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Chicken Diapers, Lending Drops, Battling Craigslist: May 2

Chicken Diapers, Lending Drops, Battling Craigslist: May 2

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Online small business lender On Deck Capital raised another $17 million in venture capital funding, including from Google Ventures and Peter Thiel, Arik Hesseldahl reports. [AllThingsD]

One lending index shows small businesses cut borrowing for the third month in a row, Ann Saphir writes. [Reuters]

If you’re going to raise poultry in your backyard, you may be interested in purchasing chicken diapers and other accessories from several vendors, Michaeleen Doucleff reports. [NPR]

Startup PadMapper, which maps apartment listings to make them easier to browse, won a partial victory in its legal battle with Craigslist, which sued to stop PadMapper from using its listings, Meghan Kelly reports. [VentureBeat]

The Census Bureau unveils a new interactive map of its local business data. [U.S. Census]

OpenSky Founder John Caplan discusses how artisanal businesses use the social shopping site (video). [Bloomberg TV]

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

Tozzi is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek in New York.

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