The administration's self-imposed deadline for healthcare.gov to be "working smoothly" for the "vast majority of users" is Saturday, November 30. Since this announcement of this date, officials have taken pains to emphasize that it will remain a work in progress in the days after. But as the glitches that have plagued users attempting to sign up for insurance through the website are resolved, it may shift attention to the other major player in the healthcare exchange: the insurance companies.
ADM is a grain company. It takes corn, soybeans, and wheat and turns them into food ingredients, animal feed, chemicals, and fuel. It had pushed hard for the GrainCorp deal. Earlier this week, it offered up an additional $200 million to build agriculture infrastructure in Australia, to sweeten the pot a little. No such luck.
In 2012, how many of the Fortune 500 companies -- the largest publicly listed companies in the United States -- individually generated $10 billion or more in profits?