Jan 11, 2018

01/11/2018: Is the tax plan going according to plan?

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When the world's biggest private employer speaks, people listen, even the White House. Walmart announced this morning it's gonna give some of its hourly workers a one-time bonus of as much as $1,000 and bump starting wages to $11. They…

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Why Walmart's employees are getting a raise now

Jan 11, 2018
If you work at Walmart, you might be getting a raise. The retailer announced today it will raise entry-level wages to $11 an hour next month. The announcement came as the company stands to benefit from the changes to the…

An animal welfare rule aimed at organic egg production is on the chopping block

Jan 11, 2018
The Trump administration has proposed doing away with a rule that mandated that organic egg laying chickens spend time outdoors.
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When the world’s biggest private employer speaks, people listen, even the White House. Walmart announced this morning it’s gonna give some of its hourly workers a one-time bonus of as much as $1,000 and bump starting wages to $11. They also announced layoffs, it should be said. The White House was quick to take credit for the raises, which Walmart attributed to the tax bill. So what does that mean for the tax plan? That’s the question that starts off today’s show. Then: The Internal Revenue Service released its updated withholding tables today. Sounds like a snoozer, but it’s a big deal. We’ll explain. Plus: The new Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther” is breaking records, and it’s not even out yet.