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As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:20:55 -0500

About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR

House Approves GOP Tax Overhaul, With Senate Outlook Uncertain

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:00 -0500

The GOP measure would sharply reduce corporate tax rates and double the standard deduction many individuals take. Senate Republicans have their own bill, which could pass a committee vote on Friday.

Richard Cordray Stepping Down As Head Of U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:35:00 -0500

The embattled director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he will resign by the end of November. Cordray was a frequent target of Republican lawmakers for his tough stance on banks

Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:21:00 -0500

The plan would raise taxes on graduate students, who make very little money to begin with. Analysts say the provision could discourage students from seeking advanced degrees, hurting economic growth.

Words You'll Hear: Cuts To College Student Tax Credits

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:51:43 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin and Washington Post reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel talk about a piece of the House tax plan that you may not hear about: cuts to tax credits and deductions for college students.

The Call-In: What $100,000 A Year Can And Can't Buy

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:52:33 -0500

We asked for your stories about living on $100,000 a year. Next week: Do you suffer from PTSD? Have you recovered or not? Call 202-216-9217 and leave us a message about your experience.

House GOP Tax Plan Is Little Help To High-Tax States Like New Jersey

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Being able to deduct local income and property taxes, evens things out — but the House Republican plan in the works eliminates most of those reductions, meaning no tax savings.

A Math 'Gimmick'? GOP Proposes Creating New Tax Policies, Then Letting Them Expire

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:08:34 -0500

Republicans set up some of their most-touted tax overhaul ideas to expire in five years, but it's possible they have no intention of letting those proposals die.

How The Republican Tax Plan Would Impact Middle-Class Households

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:43:00 -0400

Republican lawmakers unveiled a new tax plan this week. While the rollout went well — much better than healthcare — there are a handful of issues at stake that the GOP will have to answer for.

Nonprofits Fear House Republican Tax Bill Would Hurt Charitable Giving

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 05:00:05 -0400

Even though Republicans promise to preserve the deduction for charitable donations, nonprofits say other proposed changes in the bill could discourage as much as $13 billion in annual giving.

The GOP Tax Plan And The Housing Market

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The Republican tax plan is being sharply criticized by home-builders and realtors. They say the plan would discourage home-buying and push down home prices.

Looking For A Home When Your Name Is Hispanic And Finding Discrimination Instead

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:07:00 -0400

Nearly a third of Latinos say they've experienced discrimination when seeking housing, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Republicans Propose Big Tax Cuts, But Target Popular Deductions

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:42:00 -0400

A proposal unveiled Thursday seeks to permanently cut corporate taxes to 20 percent. It would reduce the number of tax brackets and cap deductions on mortgage interest and local taxes.

Fed Holds Key Interest Rate Steady, But Increase Expected In December

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:29:48 -0400

At what could be one of Janet Yellen's last meetings as Federal Reserve chair, policymakers decided to keep short-term rates unchanged. But analysts are looking for a rate increase next month.

If You're Shopping For Health Insurance, Make Sure You're Paid Up On Old Plan

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:30:27 -0400

People hoping to get federally subsidized coverage on the marketplaces should make sure their 2017 premiums are paid and that they filed the correct documents with their 2016 taxes.