• Three Key Ways to Drive Job Growth

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    Let's be honest: There is no silver-bullet solution that will immediately stimulate job creation. The signs are everywhere that the economy's growth will be slow: stagnant 9.5 percent unemployment, looming deficits and a sense among many Americans that the worst is far from over. The road ahead will require real leadership and collaboration from the public and private sectors, but recent signs of such [...]
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  • China's G-20 Opportunity

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    President Obama and other world leaders meet in Toronto for this weekend’s G-20 summit amid a challenging period for global markets. U.S. unemployment still hovers around 10 percent. Trade deficits are widening. While the success of the summit’s proceedings will be based on many factors, collaboration and agreement on top-of-mind economic issues rank among the most important. Nowhere is this more relevant [...]
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  • Persuading China

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    The recently completed U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) creates an opening to improve the role of China on the global stage that should not be wasted. Heading into the upcoming G-20 summit in Toronto, it's critical that public and private sector leaders immediately engage in a robust dialogue aimed at clearly defining the prioritized objectives for our nations' long-term strategic [...]
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  • Laying the Foundation for a High-tech, Pro-Growth Economy

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    Against the backdrop of stagnant unemployment and a market still struggling to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, it's hard to credit any one industry with delivering the momentum necessary to bring about sustained growth. However, as evidenced by recent earnings reports out of AMD, Apple, eBay, Google, IBM, and Intel -- and the ripple effect each has had across markets [...]
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  • Opinion: Tech industry needs to tell its story in Washington

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    At 30,000 feet, a recent in-flight viewing of the movie "Up in the Air" presented an applicable analogy to the challenges the high-tech community faces in Washington, D.C. Namely, once you get below 30,000 feet, things are not what they appear to be on the surface. This is particularly true of the debates taking place in Washington that too often ignore the true role and economic realities affecting [...]
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  • America's Broadband Revolution: Where We Go From Here

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    With the National Broadband Plan announced by the FCC this week, U.S. lawmakers now have an opportunity to do something that will truly and positively impact the lives and well-being of every American for decades to come. The fact is that broadband will help lead the way in new and emerging industries and create millions of jobs for generations of American workers. However, as a recent FCC survey shows, [...]
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  • Broadband in Every Home

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    With our nation's unemployment rate still stubbornly close to post-World War II highs, it's clear that government spending, tax policy tweaks and job programs alone will not create all the new jobs Americans need. Rather than hoping for an economic miracle, U.S. policymakers and corporate CEOs should take a page from our economic history and build the high-tech Internet infrastructure that could get [...]
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  • High-tech will help spur recovery

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    When the networking giant Cisco recently experienced a 23 percent jump in quarterly profit and 8 percent gain in revenue, John Chambers, the chairman and CEO, announced plans to hire as many as 3,000 workers — despite an economy struggling to recover from the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression. Last week, Intel announced a $3.5 billion initiative for investment in U.S.-based technology [...]
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  • Reaching for the Innovation Gold

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    Every two years, the eyes of the world are trained on the Olympics, with each participating nation hoping to take home the gold. Put simply, the games are an awe-inspiring event and, for me, a time of great national pride. This year, however, they are also a stark reminder of how America has lost sight of its competitive drive -- and edge -- when it comes to technology innovation. The race to innovate [...]
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  • State of the Union: Strong leadership needed for uncertain times

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    Investing and innovating with an eye toward benefiting from global markets will directly result in more dollars for jobs today and tomorrow. President Obama is unlikely to use these terms, but the state of our union is decidedly uncertain.  What we need most at this time of uncertainty and unease is the President’s strong leadership.  Fortunately, President Obama has the opportunity in his national [...]
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