Nov 15, 2017

11/15/2017: The tax cut that’s turning into an Obamacare cut

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(U.S. Edition) Republicans are looking for ways to pay for the tax cuts they're proposing. One of them: repealing the Obamacare mandate that individuals have to buy insurance. We'll do the math on how that would work. Afterwards, we'll discuss how medium-sized banks are downsizing to escape the Federal Reserve as one of their regulators, and then talk with art critic Blake Gopnik about a Leonardo da Vinci painting that could sell for more than $100 million tonight.

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After earthquakes, rural Mexicans struggle to afford food

Nov 15, 2017
Food prices skyrocket in parts of rural Mexico still recovering from two devastating earthquakes.
Women and children wait in line before a truck distributing food and clothes in the Mexican town of San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca. Mexicans were already struggling with rising food prices this year, and now the problem has gotten worse in many rural parts of the country recovering from two earthquakes that struck last September.  
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Regional banks shed some oversight to shave costs

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That $100 million Leonardo da Vinci painting might not even be by Leonardo da Vinci

Nov 15, 2017
But art critic Blake Gopnik explains why that might not be the right question to ask.
A view of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, which could rake in more than $100 million tonight at auction.
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(U.S. Edition) Republicans are looking for ways to pay for the tax cuts they’re proposing. One of them: repealing the Obamacare mandate that individuals have to buy insurance. We’ll do the math on how that would work. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how medium-sized banks are downsizing to escape the Federal Reserve as one of their regulators, and then talk with art critic Blake Gopnik about a Leonardo da Vinci painting that could sell for more than $100 million tonight.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC