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Who is Steve Bannon, and why is the new head of the Trump campaign? We've got answers; Univision makes another English-language audience grab with Gawker; and Kai talks to with David Malpass, an economic advisor to Donald Trump.

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Univision plus Gawker adds up to what?

Aug 17, 2016
The Spanish-language network wants more young bilingual viewers
An Univision presenter stands in front of TV cameras. 
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A focus on shareholder value for long-term shareholders

Aug 17, 2016
J.M. Smucker rewards long-term shareholders with greater voting rights
Companies like jam-maker J.M. Smucker have used a tenure stock-voting structure to reward long-term investors for holding on to their stock.
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Insurers lag in preparing for climate change

Aug 17, 2016
A pair of studies show insurance companies still have a lot to figure out.
New studies suggest that insurance companies have a long way to go in adapting to climate change.
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Aetna letter sparks controversy

Aug 17, 2016
The insurer warned the DOJ of quitting some health exchanges if merger were challenged.
Former Aetna chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini.
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Trump campaign adds Breitbart CEO, throws out teleprompter

Aug 17, 2016
Stephen Bannon is new Trump CEO.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leaves after speaking during his campaign event at the Ocean Center Convention Center on August 3, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. 
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Renting becomes a lifestyle for the long haul

Aug 17, 2016
Falling homeownership rates could give way to a permanent renter class
The rising cost of home prices may be creating a permanent renter class.
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David Malpass on advising Donald Trump

Aug 17, 2016
David Malpass advised the Reagan and Bush administrations on economic issues. Now, he's advising Donald Trump.
Republican David R. Malpass shakes hands with Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes, before announcing his U.S. Senate candidacy in front of City Hall April 14, 2010 in New York City. Malpass is one of the Republican challengers to Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's seat in the upcoming November elections. Malpass is a former adviser to Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. and served as chief economist at Bear Stearns. 
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McDonald's is no longer putting fitness trackers in Happy Meals

Aug 17, 2016
Update: As quickly as they came, the trackers are gone.
Children from the Cantagalo 'favela' community enjoy happy meals at McDonalds before heading to the Olympic Rugby 7's on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
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Who is Steve Bannon, and why is the new head of the Trump campaign? We’ve got answers; Univision makes another English-language audience grab with Gawker; and Kai talks to with David Malpass, an economic advisor to Donald Trump.

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