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Microsoft Funds Small Business Lobby, the Royal Baby Brand, Made in USA Underwear: July 17


Microsoft Funds Small Business Lobby, the Royal Baby Brand, Made in USA Underwear: July 17

Illustration by André da Loba

Venture capitalists and art dealers are similarly averse to falling valuations, writes Felix Salmon. [Reuters]

Microsoft (MSFT) has been giving millions of dollars to a lobbying group “focused on the needs of small business innovators,” reports Adam Wollner. The group, called the Association for Competitive Technology, has been pressing for immigration reform. [Center for Public Integrity]

Apartment-letting marketplace Airbnb has created a team of 50 investigators to look into customer complaints, writes Liz Gannes. Maintaining trust is especially crucial for companies working in the sharing economy. [AllThingsD]

British retailers are marketing tea biscuits, iPhone covers, potty chairs, and more in anticipation of the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby, according to Alanna Petroff. [CNN Money]

Flint & Tinder Chief Executive Officer Jake Bronstein says he can make better men’s underwear by manufacturing in the U.S. (video). [CNBC]

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

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