Equity Crowdfunding Vote, Housing Drives Small Business, Shutdown Costs: Oct. 18

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to vote Oct. 23 on JOBS Act rules allowing equity crowdfunding, reports Dave Michaels. [Bloomberg News]

Health insurance exchanges have gotten mixed reviews from small business owners, writes Joyce M. Rosenberg. [Associated Press]

A recovering housing market is driving the fastest-growing small business sectors, including building contractors and real estate brokers, Gabrielle Karol reports. [Fox Business]

Small business owners lost big during the government shutdown, writes Parija Kavilanz. [CNN Money]

Google Ventures general partner Rich Miner talks about how the search giant’s venture arm decides which companies to invest in. [Bloomberg Television]

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