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Oct 19, 2016
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ER visits continue, despite insurance

Oct 19, 2016
D Gorenstein

Emergency rooms and hospitals are among the most expensive places to get health care. One of the big selling points for Obamacare was the idea that if people get insurance, they’ll have better preventive care and end up in the ER a lot less.

Today we have new data that buries that idea.

CBS is on board for Google's live TV service

Oct 19, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

Competition is getting fiercer for web-only TV — Netflix and Amazon are expected to spend $5 billion and $1.5 billion on original content this year, respectively. But cable TV doesn't want to feel left out.

It's not just Barb, Netflix is also having a moment

Oct 19, 2016
Sally Herships

Welcome to Hawkins. It’s a tiny town in Indiana — the setting for Netflix’s hit show, "Stranger Things." A small boy has gone missing. There’s a strange creature in the woods, flickering lights and people in the town are disappearing, one by one. The show is practically impossible not to binge watch.

Big banks profit by sticking to their knitting

Oct 19, 2016
Amy Scott

Morgan Stanley turned in a better-than-expected third quarter profit today, following similar news from Goldman Sachs Tuesday. Both banks reported a more than 50 percent rise in profits, driven by a rebound in trading. The news caps off a strong earnings season for big banks generally. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America all beat analyst expectations.

This is in spite of grumbling that the Dodd-Frank financial regulations enacted after the financial crisis have made it harder for banks to make money.