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Look Out: Joe Biden Is Now on Instagram
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Fingers crossed for stylized brunch photos, artsy sunset shots and lots of selfies.
April 16, 2014 in Social Media
Photos: The Top 10 Athletic Politicians and What Startup CEOs Can Learn from Them

The Top 10 Athletic Politicians and What Startup CEOs Can Learn from Them

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We applaud athletes-turned-politicians -- but we should also take note of politicians who are athletic. They maintain their physical prowess, despite years in demanding high office.
April 11, 2014 in Leadership
What Mozilla's Chief Forgot About 21st Century Leadership

What Mozilla's Chief Forgot About 21st Century Leadership

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The rise of 'glass house' transparency is redefining the reality of business life. Are you aware of the new rules of the game?
April 11, 2014 in Leadership
GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin

GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin

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Everyone's buzzing about Rep. Steve Stockman's plan to submit a bill declaring Bitcoin a currency, but this isn't the first time the politician has whipped up a stir.
April 9, 2014 in Business News
A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

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As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
April 8, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Leave it in D.C.: 5 Ways to Rise Above Politics at Work

Leave it in D.C.: 5 Ways to Rise Above Politics at Work

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Deal cutting and backhandedness arguably belong in Washington. Don't let them destroy your business.
March 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
From American Express to eBay, Businesses Cheer Arizona's Vetoing of Anti-Gay Bill

From American Express to eBay, Businesses Cheer Arizona's Vetoing of Anti-Gay Bill

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a law that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to customers because of religious beliefs.
February 27, 2014 in Leadership
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

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On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
February 5, 2014 in Financing
Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules

Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules

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Bills introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate would bring back net neutrality laws.
February 4, 2014 in Security
Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry?

Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry?

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Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell franchisees are joining together on an unlikely issue: our nation's fuel supply.
January 28, 2014 in Franchises
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

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Today, the President announced a plan to overhaul the way the National Security Agency handles cell phone metadata, among other security policy changes.
January 17, 2014 in Security
PR Lessons for Bridge Scandal-Hit Chris Christie

PR Lessons for Bridge Scandal-Hit Chris Christie

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As the New Jersey governor deals with the political fallout, here are some almost-PR disasters and what the companies did to get out of them.
January 14, 2014 in Public Relations
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

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In a ruling published Tuesday, a Washington D.C. court struck down portions of the Federal Communications Commission's rules.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

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Kurt DelBene has been tapped to oversee the continued rollout of the Obamacare enrollment site.
December 17, 2013 in Human Resources
House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate

House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate

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The Innovation Act sailed through a first vote on Capitol Hill today, but faces challenges before becoming law.
December 5, 2013 in Innovation
Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

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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.
December 4, 2013 in Innovation
Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.

Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.

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The launch date for the online exchange that will allow small-business owners to shop for insurance has been pushed to November 2014.
December 2, 2013 in Human Resources
Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

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As the New York City Council's decision on the Styrofoam ban nears, Dart Container has offered an alternate solution.
November 25, 2013 in Franchises
FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

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The FDA's decision to phase out trans fats has been met with little resistance, due to easy substitutes and consensus on the ingredientÂ’s unhealthiness.
November 11, 2013 in Franchises
What New York City's New Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Do for Entrepreneurs

What New York City's New Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Do for Entrepreneurs

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A look at the policy changes Bill de Blasio pledged during his campaign that are geared toward small-business owners and entrepreneurs in New York City.
November 6, 2013 in Business Management
Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

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The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.
October 29, 2013 in Management & Operations
Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

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High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there.
October 28, 2013 in Business Management
Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the threat to not raise the nation's debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction' both sides need to resist.
October 16, 2013 in Starting a Business
Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

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As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
October 15, 2013 in Franchises
7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

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What will happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations? Here are 7 possible outcomes -- and they don't look good.
October 10, 2013 in Money
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