Cuba's Small Business Owners, Pentagon Connection, Sharing Economy: Dec. 31

Illustration by André da Loba

Cuba’s limited experiment with free-market capitalism has left some small business owners broke and seen others thrive by catering to wealthy foreigners, according to Andrea Rodriguez and Anne-Marie Garcia. [Associated Press]

Dan Zak profiles the founders of Penance Hall, a fashion startup that traces its roots to the Pentagon. [Washington Post]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Taylor Rose weighs in on Y Combinator founder Paul Graham’s controversial comments on women tech entrepreneurs. [Medium]

New York City is launching an interactive map to help small business owners decide where to open up shop, writes Phyllis Furman. [Daily News]

What does the rise of the sharing economy portend for the broader U.S. economy? [Bloomberg Television]

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