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Tech companies are spending a lot more lobbying Washinton

Amy Schatz
Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

Tech companies are spending a lot more money lobbying Washington as technology becomes a more significant concern among legislators. Ten tech firms, including Google, Amazon, Intel and Facebook, spent a combined $61 million on lobbyists last year, an almost 16 percent increase over 2012.

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