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Congress: Is Pokémon Go Catching All Your Mobile Data?
Pokémon

Congress: Is Pokémon Go Catching All Your Mobile Data?

Congress wants to know if Niantic is ensuring that Pokemon Go players don't burn through their data.
House Passes 2 Bills Aimed at Making It Easier for Entrepreneurs to Get Access to Cash
Equity Crowdfunding

House Passes 2 Bills Aimed at Making It Easier for Entrepreneurs to Get Access to Cash

Both bills sailed through Congress last night with strong bipartisan support, a rare sighting in the current political climate.
Catherine Clifford
Senate Committee Seeks Answers From Zuckerberg Over News Selection
Facebook

Senate Committee Seeks Answers From Zuckerberg Over News Selection

'Facebook must answer these serious allegations and hold those responsible to account,' senator writes in letter.
Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Firms' Trade Secrets
Congress

Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Firms' Trade Secrets

The 'Defend Trade Secrets Act' protections include manufacturing processes and computer methods.
Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner to Resign in October

Boehner announced his decision to House Republicans earlier today.
Everett Rosenfeld
Joint Employer

Lawmakers Push Back Against NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

Republicans in the House and Senate introduced legislation intended to roll back the Labor Board's broader definition of joint employer.
Kate Taylor
Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly
Automakers

Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly

The explosion of Internet-connected computer features in automobiles give hackers a doorway into the control system of your car.
Catherine Clifford
Is Small Business Getting a Dirty Deal With Clean Water Act Changes?
Regulations

Is Small Business Getting a Dirty Deal With Clean Water Act Changes?

A change to environmental law is being viewed as a massive land grab that hurts many small companies.
Susan Solovic
How Two New Trade Agreements Can Propel Your Growth
Free Trade

How Two New Trade Agreements Can Propel Your Growth

Small business runs on free trade. Two new agreements could have a big impact.
Susan Solovic
Joint Employer

Franchisees Team Up to Urge Congress to Examine 'Joint Employer' Standard

Franchise industry leaders are lobbying to preserve the existing joint employer definition, in contrast to the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions.
Kate Taylor
Déjà Vu 2012: A Zombie-Frankenstein JOBS Act 2.0 Is in the Works
JOBS Act

Déjà Vu 2012: A Zombie-Frankenstein JOBS Act 2.0 Is in the Works

President Obama signed a law more than two years ago expanding access to crowdfunding. The idea was almost universally popular in Washington, a rarity in and of itself, but codifying a plan for how to implement and regulate this new arm of crowdfunding has proven to be an epic challenge.
Catherine Clifford
Leadership Lessons to Learn from the New Republican Congress
Leadership Skills

Leadership Lessons to Learn from the New Republican Congress

Can you work with people whose views are diametrically opposed to yours?
Paul White
Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls

The patent trolls are the only stakeholders who benefit from vague and unclear threats to sue for patent infringement.
Scott Shane
Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding
Research

Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding

By overcoming market failure in the development and financing of early-stage technology, the SBIR program makes possible commercial activity that would not otherwise have occurred.
Scott Shane