Jan 20, 2017

01/20/2017: The flow of money across borders

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The Trump administration may institute a repatriation holiday, which would reduce the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 to 10 percent for a temporary stretch. U.S. corporations have profits parked overseas to avoid the current rate. Harvard professor Fritz Foley…

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01/20/17: No tax cuts for 2017?

Jan 20, 2017
Turns out we may not see any tax cuts any time soon. Christopher Low, the chief economist at FT Financial, has spoken to some Capitol Hill insiders who are convinced taxes won't be slashed at all in 2017. Part of…

A flurry of regulatory action before inauguration

Jan 20, 2017
Corporations have an interest in reaching deals before a new administration comes in.
Richard Cordray (R), director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, delivers remarks at a Financial Literacy and Education Commission meeting in D.C.
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How immigrants are preparing for the Trump era

Univision's Leon Krauze said that some are planning to leave the country.
A U.S. Border Patrol keeps watch along the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.
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GE focuses on the networked industrial frontier

Jan 20, 2017
As GE reports fourth-quarter earnings, we’ll look at the company’s focus on manufacturing with a digital emphasis. GE’s been investing in cloud-based industrial management tools and the “internet of things.”  Does that put the company in a good position to…

Obamacare repeal could hike property taxes

Jan 20, 2017
When uninsured people get sick and can’t pay out of pocket, they often go to public hospitals. And the bills they can’t pay get passed down to residents in the form of property taxes. The Affordable Care Act helped some…

The Trump administration may institute a repatriation holiday, which would reduce the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 to 10 percent for a temporary stretch. U.S. corporations have profits parked overseas to avoid the current rate. Harvard professor Fritz Foley looks at whether bringing them over here would help the economy. Afterwards, we’ll talk with Univision’s Leon Krauze about how immigrants are preparing for Trump’s presidency.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC