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  • January 8, 2011 02:06 PM UTC by Liz Claman

    FBN Exclusive: Qualcomm's CEO on his newest $3B acquisition

    Semiconductor chip heavy-weight Qualcomm [QCOM] is already huge in smart-phone business, but these microprocessor guys… they always want more.  Nothing wrong with that in the free market, but Qualcomm’s latest move is a big one.  In what is easily one of the company’s largest acquisitions in history, it dropped $3.1 billion dollars this week on Atheros [ATHR], the WiFi chipmaker.

    In a Fox Business exclusive, live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs finally speaking out publicly about landing Atheros, telling me exactly how he wants to integrate Atheros’ strengths into Qualcomm’s 3G muscle. 

    But once we got through that part of it, I want you to listen to Jacob’s thoughts on how the U.S. needs to hold onto its innovative strength.  It involves his thoughts on immigration and what he says makes this country great.  It’s an important interview and you’ll only hear it on Fox Business, your front stage seat to CES.


    Farm groups show support for checkoff programs.

    Southeast Farm Press (Online Exclusive) December 16, 2011 Byline: From the American Soybean Association In an attempt to address the fallout to all checkoff programs from the unfair and erroneous characterization of a proposed Christmas tree research and promotion program as a “Christmas tree tax,” the American Soybean Association (ASA) and 19 other agricultural groups that represent producers who also participate in checkoff programs have sent a letter to Congress and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack reiterating their support for these programs. see here christmas tree tax

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has indefinitely pulled the Christmas tree growersa proposal for the creation of an industry-funded 15-cents-per-tree research and promotion program, which was sought by growers of more than 500 trees a year, after a blog post calling it the “Christmas Tree Tax” spread quickly throughout the Internet and into mainstream newspapers and television news outlets. this web site christmas tree tax

    Meanwhile, Sen. Jim DeMint(R-S.C.) introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water appropriations bill to terminate all research and promotion programs, and legislation to prohibit the Christmas tree checkoff also has been proposed in the House.

    “Recent distorted media attacks and ill-conceived legislative proposals ignore how these programs are established and approved in referenda by producers who fund the programs with their own money,” the letter states.

    “With oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, producers have taken it upon themselves to fund over $905 million of research, promotion and consumer education programs annually through checkoff activities at no cost to the federal government.

    “In these austere budgetary times, our producers should be commended and certainly deserve the support of the authorizing committees and USDA.” Read the full text of the letter.


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  • Liz Claman joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as an anchor in October 2007. Her debut included an exclusive interview with Berkshire Hathaway CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett.

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