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A Look Back at Innovation Daily Dec. 14-20

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: How Many Billionaires Does It Take to Push Economic Recovery? (Entrepreneurship.org)...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 20, 2010
Category:  General 
Impact of Tax Bill on Entrepreneurship? Talk to Chuck

After a lot of speculation that the House would fight the tax bill hammered out by the Senate and White House, it passed last week and was signed by President Obama. The $858 billion bill extends Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers, as well as 13 months of extended benefits to the unemployed and a 2% reduction of the Social Security payroll tax. It also continues the 15 percent top rate for capital gains and dividends through 2012 and enables businesses to write off 100 percent of capital purchases in 2011 and 50 percent in 2012.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 20, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Roundtables on Entrepreneurship Education Continue

Looking ahead to 2011, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) at Stanford University continues its series of Roundtables on Entrepreneurship Education (REE) for universities worldwide. The 2011 roundtables mark the tenth year for the program -- and its first appearance in the Middle East, hosted by the Higher Colleges for Technology in the United Arab Emirates.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 20, 2010
Category:  Education 
Spurring Indigenous Entrepreneurial Growth in Pakistan

As the Defense Department’s public review last Thursday of its war strategy in Afghanistan points to a slow troop withdrawal in 2011, efforts to better understand how to spur growth after such conflicts are speeding into top gear. A new cadre of economists, military leaders and other specialists are writing a long-needed canon to guide how to re-build economies during their transition from war to peace using indigenous entrepreneurship. Expeditionary Economics (ExpECON), as the field is now known, is informing large questions of national security strategy, positioning economic growth as a more important component of the formula for strategic success. While I defer to these experts in assessing the entrepreneurial health of current war-torn economies, I thought it timely to take a look at some of the neighbors engaged in their conflicts.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on December 20, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Dec. 20)

There are no relevant Congressional hearings or meetings currently scheduled for the week ahead in Washington.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 20, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
So How Did They Do?

Last spring I profiled several entrepreneurs who were running for office. So now that the midterm elections are behind us and all the races have been decided, how did our entrepreneurs do?

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Posted by: Cameron Cushman
on December 17, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Digesting DC 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily Dec. 07-13

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: The 10 States Where Income and Quality of Life are Soaring (Business Insider)...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 13, 2010
Category:  General 
A Tax Code for Job Creators and Growth

Today and tomorrow the Senate will vote on President Obama’s announced deal to extend for two years all of the tax cuts, both those from the Bush years and those for low-income workers from last year’s stimulus package. Under this proposal, recently expired benefits for the long-term unemployed would also be extended for another 13 months. In addition, the agreement would cut payroll taxes for one-year. What does all this mean for entrepreneurs?

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on December 13, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty  Tax Code 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Dec. 13)

There are no relevant Congressional hearings or meetings scheduled for the week ahead in Washington.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 13, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Graves to Chair House Small Business Committee

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), who had served as the ranking minority member of the House Small Business Committee, will assume the chairmanship when Republicans formally take control of the House in January. Graves released the following statement after being selected by his colleagues:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 09, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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