Christopher Connell

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You’ve invented the next big thing. How do you protect it?...

Think you invented the next big thing? Protect your idea and learn more about intellectual property (IP) and your rights.
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In Silicon Valley, bright ideas blossom into billion-dollar businesses

It's more than a place that rewards innovation and tolerates failure, where young entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have found success. It's a mindset.
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Learn from the pros how to sell your startup idea

Have a business idea but need funds? Join a webchat with entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman and Smyrna Capital's Oltac Unsal June 21 to get tips to win investors.
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This hip-hop, multiracial musical is smashing records and revolutionizing American views

The rap and hip-hop Broadway musical "Hamilton," about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. treasury secretary, won 11 Tony Awards.
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Welcome to the U.S. Now wait just a minute.

Thinking about traveling to the U.S.? You used to have to worry about long customs lines at the airport. Now, kiosks help you reach your destination faster.
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In health care, Goliaths look to startups for ideas

Pharmaceutical companies invest in startups in the search for new drugs because, according to an industry expert, “None of us is as smart as all of us.”
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NATO membership open for countries that share democratic, free-market values [video]

NATO membership has its benefits, like a general rise in GDP, but it requires a shared belief in democracy, a free economy and a unanimous vote.
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Diseases fly across borders, and these detectives go where the action...

Diseases don't have boundaries. When viruses like Zika, Ebola, MERS and SARS show themselves, these detectives head for the outbreak.
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U.S., Europe tackle health challenges together, with technology

New initiatives are bringing health-care professionals together to determine which data points are vital for overseas care while protecting patient privacy.