GOP sets sights on crucial Obamacare mandate

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are all looking to begin the day in the red. Investors will be monitoring Washington as the GOP once again attempts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The Senate is adding a provision in to the tax plan that would drop the requirement for all Americans to have insurance. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick NewmanJared BlikreJen Rogers, Melody Hahm discuss the big stories of the day.

Today’s topics:

  • New Senate tax bill slashes Obamacare mandate
  • Stocks open lower for 5 days in a row
  • Target shares lower after holiday forecast disappoints
  • Cisco earnings after the bell: What to watch
  • Whole Foods cut prices
  • Senate leaders, White House try to block Roy Moore
  • Boeing, Airbus sell more than $75B in plane orders
  • Time launches Sports Illustrated streaming service on Amazon
  • Square Cash launches Bitcoin exchanges in app
  • Tencent inches closer to Facebook’s market valuation
  • Female riders sue Uber, alleging rape, violence
  • Discounted home listings spike during summer: Trulia
  • Animated ‘Super Mario’ film coming to theaters

What’s Nintendo’s main motivation for a new Mario Bros. movie?
– Capitalizing on fame
– Influence new gamers
– Sell more consoles/games
– Making up for last movie