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‘Obamacare’ Tax Repeal Added to $1.4 Trillion Wrap-Up Spending Bill

Retired coal miners and longtime opponents of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans are eyeing big wins as top congressional leaders and the Trump White House close in on a deal on a government-wide spending bill that’s also carrying lots of overdue Washington business. The bill would also increase the age nationwide for purchasing tobacco …

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The UN Went Full Force on Climate Change This Year, But Will It Change the Business World?

As United Nations member countries wrapped up the 25th annual climate change negotiations conference in Madrid, the world saw yet another round of pledges from the private sector to do its part in fighting climate change. The question remains if the commitments made in Spain and earlier in the year at various global climate conferences …

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The Idea of ‘Blitzscaling’ May Be Losing Popularity in Silicon Valley

In case you haven’t already overdosed on WeWork content (I’m close), the Wall Street Journal published a massive article titled, “The Money Men Who Enabled Adam Neumann and the WeWork Debacle,” which focuses on the financiers who enabled WeWork’s dramatic rise and fall.  Although it’s a lot of information we already know, there are still …

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‘Wrong Decision’: Hallmark Channel Reinstates Commercial Featuring Two Women Kissing

The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision,” said Sunday it will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group. The earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the …

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First the NBA, Now Soccer: Arsenal Star’s Uighur Comments Risk Another League’s China Business

First it was basketball. Now it’s soccer. The two most popular foreign sports leagues in China are finding it increasingly difficult to work in the country, home to the world’s largest population and fastest growing sports fanbase. Just a few months ago, general manager for the Houston Rockets Daryl Morey sent a short tweet in …

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