Gay Wedding Services, Private Health Exchanges, Government Shutdown Jokes: Oct. 3

Illustration by André da Loba

As more states allow gay marriage, wedding services businesses are running into anti-discrimination laws, write Nathan Koppel and Ashby Jones. [Wall Street Journal]

Bars, restaurants, and other Washington destinations are offering discounts to federal workers, report Anneta Konstantinides and Nicki Rossoll. [ABC News]

Kent Bernhard Jr. looks at how AngelList Syndicates could change the way startups raise money. [Upstart Business Journal]

For perspective on the health insurance landscape for small employers, Robb Mandelbaum interviews Alan Cohen, who founded private health exchange marketplace Liazon. [New York Times]

What David Letterman, Jon Stewart, and other late-night comics are saying about the government shutdown (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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