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

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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