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Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business

They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why.

Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion

The Small Business Administration has done something rare: It united both sides of the aisle in opposition.

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.

Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules

Bills introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate would bring back net neutrality laws.

Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

The president plans to announce during his State of the Union address that he is raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour for anyone working on new federal contracts.

Tech Giants Throw More Money Than Ever at Washington Lobbyists

New figures suggest that lobby spending by tech leaders like Google and Facebook amounted to a massive $61 million in 2013.

More Bad News for Patent Trolls

On Monday, both the Supreme Court and New York State took a crack at trolling.

Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics.

Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress

For the first time ever, more than half of U.S. congressmen are worth $1 million or more, even as wages have remained stagnant for many Americans.

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.

Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

This should be the time for the Postal Service to shine, but regulations and Congress won't let it seize competitive ground.

House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate

The Innovation Act sailed through a first vote on Capitol Hill today, but faces challenges before becoming law.

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.

Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

Caught in the controversy over government surveillance, the biggest technology companies ally to get Congress to rein in spying.

The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out.

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.

Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

Confused about the government shutdown? Here's a look at which agencies are affected and what you can expect from Congress in the days and weeks to come.

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Jay Z bails on the Nets, parsing the weird productivity tips of historical figures, Twitter and GoDaddy get together, online merchants ditch credit-card processing, tips for delivering a knockout speech. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.

As Startup Visa Bill Languishes, Entrepreneurs Leave the U.S.

Innovators drawn to the U.S. for education and research don't have time to wait for legislative action that would help them stay.

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.

U.S. Federal Spending at Small Businesses Misses Mark. Again.

The Small Business Administration releases its scorecard measuring federal procurement in fiscal year 2012.

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