Small businesses may need to demonstrate that they will comply with the Affordable Care Act by 2015 to qualify for business loans, writes Maxwell Murphy. [Wall Street Journal]
Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya’s comments on the government shutdown are more evidence of Silicon Valley’s dysfunction fetish, writes Kevin Roose. [New York]
American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman is upset that the Huffington Post is no longer publishing his articles, which often criticized the federal government’s contracting policies. [Fort Mills Times]
It’s been a record year for venture capital fundraising by health-care IT firms, writes Dan Emerson. [Entrepreneurship.org]
A diesel-powered robot that installs solar panels could make the energy source cost-competitive with fossil fuels, report Sean Patrick Farrell and Diane Cardwell (video). [New York Times]
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