Jul 28, 2017

07/28/2017: It’s been quite a week

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Wow, TGIF. We're going to try to fit in as much analysis as we can about health care, staffing changes, the Federal Reserve and more. Then: Tax reform. It's the next big thing on Republicans' list. After six months, congressional leaders and negotiators from the White House have come to agreement on the broad outlines of what they think it'll look like. And that was the easy part. We'll talk about what's next. Plus: As part of our series "Summer, Brought to You by..." we'll take a look at the origin of the classic beach cruiser bike.

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He built the beach cruiser and sold a lifestyle

Jul 28, 2017
Larry McNeely designed the sturdy upright bike for jaunts at Southern California beaches. Can you feel the wind in your hair?
Beach cruisers are ubiquitous in Venice Beach with dozens of rental shops along the boardwalk.
Andy Uhler/Marketplace

How close are we to tax reform?

Jul 28, 2017
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says the White House and Republicans in Congress are on the same page, but questions remain.
Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies during a Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the budget on Capitol Hill in June.
Astrid Riecken/Getty Images

A big bank bets on sustainability

Jul 28, 2017
JPMorgan Chase announced today a $200 billion commitment to financing clean energy. On top of that, divisions across the firm, from retail to real estate, are working to switch all Chase properties around the world to 100 percent renewable power by the year 2020. That’s more than 5,000 properties in some 60 countries. Here’s why […]

Ahead of the controversial election, the scene in Venezuela is chaotic

There’s an election in Venezuela this Sunday that’s bringing the years of political and economic crisis to a head. Venezuela has suffered through general strikes and economic downturn, with skyrocketing inflation rates. And more than 100 people have been killed in violence related to political protests since April. Now President Nicolas Maduro wants to elect a new national […]

In rural America, school choice sometimes means virtual school

Jul 28, 2017
As traditional schools lose students to online programs, some costs remain.
Weaving is one of the skills taught at Union City High School, where Emily Adams, 16, is a rising senior.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Wow, TGIF. We’re going to try to fit in as much analysis as we can about health care, staffing changes, the Federal Reserve and more. Then: Tax reform. It’s the next big thing on Republicans’ list. After six months, congressional leaders and negotiators from the White House have come to agreement on the broad outlines of what they think it’ll look like. And that was the easy part. We’ll talk about what’s next. Plus: As part of our series “Summer, Brought to You by…” we’ll take a look at the origin of the classic beach cruiser bike.

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