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January 31, 2012   |   Vol. 4, Issue 3
Angel Investors Play Big Role For Start-Ups
January 25, 2012 | Wall Street Journal
Angel investors—wealthy individuals who provide capital to start-ups with the potential for fast growth—are an increasingly important source of capital to early stage companies, including in Europe, one recent report says. The report by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development is among the first to gauge angel investing activity around the world.
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How to Succeed as an Angel Investor

For Newcomers in Silicon Valley, the Dream of Entrepreneurship Still Lives
January 26, 2012 | New York Times
High-tech migrants to Silicon Valley, in their 20s and fresh out of college, drawn by a surge in start-ups and investment money that in the last year and a half have created more jobs than companies can fill, and are eager to help shape the technology that infuses their lives.
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Atlanta Startups Seek Silicon Valley Cash

Clamor Grows to Rein in California Pension Benefits
January 28, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Gov. Jerry Brown pledges to cut spiraling costs, but key parts of his rollback plan apply mainly to future workers. Activists want quicker action. McGreevy shares some of the exaggerated payout im the his story below.
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The Yin and the Yang of Corporate Innovation
January 29, 2012 | New York Times
In the hunt for innovation, that elusive path to economic growth and corporate prosperity, try a little jazz as an inspirational metaphor. That’s the message that John Kao, an innovation adviser to corporations and governments was to deliver in a performance and talk on Saturday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Jazz, Mr. Kao says, demonstrates some of the tensions in innovation.
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We Can Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back
January 29, 2012 | Seattle Times
There's no inevitability about Asia maintaining dominance. America until very recently dominated high-tech manufacturing jobs but allowed them to slip away because of purblind policies. Most nominally American companies have sent their high-tech manufacturing overseas in recent years, further limiting the possibilities of economic mobility of hard-pressed Americans.
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Given the Ugly of Tech Manufacturing on Apple (and others), What's a Consumer to Do?

Greater Cleveland Manufacturers Testing New Strategies to Fight Skills Gap

MIT Sees Promise in American Manufacturing

In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

Waning Support for Wind and Solar

2012 Venture Outlook: Some Bright Spots and Some Gloom

New York’s Zelkova Ventures Tries an Evergreen Approach to Funding Startups

Venture Capitalists Are Gamblers, Not Vultures

Amid Attacks on Private Equity, Efforts to Study Its Value

Private Equity Industry in the Crosshairs

Innovate Without Mercy Is Lesson of RIM

Tale of Two States on Jobs, Venture Capital

Connecticut on Wrong Side of Venture Funding Curve

Start-ups Sprouting in Michigan

Creating Jobs: What Can a Governor Do?

Suddenly St. Louis Is a More Nurturing Place for Entrepreneurs

S.B.A. Readying Program to Invest in Start-Ups

Universities Have a Lot to Learn about Start-Ups

Obama's Nonprofit Higher Education Plan Signals Policy Shift

Iowa Warned: State May Lose Tech-Savvy Students

Gingrich Vows to Ban Embryonic Stem-Cell Research

Las Vegas Competes for New U.S. Patent Branch Office

Suit Claims Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Scheme

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