Yes, Marijuana Is Still Illegal in the U.S. (And Here's Why)

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Although 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana in some form, the federal government still isn't on board

Salisbury man charged in 'pizzagate' incident sentenced to 4 years in prison

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WASHINGTON — A Salisbury man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison

35 states and DC back bid to collect online sales taxes

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AP) — Thirty-five state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week signed on to support South Dakota's legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)

Salisbury man arrested in DC 'pizzagate' incident to be sentenced

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who walked into a District of Columbia pizza restaurant with an assault rifle, intent on investigating internet rumors dubbed "pizzagate," is scheduled to be sentenced

N. Carolina mother, child sue DC police

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AP) — A North Carolina woman and her son who were pepper-sprayed during protests at last year's presidential inauguration in Washington have joined a lawsuit against the District of Columbia police department GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)

DC to consider travel ban to any state with anti-gay laws

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia lawmakers will consider banning official travel by city workers to any state with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

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BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers

DC police detain man with assault rifle at pizza shop

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they're detaining a North Carolina man who was reportedly armed with an assault rifle at a pizza restaurant near the northwestern edge of the city

Hyundai, Kia reach $41.2m settlement with multiple states

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million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings DETROIT (AP) — South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2

Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters

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Beginning next month businesses in New York City that have 20 or more employees will be required to provide a minimum of 5 paid sick days for those workers every year. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Employees.

DC mayor bans city workers from travel to North Carolina

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WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned city employees from official travel to North Carolina, joining a growing list of governors and mayors who've forbidden trips to the sta

DMV 100 Student Meetup | SkyFarm Interactive | #studentfounders

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There were students from Georgetown, American University, George Washington University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, the University of Maryland, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup


Let’s say you have a great business idea that leverages the power of technology to meet a certain consumer or lifestyle need. As of 2016, the Kauffman Foundation found that certain cities are emerging as the new American tech hubs. The capital city of the U.S.

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Hospitals- The Key to Healthcare Reform [Guest Post]

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Interview with Chip Kahn, CEO of Federation of American Hospitals. US elections are six weeks away and “Obamacare” is the wedge issue of the 2014 campaign. Hospitals represent the largest component (32%) of this spending.

Pssst: The IRS Is Looking for Tax Cheats in These 5 Cities

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Whether you cheat on your taxes is between you and the IRS, but if you live in San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, the District of Columbia, or the suburbs of Los Angeles--Uncle Sam may already have you in his crosshairs.

The SHOP Is Open. Selections May Be Limited

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So far, only 17 states and the District of Columbia are on track to do that. So far, only 17 states and the District of Columbia are on track to do that. Now the first impression of exchanges might not be as positive.”

Net Neutrality Ruling a Blow to Web Startups

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with comments from Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association. A federal appeals court dealt what could be a fatal blow to net neutrality on Tuesday, potentially forcing businesses to pay more for fast, reliable delivery of their Web content. A D.C.

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How Do Digital Signatures Work?


Digital signatures are the wave of the future for document management. The complex process of printing, signing, scanning, and e-mailing signed documents is now outdated. This type of cryptography relies on a public key algorithm with two numerical keys.

Five Golden Taxes Of The Holidays

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By Gail Cole, Avalara December brings retailers plenty of holiday cheer, but it can also bring plenty of stress. After all, the holiday season accounts for 30% of total annual sales for some retailers. And then there’s sales tax, which is stress-inducing at any time of year.

What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

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For a group of 120 of the brightest teachers in the country, the answer to that question is lock themselves in an Atlanta hotel for a different kind of hackathon. And in a post announcing the release of the Teachfest content, Bill Gates shared his thoughts on what Learnzillion is up to: This past summer, TeachFest brought together more than 120 teachers in Atlanta for the “ultimate study hall.” The first of 2,000 lessons are going online this fall.

A New Tool for Comparing Health Care plans

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The Department of Health and Human Services is trying to save small businesses time and hopefully, money. Access Insurance Finder by clicking on the blue tab at the top of the page at

So You Want to Start a Cannabis Business: Advice for the Absolute Beginner

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Over half of the United States already have legalized cannabis in some form—that’s 29 states plus the District of Columbia. First, you’ll need to decide which sector of the marijuana industry to go into. Interested in starting a business in the cannabis industry?

From Surfing Vacation Dream to $24 Million Business

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Since transforming their business model, Billy Taylor and Brook Harvey-Taylor, founders of eco-conscious fragrance retailer Pacifica, have seen their company experience a five-year run of explosive growth. In 1997, the couple decided to use some of the scents in environmentally-friendly candles. The second runner-up honored was Jeni Merrill, the founder of Merrill, Inc. , state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Barney Frank says: Don't Mess with VCs or Angels

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Barney Frank was crystal clear in his briefing with a group of CEOs that I participated in this afternoon: he is going to make sure that the final Financial Reform bill that gets worked out with the Senate won't mess with the angel or VC communities. He confidently stated that the Senate would pass a bill by Memorial Day and that the reconciliation process would be done such that the President would sign a bill by the 4th of July. .

Could U.S. District Court Banish Obamacare Penaties?

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District Court case could take down Obamacare--along with the penalties for businesses that don''t comply. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Sebelius, a case that opponents of the health care law hope could put a final nail in its coffin. A D.C.

What's Next for Net Neutrality? The Ball's in the FCC's Court.

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FCC, gives broadband providers the power to function as a gatekeeper of sorts--offering "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" for content based on what the end-user is willing to pay. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found flawed. "If

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One Crucial Thing You Probably Don't Know About Security Breaches

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A complete PR debacle, of course. Because data security and privacy laws are enacted by state, there is no one single standard of when a company has to notify customers about data loss. Instead, you come under the laws of each and every state in which people have done business with you.

FCC Plans to Write New Net Neutrality Rules

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In an encouraging development for Web content companies, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the agency will draft a new set of traffic rules for Internet service providers. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit''s January 14 decision in Verizon v.

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The Washington Redskins Trademark Fight

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The Trademark Act of 1946 prohibits the registration of trademarks that are immoral, scandalous, or generally offensives to a relevant segment of the population. Years of appeals followed. As such, the case of Blackhorse v.

Meet the Man Funding the Cannabis Industry

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In early 2011, Brenden Kennedy left his post as the COO of SVB Analytics —taking his Yale MBA with him—to found Privateer Holdings , the first private equity firm devoted to cultivating start-ups in the cannabis space. You could consider Kennedy one of these serious players.

Lending Club vs. Prosper

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Lending Club holds an edge over Prosper but only in terms of volumes. The base line doesn’t suggest an advantage in favour of one. A presumption to severity of the policies is least desired and only cuts down on their options. Investors on the other hand, are always expected to maintain a contingency fund as the defaulters and bad debts are a part of business though they are not usually defined in their return on investment folio. You take it any time of the day.

Meet the 'Small Business Person of the Year'

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Meet Victoria Tifft , president and CEO of ClinicalRM , a Hinckley, Ohio-based government-contract medical-research firm. On Monday, Tifft was named "Small Business Person of the Year" at National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.

The FCC Just Approved A Proposal That Will Completely Change The Internet As We Know It

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The FCC voted today 3-2 to approve creation of an "internet fast lane." But based on today''s 3-2 vote, it sounds like most of the FCC commissioners are already on board. The Internet has become an essential tool for Americans and for the growth of American businesses.

They're Baaack! Higher Swipe Fees on the Way

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A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve''s cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions. The fees were typically based on a percentage of the purchase price.

Could You Survive a Cyberattack?

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In December 2011, computer hackers broke into the network of Stratfor, an Austin-based company that provides global intelligence services to individuals and businesses. The attack also destroyed four of the company''s servers. As CEO of Stratfor, I take responsibility.

Best Way to Navigate Online Health Exchanges: Go Offline

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So it turns out that lots of people were eager to shop--or at least window-shop--in the new healthcare marketplaces, which opened yesterday. The Department of Health and Human Services reported that 4.7 The health insurance exchanges finally made their big debut.

Turning the Unemployed Into Entrepreneurs


Self-Employment Assistance (SEA), a provision in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 , legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in February, allows the states to “ empower unemployed workers to start their own businesses.”.

Two New Legal Challenges Seek to Scuttle Obamacare

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Both cases are working their way through the district courts, and at least one is poised to reach the appellate level soon. Conservatives hope the cases will reach the Supreme Court as a second challenge to the ACA, possibly before the end of the year.

This Federal Contractor Can Survive the Shutdown. Here's Why

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FCi Federal focuses on a type of government contract not affected by the Congressional budget fight. Meet Sharon Virts-Mozer, the founder and CEO of FCi Federal, which provides "back office" services to federal government agencies like the State Department and U.S.

10 Standouts at Small Business Week

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Ohio's Victoria Tifft was named the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year, but there were 51 other nominees. Here are 10 more stories of great entrepreneurs--and how they did it. Some of the most impressive parts of National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.,

What it Takes to Navigate the Marijuana Industry

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In just the first three months since marijuana was legalized, the state has raised $25 million from businesses for taxes, licenses, and fees, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. In my mind, it''s states'' rights--it''s the crucible of democracy.

5 News Stories Not to Miss This Week

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Travel Report: Expect Delays American Airlines grounded hundreds of flights last week because of a massive computer problem that affected primary and back-up systems for hours. Lufthansa canceled 1,700 flights because of a union strike. Well, sort of.

Why ID Theft is a Myth and How That Hurts Your Business

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The myth of identify theft allows banks to push the costs of effective credit checks on to you and your customers. Banks’ and credit bureau's inability to detect fraudulent credit applications affects all of us in far-reaching ways.