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Congress Extends Payroll Tax Cut

The payroll tax cut will continue for at least two more months as Congress approved a temporary extension of the cut Friday, Reuters reported. Both the House and the Senate unanimously agreed to the measure by quick voice votes, according to C-SPAN. The payroll tax will remain at at 4.2 …

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GPS Group Wants FCC to Restrict LightSquared Spectrum

A group representing the GPS industry asked the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday to restrict the proposed LightSquared wireless network from using the upper band of its licensed spectrum. In a letter to the FCC, the Coalition to Save Our GPS asked the agency to prevent LightSquared from using frequencies near …

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House Panel Hears Concerns Over Proposed 4G Network

The proposed LightSquared network, a broadband wireless network integrated with satellite coverage, has raised concerns that it interferes with devices using the Global Positioning System. The House Science Committee held a public hearing Thursday to examine the issue, hearing testimony from officials from the Transportation Department, NASA and the National …

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Tom Ridge on Public Safety Net Inaction: ‘It’s Wrong’

Congress has failed first responders by not acting on legislation to establish a nationwide public safety network, Tom Ridge said Friday. The nation’s first Homeland Security Secretary told AOL Government it is unlikely anything will pass before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “It’s wrong. It’s really wrong for …

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FCC: Genachowski ‘Has No Intention to Leave Position’

President Barack Obama’s announcement this week of the appointment of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be U.S. ambassador to China kicked off a round of speculation as to who would take over Locke’s spot as the administration’s business and trade guru. Included among a roster of possible names from industry, …

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