E-Commerce Startups Merge, New York's Manure War, Farmers' Obamacare Costs: Aug. 23

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E-commerce companies JustFab and ShoeDazzle are merging, report Sarah Lacy and Michael Carney. [PandoDaily]

Small business owners voiced their frustrations with Yelp at a recent town hall hosted by the local business reviews company, writes Andrea Chang. [Los Angeles Times]

New York State cattle farmers are hoping a court will let them expand their herds without paying more permitting costs, writes Freeman Klopott. Environmental groups worry that expanding farms will expose 1 billion pounds of horse manure to state waterways each year. [Bloomberg News]

California farm labor contractors are bracing for big costs when the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate takes effect in 2015, Sara Varney reports. [Kaiser Health News]

NT Advisors founder Nikos Theodosopoulos says New York’s tech scene needs initial public offerings to spur its growth (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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