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House Republicans' decision to keep trying to repeal and replace Obamacare is not a good signal to insurers, who must decide soon whether or not to participate on exchanges in 2018. Whether or not Republicans are interested in stabilizing the marketplace will be key to their decision. Reopening repeal and replacement talks is not stabilizing, as it creates mass unpredictability about the future.

"If Republicans are clearly invested in your failure, as an insurer, you need to be concerned," said Rodney Whitlock, a former GOP Senate Finance Committee aide.

Our thought bubble (h/t Bob Herman): Insurers have just a couple months left before they file rates. And another game of patty cake in the House isn't going to make any insurer happy.

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Macron visits Beirut promising a "new political pact" for Lebanon

Macron visits the hard-hit Gemmayzeh neighborhood. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron walked through the blast-damaged streets of Beirut on Thursday, swarmed by people chanting for the fall of Lebanon's government and pleading for international aid.

Why it matters: Lebanon is at a breaking point. Its economy was collapsing and its government hardly functioning — all before a massive explosion destroyed swathes of the capital city, including its vital port.

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The PGA Championship is golf's first major in over a year

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The 2020 PGA Championship tees off Thursday at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park, which is hosting its first-ever major.

Why it matters: It's the first major in more than a year — and the first of seven majors in the next 12 months. Though there won't be any fans in attendance, the excitement is palpable.

July's jobs report could be an inflection point for the coronavirus recovery

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Even if Friday's jobs report shows a big number, it is becoming clear hiring slowed and likely even reversed course in July and real-time indicators suggest the employment situation worsened into August.

Driving the news: Payroll processor ADP's monthly jobs report showed private companies added 167,000 jobs last month, well below the 1.2 million expected by economists and far below June's 4.8 million jobs added.