Jun 27, 2017

06/27/2017: What’s "affordable health care" even look like?

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Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell pumped the brakes on health care today, delaying the vote on the GOP's Obamacare replacement until after the July Fourth holiday. Stocks took a little dive today amid all the uncertainty, in no small part because the health care bill is actually a tax bill. Something we'll try to hash out today: This plan is all about making health care more affordable, but once you get past all the politicking, what's that even mean? Then: the latest on ransomware attacks that are spreading across Europe today. Plus, looking back at the legacy of ATMs on their 50th anniversary.

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Happy Birthday, ATMs!

Jun 27, 2017
The first automatic teller was installed outside London 50 years ago. Here's how it's changed us.
People gather to see a demonstration of the "robot cashier" in Enfield, England. 
Courtesy of Bernardo Batiz-Lazo

U.S.-owned factories in Mexico welcome the prospect of NAFTA changes

Jun 27, 2017
Maquila owners say the current version makes it a harder to operate in Mexico compared to the U.S.
Alberto Martinez welds steel at a maquila owned by Metal Industries of Florida.
Lorne Matalon

Massive ransomware attack in Europe all but promises more to come

Jun 27, 2017
Dozens of databases are hit in the cyber attack. The thing they all have in common? Vulnerable networks.
DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

A new study out of Seattle shows the downside of minimum wage increases

Jun 27, 2017
The city is making its way towards a $15-an-hour minimum wage, but are employers cutting hours to compensate?
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signs a bill that incrementally raises the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour on June 3, 2014, in Seattle.
David Ryder/Getty Images

New York’s plagued subway annoys riders and hurts the economy

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Jun 27, 2017
You thought your commute was bad? More than 30 New York City subway riders got hurt this morning after two cars derailed, scraped the side of the subway tunnel and came to a stop. Delays spread throughout the system. It’s the kind of hang-up New Yorkers are sadly accustomed to, with about 70,000 subway delays per […]

Auto rental companies seeking a driverless lift from tech firms

Jun 27, 2017
The rise of ride-sharing apps has been tough for old-school rental car agencies. Who wants to pay for a car and parking when a couple of rides might be cheaper? But this week some rental car companies are getting a boost from partnerships with tech firms. Google’s Waymo announced a deal with Avis Budget Group […]

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell pumped the brakes on health care today, delaying the vote on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement until after the July Fourth holiday. Stocks took a little dive today amid all the uncertainty, in no small part because the health care bill is actually a tax bill. Something we’ll try to hash out today: This plan is all about making health care more affordable, but once you get past all the politicking, what’s that even mean? Then: the latest on ransomware attacks that are spreading across Europe today. Plus, looking back at the legacy of ATMs on their 50th anniversary.

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