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Checking Up on Clean Tech, GE Capital Cuts Gun Shop Loans, How the Cupcake Crumbles: April 26


Checking Up on Clean Tech, GE Capital Cuts Gun Shop Loans, How the Cupcake Crumbles: April 26

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Venture capital investments in clean-tech companies haven’t set the world on fire, but they haven’t been the money-losers that such high-profile flops as Solyndra might give some to expect, writes Dan Primack. [Fortune]

GE Capital (GE) is cutting off lending to gun shops in the aftermath of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, writes Paul Davidson. [USA Today]

Soleil Moon Frye, star of the 1980s sitcom Punky Brewster, raised $2.5 million for a family-focused, crafting startup, writes Nitasha Tiku. [Valleywag]

The cupcake business isn’t crumbling, despite reports to the contrary, cupcake shop owners tell Gabrielle Karol. [Fox Business]

Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer (SAM), which brews Sam Adams, discusses his company’s program to lend money to small businesses (video). [CNN Money]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek covering small business and entrepreneurship.

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