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Biden, backed by business executives, presses Congress on chip funding

By Alexandra Alper

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden met with executives of chipmakers including Samsung, Micron and other companies on Wednesday as part of an effort to push the U.S. Congress to fund $52 billion in grants to chipmakers to ease the semiconductor crunch.

Biden, along with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, hosted the event with Dr. Siyoung Choi, president of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd’s Device Division, joining remotely, and Sanjay Mehrota, president and chief executive of Micron Technology Inc, to highlight the need for speedy action to increase the supply of scarce chips.

Legislation on the issue has been stalled in Congress, although a Senate aide told Reuters on Wednesday that Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell, the leader of Senate Republicans, are negotiating a process to begin a conference on the bill during this work period.

“Today I’m urging the House and the Senate to

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The Top 5 Benefits of Combining Email Marketing with SMS

Combining email marketing with SMS packs a pretty potent punch. Here are the top five benefits of mixing both of these channels into your marketing strategy.

Each new generation has increased interest in receiving brand communications via SMS. Companies need to keep up with the times if they’re going to effectively engage their audience and get the results they need. That means setting up a bulk SMS system that integrates with other marketing efforts.

Text message marketing has the potential to drive significant ROI. It’s a particularly effective channel to communicate personalized offers, event updates, or time-sensitive information. Its strengths can fill some of the gaps in your email campaigns to make your marketing strategies more powerful.

Given the popularity of mobile devices, it’s no surprise the two methods work together well. You can make the most of

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