The nation's entrepreneurial prowess may be the best hope to stem 9.7 percent unemployment. Companies from a laser-tech firm to a baby-sitting network are harnessing new ideas – and helping reinvent the economy.
It should boost R&D spending, improve the education system, and lure the brightest immigrants.
The stimulus bill has $6 billion to expand broadband access. But who can do it soonest vs. best?
A Senate hearing Wednesday will revisit the debate on the economy's best known measure.