Obamacare Rate Increases, Small Businesses Post-Sandy, Boston Marathon Heroes: May 3

Obamacare Rate Increases, Small Businesses Post-Sandy, Boston Marathon Heroes: May 3
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Small business owners in some states are experiencing sticker shock as insurance providers project double-digit rate increases when the Affordable Care Act takes effect next year, reports Joyce M. Rosenberg. [Associated Press]

Angus Loten finds small businesses hard hit by Hurricane Sandy still struggling to regain footing. [Wall Street Journal]

Google led a $125 million deal to buy a stake in Lending Club, which makes peer-to-peer loans. [New York Times]

Bill Murphy Jr. writes about the entrepreneur heroes that emerged during the Boston Marathon bombings. [Inc.]

For the next time you have an hour to kill: Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel debate each other on whether we should be disappointed in the current pace of technological innovation (video).  [PandoDaily]

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