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Oct 27, 2017

10/27/2017: Amazon’s second headquarters might be north of the border

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(U.S. Edition) You go to CVS for shampoo, Tylenol and, maybe soon, your health insurance. The company is in talks to buy the health insurance company Aetna for more than $66 billion. We'll take a look at why someone would…

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Amazon might go Canadian for its second headquarters

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Applicants weren't limited to the U.S.
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(U.S. Edition) You go to CVS for shampoo, Tylenol and, maybe soon, your health insurance. The company is in talks to buy the health insurance company Aetna for more than $66 billion. We’ll take a look at why someone would want a health insurance company these days, and the obstacles in the way of this merger. Afterwards, we’ll look at how the energy industry is in a minor rebound. Then, to cap off today’s show, Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan joins us to discuss his guess for Amazon’s second headquarters. Hint: He doesn’t think it’ll be in the U.S.

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