Aetna (AET) says it won’t sell insurance on Maryland’s health exchange, now that state regulators have told the insurer it would have to cut rates on individual plans, Scott Dance reports. [Baltimore Sun]
Meribah Knight visits the Chicago funeral home that served more than 20 percent of the city’s 511 homicide victims last year. [Chicago Business]
Seattle lawyer Joe Wallin wants to make sure the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t make it more difficult for same-sex couples to invest in startups, writes Lora Kolodny. [Wall Street Journal]
The Cairo tech scene is thriving, despite bureaucratic hurdles and political strife, writes Jonathan Kalan. [Al Jazeera]
Vittana Chief Executive Officer Robin Wolaner talks to Cory Johnson about applying startup lessons to a nonprofit organization. [Bloomberg Television]
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