Business

6:01pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Business

How Health Care Ruling Impacts Small Business

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 7:32 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

Throughout the health care debate, the plight of small business owners has been a recurring theme. Their premiums are often much higher than those paid by big business. The Obama administration argues its health care legislation will lower their costs and expand options for coverage, but opponents argue the opposite.

Today's small business owners had mixed reactions, as we hear from NPR's Wendy Kaufman.

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4:57pm

Thu June 28, 2012
The Salt

How The Taste Of Tomatoes Went Bad (And Kept On Going)

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 7:32 pm

Notice how some of these tomatoes have unripe-looking tops? Those "green shoulders" are actually the keys to flavor.
pocius Flickr.com

The tomato is the vegetable (or fruit, if you must) that we love to hate. We know how good it can be and how bad it usually is. And everybody just wants to know: How did it get that way?

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4:13pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Business

Insurance Industry Tries To Swallow Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 7:32 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

For more now on the political impact of the Supreme Court ruling, we're joined by NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Mara, hi.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, Melissa.

BLOCK: We heard jubilation from Democrats, some shock from Republicans there. This is clearly a very important legal win for the president and for his policy on health care. But until this point, health care has not always been a winning issue for the president. Let's listen to some of what he said today addressing that question.

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3:58pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Health Care Law Upheld. Now What?

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 4:26 pm

A bulletin board in New York's Jamaica Hospital offers advice for uninsured patients.
Seth Wenig AP

Now that the Supreme Court has decided that the Affordable Care Act can stand, it's time to think about what the law actually means for your medical coverage. The requirement that everyone buy health insurance (the individual mandate) has gotten all the attention, but there's a lot more to the health law. So let's review the changes the law has already wrought and those that still lie ahead:

WHAT'S IN EFFECT:

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11:27am

Thu June 28, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 2:55 pm

Supporters of the health care law march in front of the Supreme Court building.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

In one of the most widely anticipated decisions in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the sweeping federal law overhauling the nation's health care system is constitutional.

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9:55am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

As It Happened: Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:39 pm

Supporters of President Obama's health care legislation celebrated outside after hearing that the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

The Supreme Court ruled today that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is constitutional — giving the Obama administration a big election year win over conservative critics who argue that the health care overhaul is a step on the way toward socialized medicine.

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8:40am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Dip Only Slightly; First-Quarter GDP Estimate Unchanged

Two fresh bits of economic data, neither of which change the picture much if at all:

-- The Employment and Training Administration says there were 386,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 6,000 from the week before. But it also revised up that previous week's estimate, from the initial report of 387,000.

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8:03am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

News Corp. Confirms Split; Rupert Murdoch Will Chair Both Companies

Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., with one of his company's British tabloids.
Arthur Edwards News International/Getty Images

Saying that the move will create two companies, one a "world-class" publisher and the other an "unmatched global media and entertainment" giant, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. just confirmed it is planning to separate into two distinct units.

Murdoch, a legend in the news and entertainment businesses whose TV ventures include Fox News Channel, will "serve as chairman of both companies and CEO of the media and entertainment company," the company added.

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7:42am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

JPMorgan's Losses 'May Reach $9 Billion'

JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

5:16am

Thu June 28, 2012
Europe

European Leaders Grapple With Saving Euro

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:34 pm

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