Apr 11, 2017

04/11/2017: When is tax reform actually happening?

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Both President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have promised tax is next on their agendas, but the schedule is pretty flexible. We'll talk about what that could look like, plus the latest from United and Toshiba, and Rex Tillerson's rocky road from oil exec to top diplomat. Plus, we do the numbers on how family income changed as more women entered the workforce. 

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How a tiny Tennessee town built a sewer and finally started growing

Apr 11, 2017
Eagleville, a one-stoplight town is seeing its first major development in about a decade.
It's taken almost 20 years to move Eagleville from septic tanks to a sewer system.
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A bipartisan approach could save Trump's tax reform

Apr 11, 2017
Linking infrastructure to tax reform could draw more votes, says Jason Furman of the Peterson Institute.
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How women raised the median family income

Apr 11, 2017
A listener asks whether we can compare the median family income in 1980 to the present, since more women are in the workforce.
As women have entered the workforce in greater numbers, they've also contributed more to family income.
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What's next for Japanese giant Toshiba?

Apr 11, 2017
Another day, another major Japanese conglomerate in financial trouble. This time, Toshiba. The company has announced it’s lost so much money, there’s “substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” What’s next for the company and for Japanese mega corporations like it? Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

What United could have done differently

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Apr 11, 2017
Was there a better way to handle the situation? Yes, there was. And airlines do it all the time.
United Airlines has had to put out a major (public relations) fire this week.
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Now that Tillerson works for the American people, will his skill set transfer?

Apr 11, 2017
The new secretary of state and administration are finding out 'how hard the world is to bend to your will,' writer says.
Rex Tillerson worked for decades at Exxon Mobil, including as CEO, before becoming secretary of state in the Trump's administration.
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Both President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have promised tax is next on their agendas, but the schedule is pretty flexible. We’ll talk about what that could look like, plus the latest from United and Toshiba, and Rex Tillerson’s rocky road from oil exec to top diplomat. Plus, we do the numbers on how family income changed as more women entered the workforce. 

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