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Nov 13, 2017

11/13/2017: Your next favorite brunch spot could be … your bank

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With the rise of online banking, branches are looking for innovative ways to attract people. One bank in Berlin added a cafe and co-working space, as well as a kids’ corner and a space for gallery exhibitions. Plus, travel insurance is on the rise. And we have reports on dividend cuts at General Electric, the ongoing tax cuts saga and President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Trying to follow the competing GOP tax bills? We're confused, too.

Nov 13, 2017
As congressional Republicans keep grinding away on their tax bill, the question is: which tax bill? The full House is planning to vote on its bill this week. The Senate Finance Committee started work on its bill today, and President Donald Trump tweeted several suggestions, including a provision to repeal the Obamacare individual mandate. There’s […]

Nervous Americans are shelling out for travel insurance

Nov 13, 2017
Travelers, wary of potential terrorism and natural disasters, are increasingly protecting themselves in advance.
Americans spent almost $3 billion on insurance in 2016, up 19 percent from two years earlier, the US Travel Insurance Association says. Above, travelers make their way to flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

GE cuts dividend but shareholders may ultimately benefit

Nov 13, 2017
General Electric announced today that all is maybe not well inside the multinational conglomerate empire. CEO John Flannery said the next couple years will be less profitable than previously thought and that, among other changes, he company will cut its annual dividend in half. That may sound scary if you’re holding some GE stock, or […]

Would you eat lunch at the bank of the future?

Nov 13, 2017
Banks introduce experimental features like cafes and co-working space to lure millennials back to branches.
This Berlin branch of Deutsche Bank hopes its co-working space and shared courtyard will lure in potential clients.
Clare Toeniskoetter for Marketplace

Another spin of the revolving door between industry and Washington

Nov 13, 2017
President Donald Trump today announced his pick for HHS Secretary.
Alex Azar was U.S. deputy secretary of Health and Human Services in 2006 when this photo was taken in Paris with Alice Dautry, director of the Pasteur Institute, a French research laboratory.
STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images

With the rise of online banking, branches are looking for innovative ways to attract people. One bank in Berlin added a cafe and co-working space, as well as a kids’ corner and a space for gallery exhibitions. Plus, travel insurance is on the rise. And we have reports on dividend cuts at General Electric, the ongoing tax cuts saga and President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Department of Health and Human Services.