Apr 17, 2018

04/17/2018: The Tax Day that wasn’t

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It was supposed to be Tax Day in America, but thanks to computer issues at the IRS, everyone gets another day to file. Taxes were still on the docket at the Supreme Court today though — the justices heard South Dakota…

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Haitians with TPS help fuel Haiti's economy, one wire transfer at a time

Apr 17, 2018
Their protected status ends in 2019. If they have to leave the U.S., how might that affect Haiti’s economy?
Reynald Justance earns a living working in the kitchens at Disney World. He sends money to family and friends in Haiti at least once a week.
Renata Sago/Marketplace

U.S. companies line up to be excluded from steel and aluminum tariffs

Apr 17, 2018
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is in Florida to discuss trade issues with President Donald Trump. One issue on the table: Japan’s desire to be excluded from steel and aluminum tariffs that went into effect last month. Other key U.S.…

Restaurants say diners are bad at making reservations

Apr 17, 2018
Journalist Marissa Conrad watched careful planning unravel at popular dinner spots.
Restaurants have mixed feelings on how reservation platforms work.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

IMF bumps up U.S. growth projections for 2018

Apr 17, 2018
The International Monetary Fund raised its growth target for the American economy today to 2.9 percent. That’s very close to the three percent forecast the Trump administration promised.  In a conversation about President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and the overall state…

It was supposed to be Tax Day in America, but thanks to computer issues at the IRS, everyone gets another day to file. Taxes were still on the docket at the Supreme Court today though — the justices heard South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. At issue is whether the online retailer and others like it should collect sales tax. We’ll follow the money. But first: Starbucks is closing down all 8,000 of its company-owned stores for one day next month to give its 175,000 workers racial bias training. The move comes after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia when a manager called the police because they were sitting in the cafe without buying anything. We’ll talk about it. Plus: President Donald Trump is meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week, and trade’s on the table. Japan’s one of several American allies and 2,200 companies looking for an exemption. We’ll look at who else is on the list. 

Music from the episode

Cory Wong Vulfpeck
Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
Run Away With Me Carly Rae Jepsen
Counting Stars OneRepublic
Flowers The Deli
HUMBLE. Kendrick Lamar