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Employers Fear GOP Health Overhaul Could Damage Job-Based Insurance

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:00am

Large companies in particular — those that have always offered job-based medical coverage — say a poorly thought-out replacement might turn out to be worse for them and their workers.

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Fox Rejects Super Bowl Ad With Immigration Theme; Another Will Air

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:58am

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, David Greene talks to Jose Villa, president of the marketing firm Sensis, about ads that touch on themes of immigrant suffering and striving in America.

Snapchat, All Grown-Up: 5 Things We Learned From Snap's IPO Filing

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 8:22pm

Snap — expected to be valued at more than $20 billion when it goes public — may be the first company to use the term "sexting" in an initial public offering filing with the SEC.

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Uber CEO Leaves Business Council After Criticism From Trump Opponents

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 6:02pm

Travis Kalanick said in an email to employees, "Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that."

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Financial Industry Groups Fear Trump Will Block Investor Protection Rule

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

The financial services industry is hopeful that President Trump will move to delay and perhaps overturn an investor protection rule put in place by the Obama administration. The rule requires that financial advisers act in their clients best interest when it comes to their retirement accounts. It has been widely supported by consumer groups, unions and financial watchdogs. The financial industry lobbied against the rule saying it would have unintended consequences and created too much paperwork to make it worth it for advisers to work with small clients.

Federal Program Helps American Workers Who Lost Jobs To Trade Policies

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

Much has been said about American workers who have lost their jobs to trade policies. But there's a little-known federal program designed to get them back in the workforce.

Facebook Confronts Role In Providing Entrepreneurs Access To Online World

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

For some Facebook users, the platform is more important than having a drivers license. They need Facebook in order to make a living, but they find the rules change often, and the company boots people out without a clear reason or appeals process. As CEO Mark Zuckerberg undertakes his Middle America tour this year, he may want to confront the realities of Facebook's economic impact on others.

Trump Vows To 'Destroy' Provision On Tax-Exempt Organizations

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with George Washington University law professor Miriam Galston about the Johnson Amendment. It's a tax code provision that prevents tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political activities. President Trump says his administration will "totally destroy" it.

Treasury Allows Limited Contact Between U.S. Companies, Russian Intelligence Agency

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:31pm

The administration has modified sanctions against Russia's domestic intelligence agency put in place in December under President Obama.

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