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Business & Economics

Time To Close The Freedom Deficit

Carolina Journal Online, November 13, 2008 The Lincoln Tribune (NC), November 22,2008 Rocky Mount Telegram (CO), November 22, 2008 The Wilson Times (Wilson, NC), November 26, 2008 RALEIGH – Just in time for a worldwide economic crisis, there’s new evidence that North Carolina politicians have spent the past several years ...
Commentary

What does an Obama presidency mean for health care?

The Examiner (Washington, D.C.), November 13, 2008 One of the many challenges President-elect Barack Obama will face is healthcare reform. It was a centerpiece of his campaign, and the American people expect action. Healthcare reform proposals generally fall into two camps: Those that rely on government to expand access and ...
Business & Economics

States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus

Broadband Census, November 11, 2008 November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband nationwide. The states ...
Commentary

How Copenhagen is becoming like Houston

Just came across this article on urban development in Copenhagen, Denmark, and how many parallels there are to what we face in Houston, where a decentralized city makes transit increasingly impractical. Excerpts: In all the 37 years I have been traveling to and living in Copenhagen, it has always struck ...
Commentary

Health IT Initiatives Less Likely To Be Hijacked, Officials Say

This is a cautionary tale. The morals of the story may not apply to health IT applications the same way they do to other parts of the information technology world, according to some industry experts. Others say they do, indirectly. Either way, the saga of how a network administrator held ...
Business & Economics

Political Gain and Net Neutrality

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) came under fire for making a ruling that many consider outside its authority. Without levying a fine, it charged that Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSK) violated federal policy when it interfered with a file-sharing application used by consumers. This new plot twist in the Net ...
Commentary

HHS Devises Another Strategy for Health Information Technology

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has released a plan to “coordinate the federal government’s health IT efforts, which seek to achieve nationwide implementation of an interoperable health IT infrastructure throughout both the public ...
Climate Change

Environmentalists Oppose New CO2 Scrubber Idea

Environment and Climate News, August 1, 2008 Live Journal, July 23, 2008 Greenie Watch, August 26, 2008 Scientists at Columbia University are developing a carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber device that removes one ton of CO2 from the air every day. While some see the scrubber as an efficient and economical ...
Business & Economics

The Best States For Business

Twelve years ago, the world watched as Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. It was a transformative moment for the city and the state. “The Olympics put Georgia on the map internationally,” says Kenneth Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department ...
Business & Economics

Increasing Liability Risks Threaten Growth and Trouble Boards

A study conducted by Lloyds, a London based insurance market, reveals that board members are increasingly concerned about the increasing number of corporate litigation cases facing the boards and the escalating cost in mitigating such risks. “Among the companies surveyed, almost seven in ten have faced lawsuits in the past ...
Business & Economics

Time To Close The Freedom Deficit

Carolina Journal Online, November 13, 2008 The Lincoln Tribune (NC), November 22,2008 Rocky Mount Telegram (CO), November 22, 2008 The Wilson Times (Wilson, NC), November 26, 2008 RALEIGH – Just in time for a worldwide economic crisis, there’s new evidence that North Carolina politicians have spent the past several years ...
Commentary

What does an Obama presidency mean for health care?

The Examiner (Washington, D.C.), November 13, 2008 One of the many challenges President-elect Barack Obama will face is healthcare reform. It was a centerpiece of his campaign, and the American people expect action. Healthcare reform proposals generally fall into two camps: Those that rely on government to expand access and ...
Business & Economics

States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus

Broadband Census, November 11, 2008 November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband nationwide. The states ...
Commentary

How Copenhagen is becoming like Houston

Just came across this article on urban development in Copenhagen, Denmark, and how many parallels there are to what we face in Houston, where a decentralized city makes transit increasingly impractical. Excerpts: In all the 37 years I have been traveling to and living in Copenhagen, it has always struck ...
Commentary

Health IT Initiatives Less Likely To Be Hijacked, Officials Say

This is a cautionary tale. The morals of the story may not apply to health IT applications the same way they do to other parts of the information technology world, according to some industry experts. Others say they do, indirectly. Either way, the saga of how a network administrator held ...
Business & Economics

Political Gain and Net Neutrality

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) came under fire for making a ruling that many consider outside its authority. Without levying a fine, it charged that Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSK) violated federal policy when it interfered with a file-sharing application used by consumers. This new plot twist in the Net ...
Commentary

HHS Devises Another Strategy for Health Information Technology

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has released a plan to “coordinate the federal government’s health IT efforts, which seek to achieve nationwide implementation of an interoperable health IT infrastructure throughout both the public ...
Climate Change

Environmentalists Oppose New CO2 Scrubber Idea

Environment and Climate News, August 1, 2008 Live Journal, July 23, 2008 Greenie Watch, August 26, 2008 Scientists at Columbia University are developing a carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber device that removes one ton of CO2 from the air every day. While some see the scrubber as an efficient and economical ...
Business & Economics

The Best States For Business

Twelve years ago, the world watched as Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. It was a transformative moment for the city and the state. “The Olympics put Georgia on the map internationally,” says Kenneth Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department ...
Business & Economics

Increasing Liability Risks Threaten Growth and Trouble Boards

A study conducted by Lloyds, a London based insurance market, reveals that board members are increasingly concerned about the increasing number of corporate litigation cases facing the boards and the escalating cost in mitigating such risks. “Among the companies surveyed, almost seven in ten have faced lawsuits in the past ...
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