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  • “Made in China 2025” Industrial Policies: Issues for Congress (CRS)

    3/10/2023
  • An Introduction to Trade Secrets Law in the United States (CRS)

    1/27/23
  • An Introduction to Trademark Law in the United States (CRS)

    7/24/23
  • An Overview of Small Business Subcontracting: In Brief (CRS)

    06/01/23
  • Appeals Court Holds That Apple’s “Walled Garden” Does Not Violate Federal Antitrust Law (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • Circumvention Inquiry into Solar Imports (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • Connecting Constituents with Federal Assistance for Businesses (CRS)

    7/11/23
  • Consumer Finance and Financial Technology (Fintech) (CRS)

    3/15/2023
  • COVID-19 Relief Assistance to Small Businesses: Issues and Policy Options (CRS)

    03/01/23
  • Energy and Minerals Provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58) (CRS)

    03/31/23
  • Federal Small Business Contracting Goals (CRS)

    04/13/23
  • Fifth Circuit: CFPB’s Funding Authority is Unconstitutional (CRS)

    03/09/23
  • Gun Control: ATF Final “Stabilizing Brace” Rule (CRS)

    03/24/23
  • How Consumer Data Affects Competition Through Digital Advertising (CRS)

    1/26/23
  • Introduction to U.S. Economy: Productivity (CRS)

    1/3/23
  • Introduction to U.S. Economy: The Business Cycle and Growth (CRS)

    1/3/23
  • Overview of FY2023 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) (CRS)

    03/09/23
  • Regulating Big Tech: CRS Legal Products for the 118th Congress (CRS)

    3/15/2023
  • SBA Disaster Loan Interest Rates: Overview and Policy Options (CRS)

    03/01/23
  • SBA Disaster Loan Limits: Policy Options and Considerations (CRS)

    03/01/23
  • SBA Disaster Loan Program: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    03/01/23
  • Semiconductors and the Semiconductor Industry (CRS)

    04/19/23
  • Short Selling: Background and Policy Issues (CRS)

    05/12/23
  • Small Business Tax Benefits: Current Law (CRS)

    1/25/23
  • Supplemental Appropriations: SBA Disaster Loan Account (CRS)

    03/01/23
  • The DOJ’s Ad Tech Antitrust Case Against Google: A Brief Overview (CRS)

    4/27/23
  • The EU’s MIFID II, Broker Research, and the SEC’s No-Action Letters (CRS)

    6/15/23
  • The FTC’s Competition Rulemaking Authority (CRS)

    1/11/23
  • The FTC’s Proposed Non-Compete Rule (CRS)

    1/23/23
  • The Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Rule and Review Process (CRS)

    6/22/23
  • The Minority Business Development Agency: An Overview of Its History and Programs (CRS)

    1/11/23
  • The Proposed Rosemont Copper Mine (CRS)

    03/24/23
  • The SBA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Loan Pilot Program: Considerations for Congress and Policy Options (CRS)

    03/01/23
  • The SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program (CRS)

    6/15/23
  • The SEC’s Proxy Advisory Firm Disclosure Reforms (CRS)

    1/25/23
  • The Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Relief Programs (CRS)

    2/22/23
  • The Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (CRS)

    1/17/23
  • The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (CRS)

    4/24/2023
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