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House Immigration Bills, Silicon Valley's Anti-Union History, Craft Beer Oversubscribed: July 12


House Immigration Bills, Silicon Valley's Anti-Union History, Craft Beer Oversubscribed: July 12

Illustration by André da Loba

The Wall Street Journal talks to entrepreneurs readying marketing blitzes to reach potential investors in their companies, following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s vote to end an 80-year-old ban on general solicitation. [Wall Street Journal]

Kristen Hinman breaks down the four immigration bills that the House of Representatives passed last week, including one that would create new visas for high-skilled workers at the expense of an annual green card lottery. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Kevin Roose writes that Silicon Valley’s anti-labor union attitudes were once driven by corporate-self interest, but now appear ideological. [New York]

More evidence of the craft brewing explosion from Eleazar David Melendez: Some 300 small beer makers were shut out of an upcoming festival after organizers’ servers crashed amid registration applications. [Huffington Post]

Megan Hughes looks at how U.S. trade talks with the European Union could affect businesses large and small, including French winemakers and the estate of the deceased musician Frank Zappa (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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

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