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Indie Bookstores Bounce Back, High-Tech Wine, Cronuts Go Global: August 12


Indie Bookstores Bounce Back, High-Tech Wine, Cronuts Go Global: August 12

Illustration by André da Loba

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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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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