Oct 30, 2017

10/30/2017: The great fish escape

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(U.S. Edition) We may get details on the House bill to overhaul taxes as soon as Wednesday. One big component of this measure: how U.S. corporations are taxed on overseas earnings. We'll take a look at how America's tax system differs from most other countries, which have a territorial system in place. Afterwards, we'll discuss how a cut in Obamacare ad dollars may lead to lower enrollment, and then cap off today's show by checking out Washington state's fishing woes. At least 150,000 Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound this August, leading fish farm opponents to renew their calls to end aquaculture in state waters.

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Do farmed Atlantic salmon have a future on the West Coast?

Oct 30, 2017
Fish farm break: 150,000 Atlantic salmon escaped into Washington state's Puget Sound in August. Now comes the fallout.
Kurt Beardslee, of the Wild Fish Conservancy, wants to end fish farming in Puget Sound.
Eilis O'Neill/ for Marketplace

With Obamacare ad dollars slashed, expect lower enrollment

Oct 30, 2017
Healthy people need a reminder to sign up for insurance.
Two people discuss health plans available from the Affordable Care Act with an agent.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Expat tax burden could shift

Oct 30, 2017
Americans overseas pay income taxes both in the U.S. and in the countries where they work. Now lawmakers could lighten the burden for individuals. As the tax overhaul is drafted in Washington, a range of complaints about expat taxes will be considered.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.  Stories You Might […]

(U.S. Edition) We may get details on the House bill to overhaul taxes as soon as Wednesday. One big component of this measure: how U.S. corporations are taxed on overseas earnings. We’ll take a look at how America’s tax system differs from most other countries, which have a territorial system in place. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how a cut in Obamacare ad dollars may lead to lower enrollment, and then cap off today’s show by checking out Washington state’s fishing woes. At least 150,000 Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound this August, leading fish farm opponents to renew their calls to end aquaculture in state waters.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC