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Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:59:00 -0400

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.



FCC Moves To Streamline Emergency 'Blue Alerts' For Threats To Law Enforcement

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:29:00 -0400

Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.



Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:25:00 -0400

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.



Senators Working On Health Care Revision Ready To Release Their Plan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:43:00 -0400

The legislation Senate Republicans are releasing is expected to track the House version that was passed last month. Negotiations have been going on in secret.



Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:23 -0400

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.



ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

ExxonMobil and several other oil companies are backing a Republican-led plan for a carbon tax. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll, author of the book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.



Is It Realistic? Trump Budget Relies On 3 Percent Economic Growth

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

President Trump's budget proposal assumes the U.S. economy will grow at 3 percent a year. Most economists call that improbable. We try to figure out what it would take to hit the magic 3 percent.



The Rise Of Wind Energy Raises Questions About Its Reliability

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:22 -0400

As renewables make up a bigger share of the nation's energy grid, some worry about blackouts when the wind doesn't blow. But grid operators say they're getting better at balancing energy resources.



Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.



How Facebook Uses Technology To Block Terrorist-Related Content

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:55:00 -0400

Social media firms are under pressure to block extremist activity on their sites. Facebook is hiring thousands more people to review content, but artificial intelligence also plays a role.



What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:22:00 -0400

Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to the throne. At 31, he has already reshaped his country's role in the region. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy.



After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:46:00 -0400

Few companies have had such a rapid fallout from such a vast number of crises stemming from the workplace culture perpetuated from the top, while appearing to be at the peak of its success.



Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company For Up To $1 Billion

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:21:00 -0400

The company sold its first bottles in 2013, after Clooney and a friend created a tequila to serve in their vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.



Intel Signs On As An Olympic Sponsor, Promising Virtual Reality And 360-Degree Video

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:07:00 -0400

Intel's CEO says it "will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage."



CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:52:00 -0400

Health insurers have to let the government know Wednesday if they'll be selling policies on the federal exchange next year. But Congress has yet to tell them what those policies will cover.