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National Small Business Week
From Tattoo Parlors to Coffee Shops, a National Celebration of Small Businesses
National Small Business Week runs from May 12 to 16 this year, with events being held in cities from San Francisco to Washington.
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.
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