The First Draft: Can he make a deal?
President Barack Obama hits the road again today to stump for healthcare reform.
Obama will try to explain and drum up support for his top legislative priority — an overhaul of the healthcare system. He wants to end discrimination and close coverage gaps that currently exist in the current health insurance system.
The president had originally wanted to see a deal before lawmakers left for their month-long August recess but that is appearing unlikely. Members of the Senate Finance Committee, who are working on the financial details of a proposed deal, have made some progress and are hopeful of reaching agreement soon.
On the business front one of the biggest stories out today is that Microsoft and Yahoo reached a deal on a Web search partnership that aims to compete with market leader Google. Yahoo dropped in pre-market trading but what will happen to Microsoft and Google shares?
And for your morning laugh — check out the perils of relying on GPS when you misspell the name of the town you’re aiming for.
Photo credit: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Norma Fuller tends to her daughter Ashley while waiting for treatment at a free health clinic held at a fairgrounds in Wise, Virginia)