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Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance
Technology

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.
Benjamin Kabin
Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress
Finance

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
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
Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes
Growth Strategies

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.
Ray Hennessey
House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying
Technology

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.
Ray Hennessey
The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform
Finance

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

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.
Shayna Meliker
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know
Growth Strategies

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
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
Technology

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.
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.
Joseph Adinolfi