Senate Republicans finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here’s a good explanation of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which asks low- and middle-income Americans to spend significantly more for less coverage.
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President Trump got some hands-on time with a drone during Wednesday’s White House meeting with tech execs from wireless giants, drone makers and VC firms. The main agenda was urging the Trump administration to eliminate federal restrictions, but as one drone company CEO in attendance said, the drone industry needs more regulation, not less. Meanwhile, the market for industrial robots that make other machines like cars and laptops is expected to triple in less than 10 years.
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More than a thousand Uber employees circulated an internal email petition to ask the board to let CEO Travis Kalanick return from resignation. Meanwhile, Alphabet says in its continuing lawsuit against Uber that Kalanick knew that one of his top executives — a former Alphabet self-driving tech engineer — had taken proprietary Alphabet information, and that Kalanick had ordered its destruction.
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Tesla is talking to the major music labels about creating its own streaming music service. Elon Musk’s company wants to license a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already come equipped with a high-tech dashboard and internet connectivity.
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Nike’s announcement that it will sell its sneakers directly through Amazon cost competing sports retailers more than $1 billion in market value in just one day. And since Amazon announced its acquisition of Whole Foods last Friday, supermarket rivals have maintained a combined market loss of more than $21 billion.
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Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt and GV founder Bill Maris are throwing their connections behind a new nonprofit startup aimed at promoting tech entrepreneurship in Southern California, with a focus on health and medical technology. Separately, Google is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security on a $1.5 million contest to find an algorithm that would identify concealed objects in images captured by airport body scanners.
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