Insurers Slow to Join Exchanges, Rise and Fall of L.A. Gear: June 17

Insurers Slow to Join Exchanges, Rise and Fall of L.A. Gear: June 17
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Insurers aren’t exactly rushing to join Obamacare’s small business health exchanges, writes Jason Millman. [Politico]

The suspension of a temporary visa program is hurting some tourism businesses that depend on foreign workers during summer, J.D. Harrison reports. [Washington Post]

Thumbtack is the latest company seeking to become the Internet’s Yellow Pages, writes Brad Stone. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

How L.A. Gear transformed from a women’s clothing store to footwear giant, then faded into obscurity (video). [CNN Money]

Ami Kassar was encouraged by a conference on business financing sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Treasury Department. [New York Times]

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