Sep 13, 2017

09/13/2017: A less glamorous Wall Street

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(Markets Edition) President Trump recently met with three Democrats to find common ground on tax reform. The Trump White House is aiming to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 to 15 percent, which they may do by ending widely used tax breaks. Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff stopped by to explain why trying to do this will be a painstaking task. Afterwards, we'll look at the inertia happening in the bond market, and then discuss how the agency investigating toxic chemical leaks could face budget cuts.

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The agency investigating toxic chemical leaks could be axed by budget cuts

Sep 13, 2017
The Chemical Safety Board is running at full tilt in the wake of hurricane damage this month. It’s a small federal agency that investigates toxic leaks from petrochemical plants, like the Arkema plant explosion in Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. But it’s on the president’s list of agencies to ax to make budget cuts.  Click the […]

(Markets Edition) President Trump recently met with three Democrats to find common ground on tax reform. The Trump White House is aiming to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 to 15 percent, which they may do by ending widely used tax breaks. Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff stopped by to explain why trying to do this will be a painstaking task. Afterwards, we’ll look at the inertia happening in the bond market, and then discuss how the agency investigating toxic chemical leaks could face budget cuts.

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