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Obama to Sign Cybersecurity Order, Wants Safer Payments
Security

Obama to Sign Cybersecurity Order, Wants Safer Payments

Action comes after massive data breaches have put millions of consumers at risk.
Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act
Startup Financing

Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
Michelle Goodman
White House Hires Ex-Googler to Make Government Websites Suck Less (We Hope)
Technology

White House Hires Ex-Googler to Make Government Websites Suck Less (We Hope)

Uncle Sam: If at first you don't succeed, hire former Google wizard and HealthCare.gov resurrector Mikey Dickerson to clean up your mess. Again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes
Inspiration

10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes

The comedic genius and award-winning actor died yesterday of an apparent suicide. Here, we look back at 10 of his most poignant statements in life and film.
Geoff Weiss
Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business
Patent trolls

Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business

They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why.
Laura Entis
Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11
Minimum Wage

Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11

The state's lawmakers passed legislation that will raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11, the highest minimum wage in the country.
Laura Entis
10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever
Graduation

10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever

Sacramento, CA's Tanishq Abraham joined Mensa at age four and expects to graduate from college by 12 or 13.
Geoff Weiss
School Cancels Kindergarten Show to Prepare Kids for 'College and Careers'
Education

School Cancels Kindergarten Show to Prepare Kids for 'College and Careers'

An elementary school in Elwood, N.Y., has cancelled its year-end kindergarten play in order to better equip its five and six-year-old students with real-world skills.
Geoff Weiss
Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees
Jobs

Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

The president is traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania later today where he will announce new initiatives aiming to bolster the U.S. labor force.
Catherine Clifford
Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie
Selfie

Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie

Ellen, Big Papi and LeBron -- Samsung's all-stars -- aren't the only big names snapping promotional selfies. Tons of other brands are cashing in on selfie marketing mania, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA
Growth Strategies

Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of ProAmerica Bank, is the White House's pick as head of the government's Small Business Administration.
Catherine Clifford
The Anti-Main-Street President
Growth Strategies

The Anti-Main-Street President

Most of this administration's policies have been hostile to the interests of Main Street business owners, particularly those running labor-intensive businesses with low-wage employees.
Scott Shane
To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation
Growth Strategies

To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

The regulatory burden on small businesses is now higher than it was when President Obama took office. Circumstances must change.
Scott Shane
Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?
Growth Strategies

Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

The White House is bringing in some big guns in the world of health-care tech to help fix the broken federal insurance exchange.
Gabrielle Karol