Mid-day Update

PODCAST: The Commerce Dept. has the least popular booth at CES

David Brancaccio Jan 8, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: The Commerce Dept. has the least popular booth at CES

David Brancaccio Jan 8, 2014
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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today the Commerce Department is set to make an appearance. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will be promoting the department’s “Open for Business Agenda.” It’s focused on trade and investment, innovation, and data. But given all the hubbub with the NSA and surveillance issues, how warm of welcome will the government get?

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