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How Reagan's Tax Cuts Fared

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:00 -0500

For some perspective on the current tax bill speeding through Congress, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the last major tax cuts, in the 1980s.


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As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:43:00 -0500

As Republicans prepare to pass their massive tax overhaul, they are planning to lessen, or even eliminate, the estate tax. Critics say the tax plays an important role in making the economy fair.


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A Promise Of $1,200 Not Enough To Buy Wide Support For Republican Tax Plan

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:56:00 -0500

Republican lawmakers say their plans will save the typical middle class family between $1,200 and $1,400. But polls show only 25 percent to 33 percent of Americans approve of the proposals.


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The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:05:00 -0500

This year, new international regulations on rosewood have reverberated through the music industry, costing tens of millions in lost sales and extra administrative costs.


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Trump Voters And The Tax Plan

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:19:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris Buskirk of the conservative website American Greatness about what Trump voters think of the GOP tax plan.


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Congress Takes Aim At Tax Rules That Hit Hardest At Upper Middle Class

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:05:00 -0500

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent very wealthy families from dodging taxes entirely. But its reach has grown over the years, and now it hits hardest at upper-middle-class workers.


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Analysts Expect Cyber Monday To Set Sales Records

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Cyber Monday is slated to be a record-setting shopping day, when Americans are expected to spend some $6 billion. At least that's the number being forecast by Adobe Analytics.


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Taxes, Big-Box Stores And The 'Dark Store Theory'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:08:43 -0500

Some towns rely on taxes that big-box stores pay to help keep their lights on. But in several states, cities accuse those retailers of undervaluing their own properties so they can pay less tax.


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'Job-Sharing' In Germany

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:00 -0500

Berlin-based startup Tandemploy aims to promote "job-sharing" as an employment model in Germany. The company uses technology to match part-time job-seekers to apply to share one full-time position.


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How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:54:00 -0500

For decades, Tulsa planned carefully and imposed regulations to prevent the kind of devastating floods that used to make national headlines. Now other cities are noticing.


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House Tax Plan Would Eliminate Medical Expense Deduction

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The House passed its bill to overhaul the tax code. It would eliminate many popular deductions — including the one for medical expenses. The provision isn't included in the current Senate version.


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