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Tennessee Republicans May Keep Residents from Getting Insurance on Exchanges: Are Congrats in Order?

One of the highest principles of the Republican Party destroying Obamacare. It seems that the Republicans in Tennessee may be making a big step in that direction. According to the state's insurance commissioner, the health care exchange in the state is on the edge of collapse. Show More Summary

Government defends Obamacare, saying headlines exaggerate costs

As insurers pull back from federal program, health regulator says consumers will have affordable coverage options

The top 10 jobs for salary and growth in 2016

Ready to start a new job or make a career change? You may want to check out these careers with great salary and growth prospects

Lessons on inequality, labour markets, and conflict from the Gilded Age

Today’s labour market in the US has much in common with that of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, as now, there were few government protections for workers, fears over cheap immigrant labour, rapid technological change, and increasing market concentration. Show More Summary

Is Pokémon Go already passé?

Data indicates that consumers are losing interest in the game, which may benefit Internet rivals

Tesla, among Forbes' most innovative companies

The magazine ranks companies using an algorithm to measure investor enthusiasm

Making whole-child education the norm: How research and policy initiatives can make social and emotional skills a focal point of children’s education

Traits and skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, persistence, and self-control—which are often collectively called noncognitive skills, or social and emotional skills—are vitally important to children’s full development. Developing these skills should thus be an explicit goal of public education.

Making the Federal Reserve Fully Public: Why and How

This paper describes why the Federal Reserve Bank should be fully public and proposes a set of sensible and nonpartisan legislative actions to create that change and enhance public accountability and transparency.

Economic recovery for black and Latino workers expands to more states in the second quarter of 2016

Analyses of state unemployment rates by race and ethnicity for the most recent quarter build on the monthly state employment numbers by showing state-by-state improvements in prospects for black and Latino workers, yet continued high unemployment relative to whites.

Eliminating the marriage penalty would only help affluent couples

The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) recently released a policy agenda purporting to focus on improving women’s lives. The tax policies included are par-for-the-course right-wing talking points focused on lower taxes for the rich.

Black women’s wages are no longer gaining ground on white men’s, and they’re falling further behind white women’s

Black women have experienced the stagnation of wages along with the vast majority of other Americans. But in addition, they also experience lower pay due to gender and race bias.

A sneak peek into Donald Trump's newest hotel

Trump's new Washington, D.C. hotel -- which has three presidential suites and is a few blocks from the White House -- is scheduled for a soft opening on Sept. 12.

What's behind the sharp rise in prescription drug prices?

New study sheds light on the reasons behind skyrocketing prescription drug costs in the U.S.

U.S. home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage

Shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices behind pullback, according to industry group

EpiPen maker accused of gouging consumers, and other MoneyWatch headlines

Lawmakers blast Mylan for nearly 500% hike in price of life-saving EpiPen drug; Tesla anoints Model S world's fastest production car; and McDonald's recalls fitness bands. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.

Stalling problems prompt big Ford recall

Problem with fuel pump control modules in certain 2013 through 2015 models year SUVs and sedans triggers recall

Financial market development is economic development

In theory, firms in developing countries benefit from viable, well-used, stable, and efficient local financial markets as a source of investment for local firms. Financial markets in the home countries of multinationals can also act as a source of FDI to the developing world when local financial markets are weak. Show More Summary

Existing Home Sales decline in July to 5.39 million SAAR

CR Note: I'm in NYC and I will post graphs when I return home.From the NAR: Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in JulyTotal existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million in July from 5.57 million in June. Show More Summary

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