Obama vows not to negotiate debt ceiling: President Obama said on Monday that he wouldn’t trade spending cuts for an agreement from Republicans to raise the $16.4 trillion federal debt ceiling.

Opening up small business credit: One financing broker suggests lenders create loan products that would allow enterpreneurs to pay back what they borrow by pledging their future earnings.

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Google Fiber helps Kansas City start-ups: The Internet giant’s high-speed fiber optic network is spurring entrepreneurial innovation in Kansas City, Mo., where the technology is being tested — start-ups are using the connection to perform network-intensive tasks.

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How to calculate how much each customer costs you (Entrepreneur)

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How to decide on a cloud computing contract ( Forbes )

How to lure top talent (WSJ)