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March 6, 2012   |   Vol. 4, Issue 8
The Future of Natural Gas
March 4, 2012 | The Advocate
If natural gas prices remain low but not too low, Louisiana will see tens of billions invested in petrochemical plants and LNG export terminals and also thousands of construction and permanent jobs that accompany them Experts believe shale formations will produce a natural gas supply so vast that the new demand from proposed projects can be met without gas prices returning to “the high, volatile levels” of a few years back,
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As Gas Prices Rise, Natural Gas Vehicles Get A Boost

Pace of Ocean Acidification Has No Parallel in 300 Million Years
March 3, 2012 | New York Times
A new scientific paper suggests that the ocean is acidifying at a rate that is many times faster than at any time in the past 300 million years. The change is occurring so rapidly that it raises “the possibility that we are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change,” said the paper, published this week in the journal Science.
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Monsanto Asks its Scientists if Global Warming Is Real

What's a Splunk? Part of the Next Wave of Start-Ups Going Public
March 2, 2012 | Wall Street Journal
I.P.O. Pipeline Is Filled With Enterprise Technology While the big Silicon Valley I.P.O.'s have lately been companies that focus on consumers, the next wave will be businesses that cater to business, like Splunk, Workday and Palo Alto Networks, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Have Institutional Investors Created an Unsustainable Incentive Bubble?
March 1, 2012 | peHUB
In the March edition of Harvard Business Review, Mihir Desai, a longtime finance professor at Harvard Business School, has written an article that’s as compelling as it is certain to spur acrimonious debate. Titled “The Incentive Bubble,” Desai’s piece examines the country’s rising income inequality and the kind of corporate governance failures that led to the financial collapse of 2008. Connie Loizos discusses the article with Desai:
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Don’t Bind Investment Incentives to Job Creation
February 29, 2012 | Bloomberg Business Week
Our elected officials often design policies to help entrepreneurs because they believe doing so will create jobs. One of their favorite approaches is to give investors incentives such as angel tax credits or capital gains tax exemptions, or by matching grants to finance startups. While it’s obvious that investors want to maximize return on investment—not job creation—policymakers often forget this.
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Where the Jobs Are, the Training May Not Be

Are Tax Breaks The Right Move For Manufacturing?

Apple’s Job Creation Data Spurs an Economic Debate

Shale Gas Boom Presents Dilemma for Ohioans

Baker Huges to Hire 700 in Massillon, Invest $64M to Serve Shale Gas Industry

An Eye on the Sky for Texas

Monsanto Asks its Scientists if Global Warming Is Real

Los Alamos Residents Brace for Layoffs at Lab

Valley Elites Come Out in Defense of IPOs

IPO Pipeline Full and Getting Fuller

Four Connecticut Firms Poised to Make IPO Leap

Fifth Third Aid Boosts Cincinnati Area Startups

VCs Pumped $280M into 35 Crowdsourcing Startups Last Year, New Report Says

Minnesota Science and Technology Authority Asks Legislature for $10M

Zappos Founder Dreams of Fixing World by Fixing Cities

For Impatient Web Users, an Eye Blink Is Just Too Long to Wait

Many Small-Business Owners Aren't Prepared for Retirement

Speed-Dating for Startups — Helping Coders and Entrepreneurs Find Each Other

Twitter, the Startup That Wouldn't Die

Florida Job-Development Agency's Record-Keeping, Oversight Questioned

Silicon Valley Tech Companies Struggle to Describe Themselves in Comprehensible Language

Angel 50% Investment Tax Credit Would Aid West Virginia Job Growth

To Pay New York Pension Fund, Cities Borrow From It First

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