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Small Employers Hiring Slowly, Renting Artwork, Waiting for the JOBS Act: April 4

Small Employers Hiring Slowly, Renting Artwork, Waiting for the JOBS Act: April 4

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The most recent ADP data show that large companies have hired faster than their smaller counterparts, writes Peter Coy, in part because it’s taken longer for small companies to tap low interest rates. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Kabbage, an alternative lender to small businesses, announced a new $75 million credit facility to provide financing in amounts ranging from $500 to $40,000, Alex Knapp reports. [Forbes]

Elizabeth Garone tried out four services that let customers rent artwork, so would-be buyers can see how a piece looks on the wall before deciding whether to buy. [Wall Street Journal]

The European Central Bank has succeeded in lowering borrowing costs in Italy and Spain, according to Jed Graham, but not for small businesses. [Investor's Business Daily]

Venture capitalist Tim Draper talks to Cory Johnson about how the JOBS Act affects startups and the IPO market (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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