Obamacare Boost, North Korea's Choco Pie Economy, Shutdown Stories: Oct. 8

Obamacare Boost, North Korea's Choco Pie Economy, Shutdown Stories: Oct. 8
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

James Surowiecki says Obamacare will encourage Americans to start new businesses because it will be easier for them to get health insurance. [New Yorker]

North Koreans are trading popular snack cakes called Choco Pies on informal marketplaces, writes Heesun Wee. [CNBC]

Megan McArdle questions whether a Georgia resident who claims to be the first person to enroll in a federally operated health exchange is telling the truth. [Bloomberg View]

Brian Overstreet describes how a group of startup founders lobbied the California state legislature to overturn a retroactive tax. [Xconomy]

News from day seven of the partial shutdown of the federal government (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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