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A Health Insurer Predicts Costs, Craft Brewers Spurn Acquirers, BuzzFeed Advises on Going Viral: May 8


A Health Insurer Predicts Costs, Craft Brewers Spurn Acquirers, BuzzFeed Advises on Going Viral: May 8

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In North Carolina, Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s small business customers will see wide-ranging changes in health insurance costs when the Affordable Care Act takes effect next year, John Murawski reports. How wide? Rates could fall as much as 41 percent or increase as much as 284 percent, depending on the business, the company says. [Charlotte Observer]

Craft brewers are highly sought-after acquisition targets of large beer makers and private equity firms, writes Duane D. Stanford, but small brewers are often reluctant to sell. [Bloomberg News]

Connie Guglielmo and Tomio Geron write that Silicon Valley icon John Doerr is fighting to regain his position at the forefront of the venture capital industry. [Forbes]

Members of the public sent Congress more than 1,300 letters on small business tax reform, reports Gabrielle Karol, including calls to simplify filing processes to let business owners spend less time and money on compliance. [Fox Business]

BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti talks to Jon Erlichman about what makes Internet content go viral (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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

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