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Oct 4, 2017

10/04/2017: Amazon’s $300 million tax bill

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(U.S. Edition) The European Union is telling Amazon to fork over $300 million in unpaid corporate taxes to Luxembourg. We'll look at why this might actually be bad news for Luxembourg, and how much of a dent this would have on Amazon's finances. Afterwards, we'll discuss a new name that's emerging in discussions about the future Fed Chair: Kevin Walsh. What's his resume look like and what are his policy stances? Plus: We chat with Jose Quinonez, a MacArthur genius grant winner and founder of Mission Asset Fund, about helping DACA recipients renew their permission to stay in the U.S. 

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Federal government may offer employees a bigger buyout, as a way to shrink the workforce

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Crowdsourcing to help DACA recipients renew their status

Oct 4, 2017
MacArthur "genius" grant winner Jose Quinonez of Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco talks about his efforts to help DACA recipients renew their permission to stay in the U.S.
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(U.S. Edition) The European Union is telling Amazon to fork over $300 million in unpaid corporate taxes to Luxembourg. We’ll look at why this might actually be bad news for Luxembourg, and how much of a dent this would have on Amazon’s finances. Afterwards, we’ll discuss a new name that’s emerging in discussions about the future Fed Chair: Kevin Walsh. What’s his resume look like and what are his policy stances? Plus: We chat with Jose Quinonez, a MacArthur genius grant winner and founder of Mission Asset Fund, about helping DACA recipients renew their permission to stay in the U.S. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC