Holiday Sales Innumeracy, Christmas Price Index, 'Obamacare Sherpas': Dec. 3

Illustration by André da Loba

The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a New York State law that forces to collect money from customers in that state, Greg Stohr reports. [Bloomberg News]

Media reports of holiday shopping are unreliable and inaccurate, writes Barry Ritholtz. [Bloomberg View]

Alex Dalenberg recounts how three apolitical entrepreneurs became “Obamacare sherpas.” [Upstart Business Journal]

The total cost for the 364 items repeated throughout the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas: $114,651. That’s 6.9 percent more than last year. [Associated Press]

Iris Boutros explains why the ambitions of a social entrepreneur in Egypt haven’t panned out. [Daily News Egypt]

Sarah E. Needleman moderates a panel on becoming an angel investor (video). [Wall Street Journal]

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