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Imelda Marcos: Entrepreneur, Lady Gaga's Manager: Startup Investor, Wine Tech: Oct. 28


Imelda Marcos: Entrepreneur, Lady Gaga's Manager: Startup Investor,  Wine Tech: Oct. 28

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Who knew that Imelda Marcos, the 84-year-old former first lady of the Philippines, was an entrepreneur? Norman Pearlstine writes about her $829 billion idea. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

High-end pawn shops—which can charge interest rates that top 200 percent—are proliferating, reports Ianthe Jeanne Dugan. [Wall Street Journal]

Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter, is raising a $75 million fund to invest in startups, writes Hamish McKenzie. [PandoDaily]

The market for buying and selling small businesses heated up in the third quarter, writes Will Yakowicz. [Inc.]

Shafer Vineyards President Doug Shafer talks about investing in technology for his grape-growing operation (video). [Fox Business]

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

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