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    Editor’s note: Everyone likes transit these days. So why doesn’t anyone want to pay for it?

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    Moving customers, including military top brass, for up to $100M a year

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    This start-up is helping the government keep track of social media

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    Clarabridge buys Belgian firm

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    Commentary: The Pentagon goes West to be with the cool kids. It should stay home.

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    Small businesses in Washington and around the country are rushing to go public. Here’s why.

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    Business Rx: Here’s a problem for a No. 2 pencil. This school supply start-up needs help adding more schools.

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    Why D.C. and Maryland still think they need more retail

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    Podcast: Stanley McChrystal on leadership

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    Business Rx: Here’s a problem for a No. 2 pencil. This school supply start-up needs help adding more schools.

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    Career Coach: The importance of being more transparent at the office

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    @Work Advice: What the h--- does this colleague think she’s doing?

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