This week has an amalgam stuff to report on in the news. It's so dramatically varied by type that it's a little refreshing, let me tell you. Beacon technology has become useful and affordable for small businesses as well as big. Small businesses have begun to snub the SHOP exchanges, raisin questions about its value. And local laws that have been encouraged by the feds are becoming too difficult for many small businesses, leaving speculation that there will be a backlash. Here's what's going on this week in the news.