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Patriot Act provisions expire


  • CNN

U.S. Senate debate on the Patriot Act went past the midnight deadline, ending certain data-collection abilities of the National Security Agency. These include the ability to get a roving wiretap for t… Read More

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MAPI data show sluggishness in tech trade, manufacturing


  • Manufacturing Business Technology


The U.S. trade deficit in the technology sector rose 30% year-over-year to reach $143 billion in the first quarter of 2015, MAPI said. This deficit represents the equivalent of 230,000 jobs lost in th… Read More