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Employer Mandate Fallout, How to Fire Startup Employees, Making Jokes Go Viral: July 10

Employer Mandate Fallout, How to Fire Startup Employees, Making Jokes Go Viral: July 10

Illustration by André da Loba

Following the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate piece of the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker John Boehner said that rules requiring individuals to carry health insurance should also be put off. [Associated Press]

The employer mandate delay puts Massachusetts in a sticky situation, according to Andy Metzger. The state legislature voted to repeal the Bay State’s own employer mandate to make room for the Obamacare provision. Now lawmakers want Governor Deval Patrick to veto the repeal. [State House News]

Cheezburger founder Ben Huh tells Liz Welch how he lives with himself after firing a third of his company’s employees. [Inc.]

Credit-card delinquency rates have fallen to their lowest level since 1990, according to Eric Morath. [Wall Street Journal]

CollegeHumor Media Chief Executive Officer Paul Greenberg talks about the business of making jokes go viral (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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