Sep 27, 2017

09/27/2017: The perverse way disasters boost the economy

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(U.S. Edition) In the GOP's latest hope for a big legislative win before the 2018 election cycle, Republicans are now turning to tax reform. We'll take a look at what Trump's planning for both personal and corporate tax rates. Afterwards, we'll…

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How hurricane recovery makes the economy seem better

Sep 27, 2017
Harvey and Irma likely caused $170 billion in damage. But they'll probably boost GDP in the long run through rebuilding.
People in Beaumont, Texas, wait in line in hopes of buying water after the city's water supply was shut down after Hurricane Harvey passed through on Aug. 31.
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It's deadline for health insurers. Will they stay in Obamacare exchanges in 2018?

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Today is the deadline for health insurers to fully commit — are they’re going to sell policies on the federal healthcare.gov exchange in 2018 or not? A number of insurance carriers have pulled out of several markets, saying they were…

How Americans really feel about taxes

Sep 27, 2017
"Tax morale" is high as President Trump prepares to unveil reform framework.
IRS data show that more than 90 percent of Americans agree that paying taxes is a civic duty.
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(U.S. Edition) In the GOP’s latest hope for a big legislative win before the 2018 election cycle, Republicans are now turning to tax reform. We’ll take a look at what Trump’s planning for both personal and corporate tax rates. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the FBI’s arrest of 10 people — including an Adidas marketing executive — in a college-basketball bribery investigation. And finally, we’ll talk about the economic impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC