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Paid Sick Leave, Facebook Advertising, Douglas Engelbart, R.I.P.: July 5


Paid Sick Leave, Facebook Advertising, Douglas Engelbart, R.I.P.: July 5

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Small employers who groused about paid sick leave laws now say the laws aren’t hampering their businesses, Robb Mandelbaum reports. [New York Times]

Dan Levy, director of small business at Facebook (FB), answers Justin Laffterty’s questions about its advertising products. [Inside Facebook]

The U.S. tech industry’s middle class is worried about being replaced by cheaper foreign workers, according to Ben Popper. [The Verge]

Douglas Engelbart, who invented the computer mouse and helped blaze the trail for the Internet, died at 88, writes John Markoff. [New York Times]

The founders of e-commerce startup Beachmint say reports that they’re being ousted from the company are untrue, writes Alyson Shontell. [Business Insider]

Health-care experts talk to Deirdre Bolton about the consequences of the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer-mandate provision in the Affordable Care Act. [Bloomberg Television]

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

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