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Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 06:07 PM CDT

Premiums Rising 34 Pct. for Most Popular Health Plan: Study

Premiums Rising 34 Pct. for Most Popular Health Plan: Study

Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study out Wednesday that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers. Wind...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 02:49 PM CDT

Walgreens to Stock Stores Nationwide With Narcan Nasal Spray

Walgreens to Stock Stores Nationwide With Narcan Nasal Spray

Walgreens announced this week that it plans to stock all of its stores across the US with Narcan as the nation's opioid epidemic reaches new levels.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 09:23 AM CDT

White House Welcomes Senate Vote Killing Consumer Rule

White House Welcomes Senate Vote Killing Consumer Rule

The White House is welcoming a congressional measure killing the ability of millions of Americans to band together to sue bank or credit card companies to resolve financial disputes in a major win for Wall...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 06:21 PM CDT

Calls for Probe After Zinke Neighbor Gets PR Power Contract

Calls for Probe After Zinke Neighbor Gets PR Power Contract

Members of Congress from both parties on Tuesday called for an investigation into a $300 million contract awarded to a small company based in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown of Whitefish, Montana. The...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 03:17 PM CDT

Twitter to Start Labeling Political Ads

Twitter to Start Labeling Political Ads

As political pressure mounts on social media companies to say where ads are coming from, Twitter will reveal more information about political advertising on its platform. Twitter said in a blog post on...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM CDT

Puerto Rico Tourism Craters in Wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Tourism Craters in Wake of Hurricane Maria

The narrow blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are deserted. Cigar shops are boarded up. Boutiques in bright colonial buildings are closed. "It's like a ghost town," said Mike Maione, a 57-year-old tourist...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 05:02 PM CDT

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring. The online...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 12:58 PM CDT

Target Says Customers Want It to Pause the 'Christmas Creep'

Target Says Customers Want It to Pause the 'Christmas Creep'

Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgivi...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 05:37 AM CDT

October Is the Best Month to Book Holiday Airfare

October Is the Best Month to Book Holiday Airfare

The idea that the sooner you book, the more you save, isn't necessarily true. If you waited until this month to purchase your flight home for Thanksgiving, you won't pay much more than others who booked months...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 03:25 PM CDT

Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift

Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift

Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google's digital ad...

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