Mar 15, 2017

03/15/2017: Take a (very small) hike

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It's official: The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, with two more hikes expected this year. We'll talk through Chair Janet Yellen's announcement. Then: President Donald Trump's plan for a border adjustment tax seems like a straightforward enough way to encourage companies to buy American and hire American, but is it legal? Plus, the view from an Uber-less SXSW and the remarkable success of "Get Out."

Segments From this episode

Plan to rollback EPA rules boosts carmakers’ moods — and would boost emissions

Mar 15, 2017
President Donald Trump went to Detroit and said he was going to boost American automakers. By rolling back EPA fuel economy standards that President Barack Obama finalized right before he left office, Trump said the big car companies could make more money and hire more Americans. Tighter mileage and emissions standards were set to go […]

What would a trade war between China and the U.S. look like?

Mar 15, 2017
President Donald Trump has promised to take a tough line with China over bilateral trade. Now word comes that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at China’s National People’s Congress that China does not want a trade war, but that if it did happen, the U.S. could be hurt. Neither the U.S. nor China has taken […]

Let's talk about the real monster in 'Get Out'

Mar 15, 2017
The horror film about racism is drawing a wide audience, earning more than $110 million.
From left, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Allison Williams, Betty Gabriel and Daniel Kaluuyain in "Get Out."
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Why ride sharing companies are absent from SXSW

Mar 15, 2017
Austin's 'quirky charm' is partly behind the city's complicated relationship with on-demand technology firms.

Is a border adjustment tax illegal?

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Mar 15, 2017
It very well could be.
Under the GOP plan, the border adjustment tax amounts to a 20 percent tax on imports.
FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images

Local law enforcement in California work with ICE in different ways

Mar 15, 2017
At the Fresno County Jail, immigration agents have access to the jail’s database.
Sgt. Elisa Magallanes books a newly arrested man at the Fresno County Jail.
Vanessa Rancano/KQED

It’s official: The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, with two more hikes expected this year. We’ll talk through Chair Janet Yellen’s announcement. Then: President Donald Trump’s plan for a border adjustment tax seems like a straightforward enough way to encourage companies to buy American and hire American, but is it legal? Plus, the view from an Uber-less SXSW and the remarkable success of “Get Out.”

Music from the episode

Gold Slugs DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap
Turino Sun Sébastien Tellier