Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Sen. Susan Collins is out on the GOP health care bill, female doctors aren’t getting the respect they’ve earned, and Fortune is looking for world-changers. Have a wonderful Tuesday.
• Headed for collapse? After a Congressional Budget Office report projected that the Senate health care bill would shrink the number of Americans with health insurance by 22 million by 2016, two Republican Senators—Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky—said Monday that they would vote against even debating it. Two other Senators are expected to oppose the bill in a procedural vote expected as early as today—meaning its collapse could be imminent. “I want to work w/ my GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA. CBO analysis shows Senate bill won’t do it,” Collins tweeted Monday.
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ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• A change is in the air. The Fortune staff is starting in on our third annual Change the World list, which highlights companies that have made measurable progress addressing global social problems as part of their core business strategy. Among the companies we recognized last year: Salesforce, for closing its gender pay gap, and The Gap, for empowering its garment workers—most of whom are women—with life skills training. If you’d like to nominate a company for the list, please email Fortune senior writer Erika Fry (email@example.com) with a brief description of why it should be considered. You can also submit nominations (and learn more about the criteria) through the application portal here.
• Margrethe vs. Goliath. While you were sleeping, European antitrust officials fined Google about $2.7 billion for unfairly favoring some of its own search services over those of rivals. Behind the decision is Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s antitrust chief. The New York Times writes of the official: “By levying the fine—the biggest ever in this type of antitrust case—[she] has laid further claim to be the Western world’s most aggressive regulator of digital services from the likes of Google and Facebook.”
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• An open secret. Those of you who are subscribers to Term Sheet, my colleague Erin Griffith’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers, may have already read her analysis of the Justin Caldbeck/Binary Capital mess—but for anyone who missed yesterday’s edition, I highly encourage checking it out (and subscribing, which you can do here.)
• What’s up with the docs? After three female Mayo Clinic doctors noticed they were frequently introduced at conferences by their first names—while their male colleagues were usually called “Doctor”—they decided to do a study to see how common the phenomenon is. Here’s what they found after looking at videos of 321 speaker intros: Male introducers used professional titles for female doctors 49% of the time on first reference, but introduced male doctors by their titles 72% of the time.
• Not one drug fits all. In more medical news, a study out of the U.K. finds that research labs may be short-changing women by ignoring differences between male and female animals in experiments to discover new drugs. Looking at mice of both sexes, scientists found that gender differences could impact results in more than half of their experiments.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Citigroup has hired Alison Harding-Jones, a senior investment banker at UBS Group AG, to head up mergers and acquisitions for the bank’s EMEA operations.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• My heroine. On the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Clifton Leaf—aka Fortune’s fearless leader—takes a break from writing about health to pen an ode to the character he calls Rowling’s “bravest hero”: Hermione Granger. “Hermione is smart enough to weigh the risks of action and inaction—and then courageous and creative enough to act decisively in the face of invariably dim odds,” writes Cliff. “Why? Because it’s necessary. That’s what heroism is.”
• An intern makes good. Melissa Winter, Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, writes about how a last-minute decision to step in for her brother in a summer politics internship changed the course of her life.
• Just another multitasking mom. Australian Senator Larissa Waters just made breastfeeding history—again. Waters, who in May became the first Australian politician to breastfeed in Parliament, fed her daughter while giving a speech to move forward a Senate motion designed to help coal miners.
• Kudos, Couto. Megan Couto, 24, a Canadian captain, led the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace yesterday—the first time a woman has ever done so. Her unit was invited to Britain to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation.
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