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Think Seattle's Only Claim to Fame Is Starbucks? Think Again.

Besides the success of the huge coffee maker, the Emerald City has other amazing startup stories -- both past and present.

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

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.

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.

Japan Proposes 'Super-Maglev' Train Connecting Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes

Japan has reportedly offered to partially fund a magnetically levitating train that will slash the commute between Baltimore and Washington D.C. to a mere 15 minutes.

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.

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.

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.

What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.

Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

A new report from American Express on small-business owners doing business with the U.S. government shows that active contractors spent almost $129,000 in the past year seeking out those opportunities.

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.

Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.

Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

The CEOs of health-care tech companies met with President Obama to discuss how technology can be used to bring down the cost of health care for Americans.

Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

The football-pro and serial entrepreneur will speak in Washington, D.C., at National Small Business Week. Here he reflects on what he learned along his entrepreneurial journey.

Small-Business Stars of 2013: State Standouts

Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes one person from each state and U.S. territory to be considered for a national title.

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.

The 10 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live After Graduation (Infographic)

With graduation day just around the corner, find out the best places for new grads to live.

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.

A Look Inside Washington D.C.'s Startup Scene

Politicians aren't the only movers and shakers in the U.S. capital. A highly educated population and revitalized urban core make Washington, D.C., an ideal spot for launching a new venture, according to these eight startups.

How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

Technology and innovation leaders spearhead an online movement to push U.S. lawmakers to pass immigration reform.

Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

We asked our readers who they want to replace Karen Mills at the helm of the Small Business Administration.

A Powerful City Finds Its Entrepreneurial Groove

With a crop of startups and hot new accelerators, Washington, D.C., finally has "density" when it comes to entrepreneurs.

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