Obamacare's Effect on Loans, 'Dysfunction Fetish,' Installing Solar Panels With Robots: Oct. 17

Obamacare's Effect on Loans, 'Dysfunction Fetish,' Installing Solar Panels With Robots: Oct. 17
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

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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