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Etsy's New Rules, Obamacare Glitches, Curtailing Patent Trolls: Oct. 2


Etsy's New Rules, Obamacare Glitches, Curtailing Patent Trolls: Oct. 2

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Etsy is changing its rules to allow sellers to hire employees and work with outside manufacturers to produce goods, reports Teresa Novellino. [Upstart Business Journal]

Website crashes and user complaints made the first day of Obamacare exchanges like a typical tech launch, writes Joshua Brustein. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Egypt’s startups are grappling with a national economy that’s been paralyzed by political unrest, write Ahmed A. Namatalla and Tamim Elyan. [Bloomberg News]

Curtailing patent trolling is a key to fostering innovation, writes Phil Goldberg. [Progressive Policy Institute]

Denver-based small business owner Lisa Buckley says the government shutdown could lead to layoffs at her security management firm, American Automation (video). [CNBC]

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

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