3)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) presents the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, they have compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved in Q3 2016, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. In addition, they provide

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Digital Globalization and the New Era of Global Flows – McKinsey Global Institute

Digital Globalization: The New Era of Global Flows – McKinsey Global Institute Remarkably, digital flows, which were practically nonexistent just 15 years ago, now exert a larger impact on GDP growth than the centuries-old trade in goods, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, Digital globalization: The new era of global flows. And although this shift makes it

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US Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001 – Bloomberg News

U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001 – Bloomberg News Consumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at any time in the last 13 years, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. “The post-election surge in optimism for the economy,

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Honda And Google Talk About Self-Driving Technology

Honda And Google Talk About Self-Driving Technology Google wants to develop the brains behind self-driving technology, and work with established automakers rather than build the cars. http://world.honda.com/news/2016/c161222aeng.html Economic Conditions Snapshot December 2016 – McKinsey Global In the face of political transitions and concerns over trade, executives expect improvements at home and a stable global economy, with some regional divergences. http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/economic-conditions-snapshot-december-2016-mckinsey-global-survey-results

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University of Colorado Boulder – Graduate Tandean Rustandy Donates $6 Million to Global Entrepreneurship Program

The CEO of one of the largest companies in Indonesia is giving $6 million to the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Tandean Rustandy, CEO of ceramic tile manufacturer PT Arwana Citramulia Tbkis of Jakarta, is a 1987 graduate of the Leeds School, according to the university. Rustandy’s gift will be split with $3.1 million establishing

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McGraw-Hill Education – John Robert Gregg Award in Business Education (2016)

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McGraw-Hill Education is proud to sponsor the 2016 John Robert Gregg Award in Business Education, the most prestigious award in business education for over sixty years. This award encourages and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of business education. In order to recognize the valued contributions made to the development and advancement of business education, we need your participation. Please

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Carlos Pereira Creator of Livox – Wins Social Entrepreneur Award in Brazil (2016)

Carlos Pereira, the creator of Livox, was the winner of the 12th Edition of the Social Entrepreneur Award 2016. The competition is the largest of its kind in Latin American, and is a partnership between Folha and the Schwab Foundation, a sister entity to the World Economic Forum. Livox is an application that allows for communication by people with deficiencies

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