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Obamacare's Effect on Hiring, Pivoting to Canada, the Marley Family's Coffee Business: June 7


Obamacare's Effect on Hiring, Pivoting to Canada, the Marley Family's Coffee Business: June 7

Illustration by André da Loba

Small business hiring is down. John Ydstie asks whether Obamacare is to blame. [NPR]

In San Francisco, a new billboard invites immigrant entrepreneurs with visa problems to “pivot to Canada,” reports Somini Sengupta. [New York Times]

MakerBot Industries, which sells popular 3D printers, was looking to raise a new round of venture capital, but could be acquired instead, according to Spencer E. Ante (subscription required). [Wall Street Journal]

Web development is more like plumbing than most coders care to admit, writes James Somers. [Aeon]

Bob Marley’s son Rohan says that his family’s fair trade coffee business benefits both his family and local farmers (video). [CNBC]

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

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