Jun 5, 2018

The American dream might come with some renovations

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(U.S. Edition) The GOP tax law requires companies to pay a "repatriation tax" of about 15 percent on overseas profits, and is aimed at big multinationals like Apple and Google. But on today's show, we'll look at one  group that's…

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Aging town trying to lure first-time buyers priced out of new homes, with fixer-uppers

Jun 5, 2018
For the first time on record, the national median home sale price has passed $300,000, according to a recent report by the real estate brokerage Redfin. Those rising prices have made it tough for people in their 20s and 30s…

(U.S. Edition) The GOP tax law requires companies to pay a “repatriation tax” of about 15 percent on overseas profits, and is aimed at big multinationals like Apple and Google. But on today’s show, we’ll look at one  group that’s unexpectedly getting impacted by this measure: small businesses. Afterwards, we’ll look at what the rise in crude oil prices means for the airline industry, and then we’ll talk about how one Ohio area is renovating a home as an example to encourage young people to renovate their own. According to one economist, rising home prices may mean that the only way in for aspiring homeowners is buying a home that nobody wants and turning it into the home of their dreams. (06/05/2018)

 

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