Articles by Lydia O'Neal

Lydia is a reporter on the Political Capital Team from Philadelphia and an Emory University graduate in French and economics. Previously an IBTimes breaking news writer specializing in business, she has written for CNN, Consumer Reports, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Allentown Morning Call.

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Can An Uptick In Sales Save Tesla?

Elon Musk's brainchild is counting on a pickup in auto and residential solar panel sales to pick up the tab for his company's exorbitant expenditures.
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Here’s Why Your Health Insurance Premiums Are Rising

As the GOP works to take apart the Affordable Care Act, they may want to keep in mind a yearly fee that Obamacare imposes on insurers — the cost of which they pass to their policyholders while their profits continue to rise.
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Why Banks Want To Save The National Flood Insurance Program

As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered America's eastern coasts, banks and financial industry advocacy groups flocked to Capitol Hill to push for reauthorization of the taxpayer bailout program for the country's flood-prone waterfront real estate.
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Networking Is The Social Safety Net For Millennials

Kelly Hoey, who literally wrote the book on networking, sees the practice as the best bet for young professionals navigating a fast-evolving economy. “We already said, ‘Well, everyone should learn to code,’” the tech investor said. “But machines may do coding for us, so what’s next?”
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States Hand Out Corporate Subsidies As Their Pensions Suffer

Study: While states debate how to reduce the costs of their public pension benefits, those same governments have awarded local companies with tax subsidies and credits, or allowed them to dodge tax payments by taking advantage of loopholes.

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