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Shutdown's Arbitrary Effects, 'Airbnb for Dogs,' $1 Billion Startup: Oct. 11

Shutdown's Arbitrary Effects, 'Airbnb for Dogs,' $1 Billion Startup: Oct. 11

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The government shutdown has had opposite and seemingly arbitrary effects on two San Francisco restaurants, writes Erica Goode. [New York Times]

The European Union is likely to scale back a plan to spur small business lending, writes Rebecca Christie. [Bloomberg News]

Los Angeles-based DogVacay raised $15 million for its Airbnb-style pet-sitting service, writes Lizette Chapman. [Dow Jones]

There’s a 0.00006 percent chance of building a billion-dollar company, according to a blog post published by venture firm First Round Capital. Here’s how Climate founder David Friedberg says he did it. [First Round]

Brenner Brewing founder Mike Brenner says the shutdown is preventing him from getting his beer-making business off the ground (video). [Fox Business]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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