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Mar 14, 2017

03/14/2017: When health care reform is tax reform

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We're still digging through the Congressional Budget Office report on Republicans' Obamacare replacement. Today we're looking at the plan's $600 billion in tax cuts for the health industry and wealthy Americans. Then, what you need to know about Intel's big bid…

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When is a health care bill not a health care bill? When it's a tax bill.

Mar 14, 2017
The GOP health plan includes $600 billion in tax cuts for the health industry and wealthy Americans.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) takes his notes after talking to reporters about the American Health Care Act with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) outside Ryan's office in the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Automakers and tech companies fight over smart cars

Mar 14, 2017
Intel announced this week it’s acquiring the Israeli company Mobileye for about $15 billion. The merger is part of the tech giant’s bid to become a leader in developing self-driving vehicles. The convergence of automobiles and technology is making for…

A luxury department store with issues

Mar 14, 2017
The private-equity outfit that owns 100-year old luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has hired advisers to shop the company for a sale. Neiman might come with a lot of baggage, including almost $5 billion in debt rated at junk status. In…

False information on the internet is hiding the truth about onions

Mar 14, 2017
Tom Scocca wants to fight "the darkness of falsehood." He's starting with onions.









Google changed the search results on how long it takes to caramelize onions after Tom Scocca's recent blog post.
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Immigration is front and center in Netherlands election

Mar 14, 2017
Dutch candidate Geert Wilders wants to close mosques, ban the Koran and leave the EU.
Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch PVV political party, speaks at a conference of European right-wing parties on January 21, 2017 in Koblenz, Germany.
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NBA's D-League partners with Gatorade

Mar 14, 2017
The deal could pay off, but some fear the fans are tired of branding and advertising.
 A Gatorade sports bottle is seen before a basketball game.
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We’re still digging through the Congressional Budget Office report on Republicans’ Obamacare replacement. Today we’re looking at the plan’s $600 billion in tax cuts for the health industry and wealthy Americans. Then, what you need to know about Intel’s big bid to get in the autonomous car business. Plus: inside the NBA’s minor leagues and one man’s mission to spread the truth about caramelized onions.

Music from the episode

Eyes To The Wind The War On Drugs
It Gets Funkier IV Vulfpeck, Louis Cole
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Girls On T.V. Tashaki Miyaki