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Friday Links: Survivors and Statistics

Not much happy news in today’s link round up.

Survivor bias distorts business advice and research, writes Jason Cohen at Building 43 (hat tips to Tim Berry and Steve King.)

Small business’ woes may not be reflected fully in official statistics like GDP, writes Justin Fox at Time’s Curious Capitalist blog, suggesting reports of imminent recovery may be exaggerated.

Credit unions in Canada are winning over small business customers from big banks, according to Monica Gutschi in DJ Newswires.

Another attempt to extend credit card protections to small business cards stalls, and the NY Times’ Robb Mandelbaum looks at why.

And some of those numbers about small business job creation look deceptively optimistic. Scott Shane breaks it down in BW.

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