October 31st, 2016: Hour 2

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In hour two of Here & Now's Oct. 31, 2016 full broadcast, we take a look at what rising health insurance premiums mean for one U.S. state, and for Obamacare as a whole. Beauty influencer Thomas Halbert joins us to discuss what a new move from makeup companies means for the industry. We also check in on two recent mergers, and how they fit into a larger trend in the business world. Also, how Austin, Texas is aiming to use smart thermostats to conserve energy during peak use times. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on October 31, 2016.


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