Nov 29, 2017

11/29/2017: The Senate is getting closer to passing their tax bill

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(U.S. Edition) Senate Republicans may just be able to pass their bill to overhaul America's tax system. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, considered a swing vote, has indicated she'd be on board if she can get two bills that would potentially…

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Study finds that for many states, public education funding still hasn’t come back to pre-Recession levels

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The challenges of restoring power to Puerto Rico

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Cable companies increasingly offer streaming services as part of the package

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Comcast and a dozen other operators already have arrangements to offer streamed content from providers like Netflix. Charter Communications is working on a similar deal with Netflix and both companies are reportedly in talks with Hulu. As cord-cutting gathers steam,…

(U.S. Edition) Senate Republicans may just be able to pass their bill to overhaul America’s tax system. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, considered a swing vote, has indicated she’d be on board if she can get two bills that would potentially “mitigate the impact” of the individual mandate’s repeal. We’ll take a look at what’s in these measures and whether they’d actually be effective. Afterwards, we’ll discuss a new report that finds public investment in K-12 has declined since 2008, and then hear from Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O’Leary about her visit to a still-devastated Puerto Rico. It’s been months since hurricanes Irma and Maria, yet many are still without power.

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