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Insurers Slow to Join Exchanges, Rise and Fall of L.A. Gear: June 17


Insurers Slow to Join Exchanges, Rise and Fall of L.A. Gear: June 17

Illustration by André da Loba

Insurers aren’t exactly rushing to join Obamacare’s small business health exchanges, writes Jason Millman. [Politico]

The suspension of a temporary visa program is hurting some tourism businesses that depend on foreign workers during summer, J.D. Harrison reports. [Washington Post]

Thumbtack is the latest company seeking to become the Internet’s Yellow Pages, writes Brad Stone. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

How L.A. Gear transformed from a women’s clothing store to footwear giant, then faded into obscurity (video). [CNN Money]

Ami Kassar was encouraged by a conference on business financing sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Treasury Department. [New York Times]

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

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