Apr 11, 2018

04/11/2018: What Paul Ryan’s departure means

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We got the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The key takeaways: Trump tax cuts and increased federal spending will give the economy a short-term boost, but all the deficit spending and retaliatory tariffs carry long-term risks. Speaker of the…

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Arkansas debates where to draw the line on debt collection for probationers

Apr 11, 2018
One private probation company presses the question in Eastern Arkansas.
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New York finds a work-around to new tax law and other states may follow

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Apr 11, 2018
The state income tax isn't deductible, so New York is turning it into something that is.
Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo speaks on stage at the HELP USA 30th Anniversary Event at The Plaza Hotel on March 16, 2017 in New York City.
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CFPB head Mulvaney grilled on Capitol Hill

Apr 11, 2018
Across the hallway from Mark Zuckerberg’s second round on Capitol Hill today there was another hearing taking place. This one was not quite so well-attended. Mick Mulvaney was there to be questioned on his role as acting director of the…

We got the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The key takeaways: Trump tax cuts and increased federal spending will give the economy a short-term boost, but all the deficit spending and retaliatory tariffs carry long-term risks. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan won’t have to worry about any of this soon. He announced today he’ll leave Congress in January. We’ll talk about the ripple effects of that departure. Then: Mark Zuckerberg’s second day of testimony saw the Facebook CEO answering more questions about his company’s business model: A lot of it comes down to the Like button, that little thumbs up that may well be the most powerful tool in social media. We’ll explain. Plus: More from our “How We Changed” series.

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