Senate Democrats passed their spending bill. What didn’t make the final cut?
Aug 8, 2022

Senate Democrats passed their spending bill. What didn’t make the final cut?

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Democrats passed their marquee climate and spending package late yesterday, a victory for the Biden administration as it seeks to reinvigorate its domestic agenda. We look at what provisions didn't make the final cut, including a proposal to close the so-called "carried-interest tax loophole." A new study finds that children with friends of different income levels saw a notable reduction in poverty rates later in life. Also, Amazon last week bought iRobot, the company that makes the Roomba line of robotic vacuums, in an effort to expand its smart home offerings.

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It really is who you know: Social mobility and schools

Aug 8, 2022
New research finds that low-income children who grow up in communities with lots of cross-class relationships are more likely to rise out of poverty.
A new study found that children who made cross-class connections and friendships had a much higher chance of rising out of poverty.
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American workers are becoming less productive. Blame the pandemic.

Aug 8, 2022
It's a volatile indicator, but the trend has been downward.
Data on worker productivity in the second quarter is due to come out Tuesday, which could show continued declines as a result of the pandemic.
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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Production Assistant

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