Marketplace for Friday, November 22, 2013
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Justin Rowlatt of the BBC talks about helium’s impact on the world, and what’s being done to conserve it. Wall Street bankers take a turn on the stand-up comedy stage. Cable TV has been losing subscribers to satellite and phone companies—not to mention a growing online video presence. How will merging Time Warner with another company affect the cable TV business? Social media art sales are breaking down the white walls of the traditional art gallery business model. Now that the rules for breaking a Senate filibuster have changed, what will be President Obama's first move?
Posted In: Affordable Care Act
Yet another Obamacare delay.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap
A look back at the business and economic news of the week, with Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune.
Posted In: Time Warner Cable, charter, internet service providers
There are reports that Charter Communications is looking to swallow up the much larger Time Warner Cable in a leveraged buyout. And Comcast could be interested too.
Posted In: california, covered california, health insurance exchanges, Affordable Care Act
California says no to letting insurers reissue canceled plans for another year. And it’s not just because the policies are substandard. Without those customers on the exchanges the whole thing could collapse.
Posted In: government, filibuster, nuclear option, Senate
The Democrats go nuclear and finally crack the ice on what has amounted to a hiring freeze, since President Obama took office.