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How A President Trump Could Derail Obamacare By Dropping Legal Appeal

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:08am

President Trump could cut off funding for insurers' discounts to many health exchange customers by abandoning the executive branch's appeal of a 2014 lawsuit brought by House Republicans.

Trump Can Kill Obamacare With Or Without Help From Congress

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 6:05am

The president-elect has said he will ask lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Or he can use regulations and the budget to dismantle the federal health law he calls "a disaster."

What Happens To Obamacare In A Trump Administration?

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:03am

While Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency, he repeatedly said he would get rid of the Affordable Care Act. What will happen to Obamacare? Also, we monitor how financial markets are doing.

4 States Opt To Raise Minimum Wage; 6 Loosen Marijuana Laws

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 1:53am

California and Washington passed stricter gun control measures, Nebraska and Oklahoma both passed measures backing the death penalty, and Colorado became the sixth state to legalize assisted suicide.

Financial Markets Plunge Amid Uncertainty About Election Outcome

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:37pm

Investors who had been showing fear in recent weeks at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency drove down equities, currencies and Treasurys as early election returns came in.

Samsung Offices Raided In An Investigation Involving A Dressage Horse

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 7:04pm

The manufacturer is suspected of giving as much as $3 million in secret to support the equestrian training and Olympic dreams of the daughter of a close adviser to President Park Geun-hye.

Smith & Wesson To Change Name To Reflect Diverse Holdings

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 5:16pm

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. is asking its shareholders to approve a change in the company's name to American Outdoor Brands Corp. Its guns will keep their famous name.

In Surprise Move, India Voids 500 And 1,000 Rupee Bills To Fight Corruption

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 4:24pm

The change was announced just hours before it took effect. The prime minister said the move would crack down on the country's expansive black market which, he said, is used to fund terrorism.

Iran, France, And China To Develop $6 Billion Gas Field In The Persian Gulf

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:41pm

The deal marks the first Western energy investment in Iran since the loosening of sanctions in January.

Climate Conference Aims To Put Paris Agreement Into Action

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Leaders from 195 nations are meeting in Morocco to come up with specific plans for carrying out a worldwide plan to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Is A Shifting Political Climate Slowing Global Trade?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:49pm

For decades, global trade has been transforming the world's economy. But the days of explosive trade growth may be at an end. Analysts say fewer new trade agreements may be a factor in the slowdown.

Weary Press Corps Can Celebrate Election's End, Then Survey Wreckage

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 7:11am

There's been a fair amount to admire in media coverage of Donald Trump and the 2016 race — but NPR's David Folkenflik thinks that on reflection, many journalists will feel more ambivalence than pride.

Supreme Court Revisits 2008's Housing Collapse With Banking Test Cases

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 2:37am

Miami claims bank foreclosures in 2008 targeted black and Latino homeowners. When they defaulted, property values fell, which meant a drop in taxes. The city wants the right to sue the banks.

Jurors Award $3 Million In Damages In Defamation Suit Against Rolling Stone

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:27pm

Last week, the jury found that a story about an alleged gang rape on campus defamed an administrator of the University of Virginia. When claims in the piece were challenged, the magazine retracted it.




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