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

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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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