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Spurning an Obamacare Exchange, Paid Sick Leave, Startup Names: July 22


Spurning an Obamacare Exchange, Paid Sick Leave, Startup Names: July 22

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WellPoint’s (WLP) Anthem Blue Cross, California’s largest insurer for small employers, said it won’t participate in the state’s health insurance exchange, according to Chad Terhune. [Los Angeles Times]

Policy makers at the Federal Reserve are keeping an eye on the growing ranks of part-time workers in the U.S., write Alex Nussbaum and Jeanna Smialek.  [Bloomberg News]

How do startups choose their names? Lindsay Gellman investigates. [Wall Street Journal]

Rhode Island became the third state, following California and New Jersey, to guarantee workers paid time off to care for sick loved ones or new babies, writes Sharon Lerner. [American Prospect]

In a marketing stunt, Taxi-hailing startup Uber let users summon ice cream trucks from their smart phones. Dominic Chu got a taste (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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