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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
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
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

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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.
January 28, 2014 in Hiring Center
Tech Giants Throw More Money Than Ever at Washington Lobbyists

Tech Giants Throw More Money Than Ever at Washington Lobbyists

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New figures suggest that lobby spending by tech leaders like Google and Facebook amounted to a massive $61 million in 2013.
January 24, 2014 in Legal Center
Japan Proposes 'Super-Maglev' Train Connecting Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes

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

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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.
January 8, 2014 in Business Travel
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
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

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Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
December 16, 2013 in Financing
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

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

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In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends
What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

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

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Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.
October 4, 2013 in Hiring Center
Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

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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.
August 1, 2013 in Business Management
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

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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.
July 23, 2013 in Leadership
Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

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

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After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
July 17, 2013 in Personal Finance
White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

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A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.
July 10, 2013 in Human Resources
Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

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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.
July 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

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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.
June 18, 2013 in Business Management

Small-Business Stars of 2013: State Standouts

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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.
June 7, 2013 in Business Management

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

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A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
May 22, 2013 in Human Resources
The 10 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live After Graduation (Infographic)

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

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With graduation day just around the corner, find out the best places for new grads to live.
May 6, 2013 in Startup Basics
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

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The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
March 5, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Photos: A Look Inside Washington D.C.'s Startup Scene

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

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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.
March 1, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

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Technology and innovation leaders spearhead an online movement to push U.S. lawmakers to pass immigration reform.
February 28, 2013 in Human Resources
Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

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We asked our readers who they want to replace Karen Mills at the helm of the Small Business Administration.
February 25, 2013 in Leadership
A Powerful City Finds Its Entrepreneurial Groove

A Powerful City Finds Its Entrepreneurial Groove

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With a crop of startups and hot new accelerators, Washington, D.C., finally has "density" when it comes to entrepreneurs.
February 25, 2013 in Location
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

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Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
February 19, 2013 in Financing
What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

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Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.
February 11, 2013 in Business Management

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