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Jan 18, 2018

01/18/2018: How a government shutdown could affect the GOP’s tax overhaul

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(Markets Edition) The House of Representatives is set to vote on whether to approve funding for the federal government to stay open for a few more weeks. But what happens if the government does end up shutting down? Economist Diane Swonk explains how that could affect the implementation of the GOP's tax overhaul. Afterwards, we'll discuss what Apple plans to do with the billions of dollars it plans to bring to the U.S. from overseas, and whether this decision had to do with the new tax bill. Then, we'll look at a new report that shows the percentage of homes in foreclosure in 2017 is at its lowest point since 2005. 

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Foreclosure rate is the lowest since 2005, report says

Jan 18, 2018
Foreclosure activity fell in 2017 to a 12-year low, according to a new report by ATTOM Data Solutions. In 2017, 0.5 percent of all U.S. residential properties were in some stage of foreclosure — notice of default, scheduled auction or bank repossession. That’s down from a peak of 2.2 percent at the height of the […]

(Markets Edition) The House of Representatives is set to vote on whether to approve funding for the federal government to stay open for a few more weeks. But what happens if the government does end up shutting down? Economist Diane Swonk explains how that could affect the implementation of the GOP’s tax overhaul. Afterwards, we’ll discuss what Apple plans to do with the billions of dollars it plans to bring to the U.S. from overseas, and whether this decision had to do with the new tax bill. Then, we’ll look at a new report that shows the percentage of homes in foreclosure in 2017 is at its lowest point since 2005. 

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