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March 20, 2012   |   Vol. 4, Issue 10
Higher Education Funds Begin Slow Recovery
March 18, 2012 | Stateline
When Iowa Governor Terry Branstad stumped recently for increased higher education funding to keep down tuition, he was doing so in direct opposition to fellow-Republican legislators who control the state House of Representatives. It didn’t worry him. “The state of Iowa has a responsibility to shoulder part of the investment burden,” Branstad said of higher education.
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State and Local Spending on Higher Education Reached a New 25-Year Low in 2011

States Ramping Up Investment in Start-ups
March 19, 2012 | Capital Business
Officials in Maryland and Virginia are increasingly taking on the role of a financial investor in their economic development efforts, deploying millions in taxpayer dollars to up-and-coming companies that they hope will create jobs. It’s a strategy that is both full of potential and fraught with risk.
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Senate Seeks to Toughen a Bill Aimed at Start-Ups

Biotech Program Aims to Build Phoenix Workforce
March 18, 2012 | Arizona Republic
When Stephanie Schumaker graduates, she will join a field with booming potential, an industry Arizona has nurtured for more than 10 years. The effort lured local companies like the Mayo Clinic, the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Science Foundation Arizona.
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The New Law That Will Turn the Start-Up World Upside Down: Crowdfunding
March 16, 2012 | All Things Considered
Remember that special moment when we all realized that the Web was going to remake yard sales and auctions, but we didn’t know yet who was going to win? (And then eBay left the rest in the dust?) Such a moment has come again, and with a choice prize: Investing in start-ups.
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New Climate Models May Change Evolutionary Theory
March 16, 2012 | Natural History Museum
According to a paper published in Science, models of how animal and plant distributions are affected by climate change may also explain aspects of human evolution. The approach takes existing knowledge of the geographical spread of other species through the warming and cooling of the ice ages to provide a model that can be applied to human origins.
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Climate Change Skepticism Stems from Recession

Alaska's Largest City Eyes Snow Record

From DARPA to Google, the Search for Sources of Innovation
March 16, 2012 | Chrisian Science Monitor
Regina Dugan, the head of the Pentagon's research arm, is going to Google. What her move means in the global race for innovation.
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Creative Industry Has a Place in Business

Princeton Venture Capital Firm and Russians Collaborate on Life Sciences

Manning to Drive Denver's Economy as Prestige Lifts Sales, City's Profile

Colorado's Immigrant Farmhands Tied Up in Red Tape

SEC Probes Trading in pre-IPO Tech Shares

Silicon Valley Exec Offers His Los Gatos Home for pre-IPO Facebook Shares

A Start-Up Ecosystem Forms in Chicago

Annual Kauffman Study Shows New Business Startups Declined in 2011,

Kentucky Angel Investment Tax Incentive Not Likely This Year

Angel Investors on the Rise in Wisconsin

With No Shortage of Angels, a Question: Where Are the Women?

Should Angel Investors Get Tax Credits to Invest in Small Businesses?

Merck to Create Institute, Hire 150 in La Jolla

California Firm that Got Arizona Incentives Now Being Sued

The LA Tech Scene Finally Moves Out of its Parents’ Basement

Florida Legislature Shifts Economic Development Powers to Governor

Are Ohio's Tax Breaks Valid?

Kasich's Rewrites Ohio Energy Policy Starting with Natural Gas and Oil

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Working to Streamline Processes

Greenland's Ice Sheet: Climate Change Outlook Gets a Little More Dire

Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

Texas Farmers Battle Ogallala Pumping Limits

As Climate Changes, Louisiana Seeks to Lift a Highway

Purdue Team Races to 'Ink' Solar Cells

Untouchable Pensions May Be Tested in California

Jumpstarting University Technology Innovation Ecosystems

‘What Happened to Manufacturing?’ An Upcoming Report

Technical College System Working to Link State Funds to Student Jobs

Double Fine Raises $3.25M on Kickstarter for New Game

Durham Venture Capital Investment Firm Launches Third Fund

San Diego Startup Opens Doors to Genome Databases

Minnesota Colleges Seek Ways to Give Students Skills for Emerging Industries

MBA Falling Out of Favor?

When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized

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