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GOP’s renewed ‘Obamacare’ repeal push gains steam, hurdles remain

“With Democrats unanimously against the bill, Republicans commanding the Senate 52-48 would lose if just three GOP senators are opposed” writes Alan Fram for thebostonchannel.com. The bill would reduce spending gaps between states that expanded Medicaid under Obama’s law and the mostly GOP states that did not.Republican senators have until Sept. 30 to get a bill passed Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law is gaining momentum. Source: thebostonchannel.com Share This:

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The Food Network wants its own version of BuzzFeed’s Tasty

“That’s a realm where BuzzFeed’s Tasty, along with the digital media company Tastemade have thrived” writes Mike Shields for businessinsider.com. The cable network’s parent company Scripps Networks next month will launch a food-centric media brand that will live primarily on social media, not unlike BuzzFeed’s wildly-popular Tasty brand.Genius Kitchen, which won’t carry any Food Network branding, will feature a mix of short-form entertaining food clips, original series, and 500,000 instructional recipe videos, the company said.Scripps isn’t the only traditional media company trying to nurture distinctive, non-branded content companies. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The Amazon juggernaut has traders making record bets against America’s largest grocer

“Kroger, the largest traditional grocer in the US, has already seen its stock plummet 30% since Amazon first announced its acquisition of Whole Foods” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com.au. The Cincinnati-based grocery chain most recently saw its stock rocked by Amazon after the company announced that it would start cutting prices at Whole Foods. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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Oil Daily Review September 19, 2017

Oil Daily Review for September 19, 2017 Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices Grind Higher – How Much Further? Crude oil prices oscillate around $50 while natural gas tinkers with a mild break higher. The waves hint at higher prices still.   U.S. shale oil output expected to rise by 79,000 barrels a day in October: EIA Shale crude-oil production from seven major U.S. oil plays is expected to see a monthly climb of 79,000 barrels a day in October to 6.083 million barr   PETROBRAS: Oil And Gas Output…

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5 Things Shady Car Dealers Try To Sneak Past You

“Almost every purchase agreement used by car dealers today contains language specifying that verbal and oral statements of the dealer are meaningless unless they are reduced to writing and added to the purchase agreement” writes unknown author for popularmechanics.com. Car dealers are becoming quite adept at sneaking things into purchase documents, to the point where car buyers today have no idea that they signed away many of their legal rights – until it is too late.That’s when some dealers slide various add-on items into the purchase agreement – below the…

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This listed house is on the market for £1… what’s the catch?

“Yet, the three-storey house certainly shows great potential, if the staircases between each of the levels can be repaired” writes Daily Mirror for aol.co.uk. The nominal fee as the guide price for the three-storey house in Kilmarnock represents there is quite a bit of work to be done.Just a stone’s throw from the town centre and all the local amenities, this home is up on the market for just a quid.See also: The best time of the year to sell your house See also: Can’t shift your home?.  Source: aol.co.uk…

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Synchronoss’s stock plunges after Siris ends buyout interest

“Siris still owns about 6 million Synchronoss shares, or 13% of the shares outstanding, and said it is prepared to consider other forms of a potential transaction” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Synchronoss said it remains in “active discussions” with Siris and other interested parties in a potential deal.SNCR, +3.97% sank 15% in premarket trade Tuesday, after its largest shareholder, Siris Capital Group, disclosed that it was no longer interested in pursuing an all-cash buyout of the mobile cloud solutions company. The stock had run up 56% over the past…

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Q&A for federal workers: Veterans preference in hiring

“Veterans whose military service meets certain standards get preference for a large majority of federal jobs” reports washingtonpost.com. There are additional advantages for disabled veterans, as well as a program in which veterans can be hired without competition into certain jobs for a trial period and then converted to the civil service later. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Why international aid so often falls short — and sometimes makes things worse

“In a new study published in International Studies Quarterly, we argue that aid agencies are actually making the challenge of institution-building more difficult” reports washingtonpost.com. Aid agencies are under intense pressure to produce specific, measurable near-term results.We examined a sample of World Bank projects approved between 2003 and 2011 and identified all of the project goals related to building institutions.Why would development agencies take steps that make the problem worse?.  Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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