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'Heisenberg' Hats, SBA Loans, Wearable Tech (for Babies): Sept. 17


'Heisenberg' Hats, SBA Loans, Wearable Tech (for Babies): Sept. 17

Illustration by André da Loba

Fans of Breaking Bad lined up outside a New York haberdashery to buy hats—called “Heisenbergs”—inspired by the television series, writes Carmel Melouney. [Wall Street Journal]

Maryland-based startup FiscalNote raised $1.2 million to predict what Congress will do next, writes J.D. Harrison. [Washington Post]

Politicians like the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan guarantee programs, but only 1 percent of U.S. businesses have SBA-backed loans, writes Scott Shane. [Small Business Trends]

New wearable tech: startup Sproutling raised $2.6 million to develop better baby monitors, writes Lena Rao. [TechCrunch]

Franchise owners discuss setting employee salaries (video). [Fox Business]

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

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