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The D.C. Tech Sector

As sequestration starts to ripple through the Washington region, one sector could see a silver lining: tech start-ups. Experts say if big government contractors cut jobs, talented workers could migrate toward smaller start-ups that don't depend on Uncle Sam for work. We look at how local leaders' efforts to help start-ups take root here could begin to pay dividends.

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