Marketplace for Thursday, July 23, 2015
Jul 23, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, July 23, 2015: Health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna are closing in on a $48 billion merger, just days after Aetna announced plans to acquire Humana for $37 billion. These deals could help insurers navigate the changes brought about by healthcare reform, but how will they affect consumers? Next, it's not easy doing business in China these days, with the stock market and property values falling. U.S. companies are having to adapt to a more mature Chinese economy.  

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US companies adjust to a more mature Chinese economy

Jul 23, 2015
Some Wall Street investors are leaving as China's growth slows.

Jobless claims reach 40-year low. Is wage growth next?

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Jul 23, 2015
The labor market is looking much tighter, and that could mean pay raises.

Celebrities are mastering the art of the group selfie

Jul 23, 2015
They are nothing but efficient.

Will health insurance mergers help or hurt consumers?

Jul 23, 2015
Industry giants Anthem and Cigna are closing in on a $48 billion deal.

Exit Grexit, enter Brexit. Could the UK quit the EU?

Jul 23, 2015
Many Brits are unhappy with Europe, maybe enough to vote for leaving the union.
Some in the U.K. want Britain to exit the European Union, whose flag, right, flies next to the Union Jack at EU headquarters in Brussels. Those Britons are angry about the EU's treatment of Greece.
GERARD CERLES/AFP/Getty Images

HBO picks up former ESPN host Bill Simmons

The sports channel has had a talent drain recently. What's going on over there?
Bill Simmons will be hosting a weekly talk show for HBO next year, according to the New York Times.
Amy Sussman/Getty Images the New Yorker

The changing platform for YouTube stardom

Jul 23, 2015
Content creators have a whole new world in front of them.

The Konami Code for vintage gamers

Jul 23, 2015
Arcade owner doesn't see business slowing any time soon.

Airing on Thursday, July 23, 2015: Health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna are closing in on a $48 billion merger, just days after Aetna announced plans to acquire Humana for $37 billion. These deals could help insurers navigate the changes brought about by healthcare reform, but how will they affect consumers? Next, it’s not easy doing business in China these days, with the stock market and property values falling. U.S. companies are having to adapt to a more mature Chinese economy.  

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