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Obama tacks left, prepares for budget battle with GOP


  • Politico
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama's budget proposal, which he will deliver Monday, will include a range of measures likely to please progressives and anger Republicans, including an end to current spending caps … Read More

The downside to enormous early-stage valuations


  • Entrepreneur online

Achieving a sky-high valuation in your first round of venture funding can lead to problems unless your company achieves rapid growth, writes David Mandell, co-founder and CEO of PivotDesk. "No one suc… Read More

Black + Decker's new identity has "simplified and more focused design"


  • (South Africa)

Black + Decker is updating its brand identity for outdoor power equipment and other products and will launch new campaigns soon. "The new identity seeks to revitilise with a simplified and more focuse… Read More