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MIDDAY UPDATE: FCC and the census

Katharine Crnko Dec 21, 2010

The first figures from the U.S. Census are out today. Eve Troeh looks at how the census population numbers will affect how federal funding will be distributed.

This year, for the first time, online advertisers spent more on online advertisements than print ads. Though analysts have been predicting this event, it’s still a media milestone. Stacey Vanek Smith speaks to Andrew Frank about what this means for advertising.

Jeff Fulgham from General Electric Water & Process Technologies talks with Steve Chiotakis about a new program from GE that will help companies assess their water risk, why a program like this hasn’t been implemented before, and the economic impact it might have.

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