intellectual property

  • Ships sit offshore in the Singapore Strait in this aerial photograph taken above Singapore, on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Singapore's economy contracted more than analysts predicted last quarter, underscoring the weakening outlook for Asian nations amid sluggish global growth. The local dollar weakened to its lowest level in more than a month. Photographer: Darren Soh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    October 5, 2015  

    The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have struck the largest trade deal in a generation. The wide-ranging Trans-Pacific Partnership sets new rules for labor and environmental standards and reduces and phases out thousands of tariffs on American producers, among other provisions. But there’s substantial opposition to the accord. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

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    September 2, 2015  

    In the burgeoning days of the Internet, everything was free, says author Joshua Cohen. Or at least it felt free. And then he started writing for himself, learning the pride of making something and receiving the spark of recognition. In this NewsHour essay, he offers a reflection on the value of intellectual property and the evil of piracy. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012  

    Two of the largest telecom companies in the world are looking to expand to the U.S. market. But the House Intelligence Committee has charged that Huawei and ZTE have ties to the Chinese government and run a potential cyber-security risk, recommending their products and services should be avoided. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading