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Business Moving Forward

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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.
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Growth Strategies

White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

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Finance

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Technology

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

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Inspiring Your Team

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Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

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