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'Smart Guns,' Paying Too Much for Financing, Solar Islands: March 18

'Smart Guns,' Paying Too Much for Financing, Solar Islands: March 18

Illustration by André da Loba

The Center for Progressive Reform wants the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy broke laws by lobbying for large corporations, J.D. Harrison reports. [The Washington Post]

A group of tech investors plans to back startups that are developing “smart guns” and other methods to curb gun violence, says Peter Henderson. [Reuters]

More small businesses are paying their workers’ health costs directly, writes Jay Hancock, leading some to wonder whether self-insuring companies are undermining Obamacare. [Kaiser Health News]

Too many small business owners are sticking with expensive financing longer than they need to, says Ami Kassar, who advises small businesses on financing options. [The New York Times]

Floating solar power plants may soon be coming to a body of water near you, reports Michael J. Coren. [Fast Company]

See something I missed? Share the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship by tagging them with #SmallBizReads on Twitter.

Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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