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For Sen. John McCain, A Momentous Few Days

For Sen. John McCain, A Momentous Few Days

Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) for voting against repealing Obamacare . There has been considerable speculation regarding a so-called "skinny package" that would primarily eliminate penalties related to the individual and employer mandates and provide tax cuts to device manufactures and the health insurance industry.


Court orders FAA to review airline seat sizes and legroom space

Court orders FAA to review airline seat sizes and legroom space

While the situation does seem to be getting more uncomfortable, the FAA is now going to look into whether cramped seating may present safety problems, as well. Seat pitch is the distance from one seat to the same spot on the one in front or behind. United Airlines President Scott Kirby told a congressional hearing in May the airline had yet to decide whether to cut pitch to 29 inches in some seats.


Reince Priebus out as President Trump's Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus out as President Trump's Chief of Staff

He offered a local connection to the Trump administration . "It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our country", Priebus said in his formal statement today before the CNN sit-down. He is now the third general in Trump's group of top advisers. Two senior White House officials said Priebus had resigned on Thursday, but another senior West Wing aide said he was ousted from the position.


Charter is said to rebuff Sprint's merger proposal

Charter is said to rebuff Sprint's merger proposal

That means if Charter changes its mind and decides to merge with Sprint, Comcast would have a say in the matter. Charter is the nation's No. 2 cable company and Sprint is the No. Sprint was in a period of exclusive negotiations for two months with Comcast and Charter over the possibility of a wireless partnership. Sprint had previously held talks with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway for an infusion of funding, and also with John Malone's Liberty Media, Reuters reported .


Govt orders study looking at impact of ending free movement from EU

Govt orders study looking at impact of ending free movement from EU

Philip Hammond , the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Amber Rudd , the Home Secretary, say that free movement will, in effect, continue after we leave the EU. "Less positive is the year long delay in the Migration Advisory Committee reporting on the outcome of their consultation and how it fits in with other recent government statements", considered Birly.


Amazon touts Prime Day results despite slumping profits

Amazon touts Prime Day results despite slumping profits

Once again, internet major Amazon's losses from its worldwide business soared, this time over five times for the quarter ending June 30, climbing to as much as $724 million. "We see great momentum and success there, so we continue to invest and we have some of our best people in that business". At the same time profits for the group slumped 77 per cent as it spent more on expanding services such as its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service, its TV on-demand Amazon Channels subscriptions ...