Quick to Fire, Flash-Freezing Cronuts, Giving Up on Cinemas: Dec. 18

Illustration by André da Loba

Startups are quick to fire employees who aren’t working out, report Stephanie Gleason and Rachel Feintzeig. [Wall Street Journal]

Gabrielle Karol catches up with Christmas tree farmers coming up on the home stretch of their selling season. [Fox Business]

Specialty-food startup Goldbely flash-froze cronuts, packed the hybrid pastries in dry ice, and shipped them across the country, writes Venessa Wong. [Businessweek.com]

Grover Norquist and Patrick Gleason say New York politicians hate small business. [Reuters]

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain explains why she’s given up on making films for movie theaters (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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