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Oct 23, 2013

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President Obama promised that no one who had health insurance would have to change because of the new health care law, but hundreds-of-thousands of people who have individual policies are receiving cancellation notices from their insurers. In many cases, though, they will be offered new policies that are more comprehensive and no more expensive. Plus, as online retailers fight for a piece of the customer pie, the ability to deliver goods quickly and cheaply is key. eBay has bought the same-day delivery service Shutl and Amazon tries to lock in customers with its Prime service that allows "free" shipping with an annual subscription. Finally, investing in nascent companies has, for the most part, been the preserve of the wealthy. Until now. A new law will allow people of average means to play venture capitalist. 

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You care, I care, we all care about Obamacare

Oct 23, 2013
President Obama promised that no one who had health insurance would have to change because of the new health care law. He meant employer-sponsored insurance.

SEC's Kickstarter rule: Everyone's a venture capitalist!

Oct 23, 2013
Investing in nascent companies has, for the most part, been the preserve of the wealthy. Until now.
Allison Kave and Keavy Blueher, owners of Butter & Scotch, which is 2 weeks into a Kickstarter campaign, intended to raise $50,000 to open a cocktail bar/pastry shop in Brooklyn.

Free shipping? I got your free shipping, right here

Oct 23, 2013
As online retailers fight for a piece of the customer pie, the ability to deliver goods quickly and cheaply is key.

New nuclear plant is explosive issue for some Brits

Oct 23, 2013
Britain has just approved construction of its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years.

Bank of America and Countrywide's "Hustle"

Oct 23, 2013
A jury in Manahattan found Bank of America guilty of a single count of civil fraud related to defective mortgages sold by Countrywide Financial.

Picky eaters: Making school meals that kids will eat

Oct 23, 2013
More than half of public school children now qualify for free and reduced-price meals. But getting kids to actually eat school meals can be tough.

President Obama promised that no one who had health insurance would have to change because of the new health care law, but hundreds-of-thousands of people who have individual policies are receiving cancellation notices from their insurers. In many cases, though, they will be offered new policies that are more comprehensive and no more expensive. Plus, as online retailers fight for a piece of the customer pie, the ability to deliver goods quickly and cheaply is key. eBay has bought the same-day delivery service Shutl and Amazon tries to lock in customers with its Prime service that allows “free” shipping with an annual subscription. Finally, investing in nascent companies has, for the most part, been the preserve of the wealthy. Until now. A new law will allow people of average means to play venture capitalist. 

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