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Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection
Technology

Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

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

PR Lessons for Bridge Scandal-Hit Chris Christie

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.
Chuck Tanowitz
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U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality
Technology

U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

In a ruling published Tuesday, a Washington D.C. court struck down portions of the Federal Communications Commission's rules.
Catherine Clifford
White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov
Growth Strategies

White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

Kurt DelBene has been tapped to oversee the continued rollout of the Obamacare enrollment site.
Catherine Clifford
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
Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.
Growth Strategies

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

The launch date for the online exchange that will allow small-business owners to shop for insurance has been pushed to November 2014.
Catherine Clifford
Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill
Franchises

Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

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

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

The FDA's decision to phase out trans fats has been met with little resistance, due to easy substitutes and consensus on the ingredient's unhealthiness.
Kate Taylor
What New York City's New Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Do for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It
Growth Strategies

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

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.
Ray Hennessey
Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy
Growth Strategies

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

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

Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

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.
Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans
Franchises

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
Kate Taylor