Mar 8, 2017

03/08/17: ‘Big Candy’ is ethically sticky for Trump

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Yesterday we talked about how important but difficult it is for the government to figure out what the Republican's health care reform bill will cost. Now the bill is getting amendments and rewrites, and the GOP is trying to fast-track that process. Plus, the future of a consumer watchdog under President Donald Trump, and the money his resort is getting from Big Candy.

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Tronc reportedly buying Us Weekly despite falling celeb magazine sales

Mar 8, 2017
The publisher of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune apparently wants a piece of the celebrity magazine industry. Tronc, formerly Tribune Publishing, is reportedly in talks to buy Us Weekly.  The New York Post is putting the price somewhere in the ballpark of $90 million. But celebrity magazines are losing their glossy appeal now […]

Why a 'Big Candy' industry meeting is ethically sticky

Mar 8, 2017
The National Confectioners Association is meeting in a Trump hotel to craft their plan for lobbying Trump.
Joe Readle/Getty Images

Consumer watchdog agency is at risk under Trump

Mar 8, 2017
S0me Republicans want major changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
President Donald Trump signs executive orders, including one to review the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, under which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created.
Aude Guerrucci - Pool/Getty Images

The race is on to mark up the Affordable Care Act replacement

Mar 8, 2017
Committee work has begun on the process of marking up the GOP alternative to the Affordable Care Act. But while Obamacare took months to craft, Republican lawmakers are trying to move through their repeal-and-replace bill much swifter. Committee markup on a bill of this size would normally take weeks, but in this case, Republicans are […]

Chicken farmer ramps up biosecurity measures

Mar 8, 2017
Ed Fryar says he's 'watchful' but not worried about the recent avian flu outbreak in Tennessee.
A strain of bird flu was detected in a chicken farm in Tennessee earlier this week, causing worry over the possibility of an avian influenza outbreak.
PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

Job numbers reflect optimism among small businesses

Mar 8, 2017
Companies are betting that Trump will follow through with promised tax cuts and deregulation.
Job seekers talk with recruiters during a career fair. U.S. private payrolls picked up almost 300,000 jobs in February, which was far more than expected, according to an ADP report. More than 100,000 were in small businesses.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Somali-Americans make political strides in Minnesota

Mar 8, 2017
Many say they’re feeling public scrutiny now more than ever.
Shep Harris, left, a lobbyist hired by the Coalition of Somali American Leaders, speaks with state Rep. Ilhan Omar in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Laura Yuen | MPR News

Yesterday we talked about how important but difficult it is for the government to figure out what the Republican’s health care reform bill will cost. Now the bill is getting amendments and rewrites, and the GOP is trying to fast-track that process. Plus, the future of a consumer watchdog under President Donald Trump, and the money his resort is getting from Big Candy.

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Take Me Over Cut Copy
Gold Silver Diamond Generationals
Kamikaze
You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange