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Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)
Robert Coon

Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become the apps of choice for tech-savvy travelers in cities across the country – and worldwide. But as the companies have increased in popularity, opposition has grown as well. With Uber and Lyft currently looking at entering the Little Rock market, will our local officials embrace them or slam the door?
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Chris Christie, Mitt Romney to Stump for Asa Hutchinson

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson is enlisting the help of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie next month.
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Obamacare Hit by Ruling, but Subsidies to Continue

A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
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Arkansas Republicans Tout Anti-Tax Message at Convention

Trying to complete a takeover of the state's top offices this November, Arkansas Republicans touted a tax-cutting, anti-regulation message and derided Democrats as too tied to their national party as the GOP gathered Saturday for their annual convention.
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