Archive for July 28th, 2017

Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son is pursuing a full-blown merger of the two companies that would create a media and communications giant, people familiar with the matter said.

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The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help — and it needs it soon. Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces this fall, in part because insurers are facing deep uncertainty about whether the Trump administration will continue to make key subsidy payments…

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The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help and it needs it soon.

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Wells Fargo will give refunds to more than 570,000 auto loan customers who were also charged for auto insurance without their knowledge. 

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<p>Shares of Tesla Inc rose nearly 1 percent on Friday ahead of a handover to customers of its first Model 3 sedans, the electric cars that Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is betting will propel his company into the mass market.</p>

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The program, known as myRA, was meant to help people without access to workplace savings plans put away money for retirement.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will work to cut the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels, with the goal of preventing thousands of tobacco-related deaths a year. The surprise move sent shares of cigarette stocks plummeting.

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One industry drew the most fire from consumers, who cited faulty products and financial headaches

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Jeff Bezos' wealth has been on a wild roller-coaster ride over the past 24 hours.

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<p>Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. agency that manages the national park system is tweaking its mission to include a new priority: Generating cash.</p>

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As you may know Google has done an almost obsessive amount of research into what makes a high performing team. This post from Michael Schneider summarises what they found, into five traits that are easy to understand and easy to identify. Very powerful.

1. Dependability.
Team members get things done on time and meet expectations.

2. Structure and clarity.
High-performing teams have clear goals, and have well-defined roles within the group.

3. Meaning.
The work has personal significance to each member.

4. Impact.
The group believes their work is purposeful and positively impacts the greater good.

5. Psychological Safety.
When everyone is safe to take risks, voice their opinions, and ask judgment-free questions.

I love this for it’s simplicity and completeness. Unfortunately implementation sometimes remains challenging.

 



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The so-called Big Six of Republican policy makers has now laid out general guidelines for tax legislation. The group including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn favors a long list of items income tax rate cuts, more generous business deductions, changes to the taxation of foreign income, and so on.
This agreement might seem to make tax changes inevitable. President Trump has said that…

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A leader of California's marijuana industry warned Wednesday that the state's cannabis growers produce eight times the pot that is consumed in the state so some will face "painful" pressure to reduce crops under new state regulations that will ban exports after Jan. 1.

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading and expanding a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide that may be linked to crashes and injuries.

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Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time.People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don't, new research…

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