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Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway Pursue The Health Care 'Unicorn'

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:38pm

Details are scarce, but the companies said they want to help their employees get high-quality health care at a reasonable cost. Will this consortium have better luck than those that have preceded it?

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Learning To Love Sake: Japan Ramps Up Efforts To Entice Foreign Markets

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:03pm

Faced with a shrinking market and workforce, Japanese sake brewers are relying more on exports for growth. So, the government and sake industry are investing in education to help demystify the drink.

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Tackle Health Care Costs

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:48am

Some of the biggest names in business are aligning to launch a new health care venture for their U.S. employees. Scott Hensley, editor of NPR's Shots health blog, has an overview.

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Chase Launch New Health Care Company

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:48am

The new company will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" as it tries to find ways to cut costs and improve health care plan satisfaction for employees.

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German Automakers Tested Emissions On Live Subjects

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The automakers acknowledged they used a research institute whose tests exposed monkeys and people to toxic diesel fumes. This follows various emissions cheating scandals, most notably involving VW.

Will State Of The Union Speech Answer Where Trump's Trade Policies Stand?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Business owners and workers will listen to the State of the Union for clues about the policy. Trump has suggested the U.S. might rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and delay a NAFTA decision.

White House Decides Not To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The Trump administration has told Congress a law passed last year meant to punish Moscow for interfering in U.S. elections is having an effect, even without new sanctions.

Blue And Red States Concerned About New Tax Law

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00am

Contrary to expectations, the new federal tax law may bring a windfall to coastal, liberal Maryland and a budgetary hit to rural, conservative Montana.

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