Many will find better coverage with smaller monthly premiums on the exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, insurance specialists say. But in states that decided not to expand Medicaid, some low-income part-timers are finding they don't qualify for federal health insurance subsidies.
Millions of people have shopped for insurance on the new marketplaces called exchanges since opening day on Tuesday. Officials said it was evidence of high interest. Others criticized the fumbling start, which involved computer glitches, saying the Affordable Care Act was not ready for prime time. Renee Montagne and David Greene talk to NPR's Mara Liasson and Molly Ball, of The Atlantic, about the politicking around the new health law.
Munich's Oktoberfest — the Bavarian festival of Beer — ends Sunday. It normally brings in more than $1 billion and draws some 6 million visitors to the German city. This year, one vendor is offering a vegan menu. The meat options, however, are still the most popular.
The Labor Department says it's not releasing the September employment report on Friday as scheduled. The jobs report is almost always released on the first Friday of the month. Not this time — that's thanks to the partial government shutdown which is in its fourth day.
Among the millions of people beginning to shop for coverage on the new health care marketplace are the nation's part-time workers. Some of them are uninsured. While others are being pushed into the new exchanges because their employers decided to drop coverage for part-timers.
Shares of Tesla tumbled after a video of a Model S going up in flames went viral. The electric car maker said the fire started when the vehicle struck some metal road debris, damaging the battery pack on the car's underbody. Tesla has been a stock market darling this year, but the high-end carmaker has lost billions of dollars in value in just a few days.
Twitter gave potential investors the first peek at its financials as the company heads toward its initial public offering. Twitter plans to raise $1 billion in its IPO and will trade under the ticker symbol TWTR. While Twitter has quickly transformed the way people communicate and comment on events, it has yet to establish itself as a business.
Shares of Tesla tumbled after a video of a Model S going up in flames went viral. The electric car maker said the fire started when the vehicle struck some metal road debris, damaging the battery pack on the car's underbody. Tesla has been a stock market darling this year, but the high-end carmaker has lost billions of dollars of value in just a few days.
The Labor Department made it official this morning. It is postponing the September jobs report because of the partial government shutdown. So, at least for a a while, Wall Street will have to do without its favorite data point. Will the missing report really be a problem? And why didn't the Labor Department just declare the report essential?
Artisanal meat producers face a big barrier to getting into the game: They have to come up with a complex food safety plan that can take months of research and tens of thousands of dollars to craft. A new project wants to make it easier for the next charcuterie master to open shop by creating an open-source safety plan that newbies can look to.