Sep 22, 2017

09/22/2017: What’s driving the Senate’s looming deadline

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When Senator John McCain announced he'd vote no on the latest GOP replacement for Obamacare, he said: "The specter of September 30th budget reconciliation deadline has hung over this entire process," and he's right. We keep hearing about how Republicans need to get something done by the end of the month, and we'll start today's show with the health care drama and the legislative mechanism driving it. Then: Aaron Hernandez's autopsy result showed severe brain damage, and it's just the latest in a string of injury revelations for the NFL, but what effect will they really have on the league's $14 billion business? Plus, the latest bad news for Uber.

 

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Officials fight to keep the state and local tax deduction

Sep 22, 2017
GOP lawmakers consider eliminating it as apart of a tax-reform plan.
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Brain injury revelations are nothing new for the NFL

Sep 22, 2017
The news that former Patriot Aaron Hernandez suffered advanced brain disease will do little to hurt the business.
Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.  An autopsy showed Hernandez had advanced-stage chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E.
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Some Germans bridle at the widespread use of English

Sep 22, 2017
The ubiquitous use of the language in Germany is prompting a backlash.
 German flags fly over the Reichstag, seat of the Bundestag, on Sept. 4 in Berlin, Germany.
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If Graham-Cassidy’s doomed, what's that mean for the economy?

Sep 22, 2017
A roundup of this week's business and economic news.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) (2nd L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listen during a news conference on health care September 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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More bad news for Uber. This time from London.

Sep 22, 2017
Uber has a new fire to put out. The city of London said today that when Uber’s license to operate expires at the end of the month, it’s bye bye Uber. There won’t be a renewal. The company has been trying to recover from a long list of woes, which include — but are not […]

Reconciliation budget rule may not help GOP repeal Obamacare in time

Sep 22, 2017
In Washington, it’s another day of drama as Republicans race against the clock to repeal Obamacare. Senator John McCain said today he could not, in good conscience, vote for the latest version of the Obamacare repeal. That means if one more Senate Republican becomes a hard no, the bill is basically dead. In a statement, […]

When Senator John McCain announced he’d vote no on the latest GOP replacement for Obamacare, he said: “The specter of September 30th budget reconciliation deadline has hung over this entire process,” and he’s right. We keep hearing about how Republicans need to get something done by the end of the month, and we’ll start today’s show with the health care drama and the legislative mechanism driving it. Then: Aaron Hernandez’s autopsy result showed severe brain damage, and it’s just the latest in a string of injury revelations for the NFL, but what effect will they really have on the league’s $14 billion business? Plus, the latest bad news for Uber.

 

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