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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

By Mary Agnes Carey

Customers walk into a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City on Monday.

In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a key exemption to the health law's contraception coverage requirements when it ruled that closely held for-profit businesses could assert a religious objection to the Obama administration's regulations.

Categories: Business, Health


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 26, 2014

Unemployment Down From Last Year In All IL Metro Areas

By Jim Meadows

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment was down from a year ago in all of Illinois' 12 metro areas in May. It was the second straight month of across-the-board, year-over-year declines. 

Categories: Business, Economics






AP - Illinois Public Media News - June 18, 2014

House Republican Conference To Choose Cantor’s Successor

By The Associated Press

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other party leaders, meet with reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 31, 2012. From right to left are Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, R-Ill., Rep. Kay Granger,

The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into tea party conservatives' last, best shot at the congressional leadership after getting shut out of the top two jobs in the shakeup that followed Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprise primary defeat. 

Categories: Business, Government, Politics

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