Another Super Bowl Loss, Prompter Payments, $70 Lightbulbs: Feb. 5

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A Houston furniture store’s Super Bowl promotion offering customers refunds if the Seahawks won will cost the business $7 million, or about 5 percent of its annual sales, Darren Rovell reports. [ESPN]

A U.S. senator’s claim that a tax on medical devices will take $29 billion from “the pockets of small business owners” was debunked by the Fact Checker blog. [Washington Post]

More small companies paid their bills on time in 2013 than the year before, Scott Shane writes. [Small Business Trends]

Bank of America plans to hire 200 small business bankers, mostly on the West Coast, Gabrielle Karol reports. [Fox Business]

Watch: A company called Lighting Science is betting that a $70 lightbulb, using technology tested on the International Space Station, will help people sleep better. [Bloomberg TV]

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