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New Rules May Make Online Health Insurance Sales Simpler

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:00am

A rules change lets insurers and brokers sell health coverage on the federal exchange directly. That should be easier, but also raises questions about whether customers get unbiased information.

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College Access Index Shows Shrinking Levels Of Economic Diversity

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about how this year's college access index shows that economic diversity is shrinking at American colleges.

Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill Gives 'Free Pass' To Payday Lenders

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times about his column describing a section near the end of the Financial Choice Act — Dodd-Frank Act replacement — that would protect payday and car title lenders from federal oversight. The House may vote on the legislation within the next two weeks.

Philadelphia Says Goodbye To Little Pete's, An All-Night Dining Icon

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:37pm

For nearly 40 years, the old-fashioned diner has served up round-the-clock Reubens and eggs Benedict to all walks of life. But on Monday, the landmark served up its last meals.

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Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Needn't Be

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:45pm

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. has a "MASSIVE" trade deficit with Germany that is "very bad for the U.S." But this isn't at all the right way to think about trade deficits.

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:58am

The company that owns the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, says the facility will be closed unless the state of Pennsylvania decides to bail it out.

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:09am

Several states and cities are considering measures that would bar employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary. The bills are seen helping narrow the pay gap for women and minorities.

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