Mar 15, 2017

03/15/17: What do Trump’s 2005 tax returns reveal?

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Pages from Trump's 2005 tax returns are out, revealing he made $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes. We'll look at what else the documents revealed, like the tax loopholes he may have taken advantage of. In other Trump news, we'll also discuss his plans to roll back fuel economy standards for cars, which could be the latest blow for the green vehicle market. And finally, we'll look at what Britain's exit from the European Union will mean for the business community and the U.K.-U.S. relationship.

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What's next for Brexit?

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The optimistic view: Britain and the European Union realize they need each other.
When the United Kingdom exits the European Union, large companies will first need to work out their relationships with the single market, says Kamal Ahmed of the BBC.
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Sometimes a layoff can lead to more happiness

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How two Alcoa workers faced with industry downsizing and lost income found work they were better suited for.




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Courtesty of Michelle Naranjo/Wenatchee World

Japan tackles skilled labor shortage with free education

Mar 15, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins a swing through Asia today. He’ll talk with leaders about the North Korean nuclear threat and bilateral trade deals. Tillerson’s first stop is Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to combat the country’s shortage of skilled labor with a new proposal — free education for some students. […]

The Fed is raising rates. Here's how it'll affect you.

Mar 15, 2017
It's a quarter-percent increase, with two more expected this year.
 Flags fly over the Federal Reserve Building.
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What do Trump's 2005 tax returns reveal?

Mar 15, 2017
The leaked returns offer a limited peek at Trump's taxes.
President Donald Trump attends a meeting on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Monday in Washington, D.C. 
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03/15/17: How the Fed's big move today could smack your wallet

Mar 15, 2017
With the Fed expected to hike interest rates today, will take a look at what the move could mean for your loans. Afterwards, we'll discuss how layoffs at the Alcoa aluminum plant in Wenatchee, Washington have led former employees to figure out their passions.

Pages from Trump’s 2005 tax returns are out, revealing he made $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes. We’ll look at what else the documents revealed, like the tax loopholes he may have taken advantage of. In other Trump news, we’ll also discuss his plans to roll back fuel economy standards for cars, which could be the latest blow for the green vehicle market. And finally, we’ll look at what Britain’s exit from the European Union will mean for the business community and the U.K.-U.S. relationship.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC