Heather Haddon reports that Louisiana contracting firm Hammerman & Gainer, which was criticized for its performance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has also raised hackles in New Jersey, where it’s administering $780 million in federal relief funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy. [Wall Street Journal]
Maker Faire is helping push the DIY movement into the mainstream, writes Adrianne Jeffries. [Verge]
Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch is launching a store to sell food items that are past their expiration dates at discount prices (audio) [NPR].
Microlending is booming in Silicon Valley, writes Martha Mendoza. [Associated Press]
President Nick Friedman of College Hunks Hauling Junk talks about expanding a small moving company into a franchise business (video). [Fox Business]
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