Former President Bill Clinton says using solar energy to power U.S. homes will take collaboration between contracting companies, government agencies, and public utilities. [Bloomberg Businessweek]
Lolly Wolly Doodle, which sells children’s clothing online, raised $20 million in venture capital from Steve Case’s Revolution Growth and others, writes Yuliya Chernova. [Wall Street Journal]
The House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on helping small businesses raise capital, according to Mohana Ravindranath. [Washington Post]
California’s insurance department wants to ban Anthem Blue Cross (WLP) from selling small business health insurance on the state’s health exchange when it launches later this year, writes Julie Appleby. [Kaiser Health News]
Jason Schott, who says his great-grandfather helped popularize the leather motorcycle jacket, talks about running a 100-year-old family business (video). [Huffington Post]
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