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From dreamer to doer, how digital learning boosts the entrepreneurial mindset

/   Anant Agarwal, The Huffington Post

Because of the Mark Zuckerberg and Drew Houston archetypes we’ve all come to know and admire, millennials are often thought of as the generation of entrepreneurs. But, you’d be surprised to hear that millennials as a whole are, in fact, more risk-averse than previous generations. The Kauffman Foundation’s latest study of entrepreneurship found that the…

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Maloney Recognizes Bipartisan Agreement at JEC Hearing on Economic Opportunity

/   Staff, Queens Gazette

Following a Joint Economic Committee Hearing examining “The Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States,” Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D–Queens/Manh.) House Ranking Member on the committee, released the following statement: “Today’s hearing made it clear that despite all the division and rancor that sometimes seems to paralyze us here in Washington, there is…

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Tiberi, Paulsen examine issues surrounding uneven economic recovery during hearing

/   Staff, The Ripon Advance

The economy has not surged back from the recession, and a drawn-out recovery and meager growth rate have exacerbated the country’s many challenges, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) said on Wednesday during a Joint Economic Committee (JEC) hearing. Tiberi, the chairman of the JEC, convened the hearing to focus on the decline of economic opportunity…

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Medina targets city’s political elites and ‘Pay to Play’ system

/   John MacCormack, San Antonio News-Express

In a story on Sunday’s page A1, the San Antonio Express-News contrasted mayoral candidate Manuel Medina’s claim that San Antonio is the most economically segregated city in America with a 2015 report by The Martin Prosperity Institute of the University of Toronto that ranked San Antonio sixth among all cities with the problem, and third…

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Rob Portman reaches out to Donald Trump on opioid crisis: Ohio Politics Roundup

/   Mary Kilpatrick,

Economic recovery: U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican who’s considering running for U.S. Senate, wants to better understand Ohio’s uneven economic recovery, the Dispatch’s Wehrman writes. “Tiberi wondered why some parts of the state have recovered, drawing in new business and seeing its unemployment rate drop, while other parts have struggled. Appalachia, for example, continues to be…

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Congress Examines the Irregularly Tepid Economic Recovery

/   Staff, ValueWalk

A congressional committee held a hearing Wednesday to examine why the economic recovery has been so slow, with many still struggling nearly a decade later. The recession was sparked by the subprime mortgage and the financial crisis of 2007. It was followed by an incredibly slow recovery. The economy has strengthened over the last year,…

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