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Health Insurers Wrestle With Next Steps as GOP Bill Fails

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:49:48 EDT

House Republicans’ failure to pass their bill overhauling the Affordable Care Act leaves health-care companies with continued challenges, most acutely for insurers facing decisions about whether to offer plans in the existing law’s marketplaces next year.image


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Netflix: The Monster That's Eating Hollywood

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:07:41 EDT

The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, spurring pushback from rival TV producers who once saw it as a partner.image


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Anthem Grilled as It Seeks to Save Cigna Deal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:43:52 EDT

A federal appeals court panel on Friday asked tough questions of health insurer Anthem, which is attempting to salvage its proposed $48 billion acquisition of Cigna after a trial judge blocked the combination as anticompetitive. image


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Wal-Mart Acquires Niche Sites, to the Dismay of Hipsters

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:36:49 EDT

Wal-Mart is rapidly buying up hip, small online retailers that appeal to wealthier shoppers in hopes of finally taking on Amazon. The deals give Wal-Mart access to new groups of shoppers, but some have balked at the change.image


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YouTube Continues Showing Brands' Ads With Objectionable Videos

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:24:38 EDT

A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers’ advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.image


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Airplanes Boost U.S. Durable-Goods Orders

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:56:34 EDT

Demand for long-lasting factory goods rose in February for the second straight month due to big-ticket orders for civilian aircraft.image


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Republicans Turn Eyes to Tax Overhaul

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:37:23 EDT

A chorus of Republicans said Friday they would turn their attention to overhauling the U.S. tax code after their health-care bill fell short, a plan Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said would face smoother sailing in Washington.image


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Trump's Trade Vows at Risk Under Moderate Advisers, Trumka Says

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:47:26 EDT

White House trade moderates are watering down President Trump’s tough trade plans, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says in a Wall Street Journal interview. image


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Samsung's Restructuring Plan Faces Challenges

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:10:09 EDT

Samsung Electronics’ chief executive said that officials see challenges in restructuring the sprawling Samsung conglomerate, with a continuing review revealing “adverse implications” to switching to a holding-company structure.image


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Trump Administration Grants Permit for Keystone Pipeline

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:50:18 EDT

The Trump administration has signed a presidential permit for TransCanada to build Keystone XL, bringing the oil pipeline closer to fruition more than a year after former President Barack Obama blocked its construction.image


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There's Money in Faxes---for Plaintiffs

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:40:03 EDT

Lawsuits over fax spam have surged in recent years under a decades-old law that allows recipients of the unwanted ads to recover upward of $500 per message. image


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'Deaths of Despair' Claiming More White Americans

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:17:38 EDT

In 2015, two economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white middle-aged Americans after decades of decline. Now a new analysis from the same pair paints an even bleaker picture. image


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China's Bike-Sharing Startups Are Coming to U.S. Cities

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:53:18 EDT

Urban bike-sharing programs in the U.S. have often been a sinkhole for investors, with low takeup rates and high operating costs requiring public subsidies. Chinese startups think they have a solution.image


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Brazil Meat Scandal Creates Opening for Competitors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:51:03 EDT

Brazil’s tainted meat scandal is driving up cattle prices and creating an opening for competitors in the U.S. and elsewhere that struggled to match the South American nation’s low production costs.image


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Charter Communications to Hire 20,000 U.S. Workers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:13:16 EDT

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge pledged to hire 20,000 U.S. workers and invest $25 billion over the next four years at an event with President Trump, allowing the administration to trumpet a jobs announcement that had been in the works for some time. image


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