Jul 19, 2017

07/19/2017: Let it fail, or make it fail?

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Republicans didn't have the votes to neither replace nor repeal Obamacare, so President Trump has said to just let it fail. One way to do that is to stop paying the billions in subsidies to insurers that cover out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans. On today's show, we'll look at how plausible it is that that these payments will get halted. Afterwards, we'll discuss the House's consideration of a proposal that would bar states from setting their own rules for self-driving cars, and then talk about how to make the most of your travel points.

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Lassoing the super power of geek chic, Comic-Con sees revenue growth

Jul 19, 2017
The annual Comic-Con International kicks off this week in San Diego. Comic-Con makes money selling tickets, renting floor space to vendors and exhibitors, and getting sponsors. GuideStar, which tracks nonprofits, says the convention has seen steady year-over-year revenue growth for the last 17 years, as comic culture has become central to pop culture. The most […]

07/19/2017: The U.S. may be undergoing a manufacturing revival

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Jul 19, 2017
Markets have more to think about than health care (thankfully). Susan Schmidt from Westwood Holdings Group joined us to talk about other factors investors are looking to, like earnings season and housing starts. Afterwards, we'll talk about the state of the manufacturing industry, and then discuss how Comic-Con makes money for itself.

Congress debates easing regulations on self-driving cars

Jul 19, 2017
The measure would be the first significant federal legislation aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market.

When you should use your miles and when you should pay cash

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Jul 19, 2017
A look at how to spend strategically on your summer vacation.
A plane.
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Republicans didn’t have the votes to neither replace nor repeal Obamacare, so President Trump has said to just let it fail. One way to do that is to stop paying the billions in subsidies to insurers that cover out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans. On today’s show, we’ll look at how plausible it is that that these payments will get halted. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the House’s consideration of a proposal that would bar states from setting their own rules for self-driving cars, and then talk about how to make the most of your travel points.

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