The number of independent bookstores in the U.S. is up 19 percent since 2009, reports Mark Koba. More than 1,000 booksellers shuttered from 2000 to 2007. [CNBC]
The EB-5 visa program, a way for foreigners who invest in U.S. businesses to get green cards, is the center of controversy in the Virginia governor’s race. [Bloomberg News]
Kyle Alspach writes about a group of Boston entrepreneurs who are trying to make the wine business more high-tech. [Boston Business Journal]
Startups hiring for cultural fit should consider the difference between vibe and values, writes Brad Feld. [Brad Feld]
The cronut craze—which started when a New York City bakery started making a croissant-donut hybrid—has gone global (video). [Bloomberg Television]
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