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May 20, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 20
Entrepreneurial Spirit Sags as Business Startups Hit 30-year Low
May 19, 2014 | Kansas City Star
Where has America’s entrepreneurial mojo gone? Startups of new businesses, which are historically the key source of new jobs, are at their lowest point in 30 years. They’re occurring so sparingly that U.S. businesses are now dying faster than they’re being born. The news is “shockingly bad” and “starting to look like a death spiral,” political blogger and small business advocate Jean Card says.
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Pittsburgh's Economy Gains from High-skilled Immigrants
May 18, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Pittsburgh is known as a city of immigrants, but that's usually a reference to the late 1800s and early 1900s, when hundreds of thousands of workers and their families flooded into the region from eastern and southern Europe. Much less well known is the influx that Pittsburgh has experienced over the past 40 years. That wave of newcomers has been dominated by highly educated immigrants from east and south Asia.
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Innovation, American Entrepreneurs and the New Job Agenda
May 14, 2014 | Forbes
American ingenuity, the stuff of lore and legend. It’s what drives global economy. We literally bank on the next disruptive entrepreneur — and innovative new technology — to completely redefine or create new industries. It’s what America does really well, our goose that continues to lay golden eggs. And yet, maybe not. The truth is that America’s startup engine is sputtering.
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Harvard Goes All In for Online Courses
May 18, 2014 | Boston Globe
Quietly, Harvard has built what amounts to an in-house production company to create massive open online courses, or MOOCs, high-end classes that some prestigious universities are offering for free to anyone in the world, generally without formal academic credit. Contrary to the popular image of online classes consisting largely of video from a camera planted at the back of the lecture hall, Harvard is increasingly using mini-documentaries, animation, and interactive software tools to offer a far richer product.
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Can MOOCs and Universities Co-Exist?

Some States Sidestepping JOBS Act’s Burdensome Crowdfunding Rules
May 16, 2014 | Cropwdfund Insider
The May 1st Wall Street Journal article, entitled “Frustration Rises Over Crowdfunding Rules,” describes efforts in the U.S. Congress to amend the JOBS Act even before the Federal CF Exemption takes effect. However, many states have found a way to go ahead with crowdfunding without the delay and burdens involved with the Federal CF Exemption. They have done so by adopting their own intrastate crowdfunding exemptions, often citing job creation as the goal.
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Miami Concerned Proposed Internet Access Rules Could Hurt Tech Community

'Economic Gardening' to Cultivate Job Growth

H-1B visa Shortage a Serious Impediment to Local Hiring

Women Starting Small Businesses at a Torrid Pace

Foreign Startups And Tech Investors Are Looking For A Home In The U.S.

State Governments Look to Entrepreneurs for Creativity, Efficiency

Despite Little Revenue Pinterest Now Valued at $5 Billion

Austin Tech Employers Promise to Add Jobs, Investments for Tax Breaks

Tech Firms' Cash Piles Cool Fears of a Meltdown

Andreessen Horowitz Bets on a Government Software Start-Up

In California, Climate Issues Moved to Fore by Governor

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How Student Debt May Be Stunting the Economy

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SBA Launches New Accelerator Competition Despite Congress’ Objection

ABC's 'Nashville' Accepts $8M Incentive Package

Rivals Pounce on Overblown Ad Claims

FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Traffic Rules

Attracting Venture Capital By Not Abusing Immigrants

'Cincy in NYC' Pays Early Dividends

How Athletes Are Becoming Entreprenuers

U of H’s Quoz Capital Will Channel Foreign Investment into Startups

Bitcoin Foundation Hit by Resignations over New Director

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