Sep 7, 2017

09/07/2017: A different kind of chaos in Washington

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You could look at the deal President Donald Trump made with leading congressional Democrats yesterday as a sort of butterfly effect situation — a seemingly trivial act that massively alters the country's future. As we broadcast today, a bill just…

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Rebecca Minkoff started off "just a designer." Now it's her job to inspire, too.

Sep 7, 2017
The luxury brand's eponymous founder is also selling a lifestyle, carefully crafted with her brother and partner, Uri.
Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff walks the runway in New York City in September 2014.
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Why disaster recovery is a long, slow process

Sep 7, 2017
When the storm has passed, local agencies step in to help survivors rebuild.
Justin Davison pulls a trash bag full of flood-damaged items to a trash pile today as he helps a friend clean out his flooded home in Richwood, Texas.
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Tax reform this year just got a lot less likely

Sep 7, 2017
The Senate today passed a bill with the first dose of Hurricane Harvey money. It also happens to fund the government for the next three months and raise the debt limit. The bill is the outcome of the shocker of…

There are tough specs for Amazon's second headquarters

Sep 7, 2017
But with tax incentives and other perks, competition is expected to be stiff among cities.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the second headquarters will be "a full equal" to its Seattle office.
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In Nebraska, immigrants work hard-to-fill jobs in meatpacking industry

Sep 8, 2017
The nation's food supply chain could collapse without immigrant labor.
Chuck Folken is the owner of Folken Feed Yards, a livestock feed farm in Leigh, Nebraska.
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You could look at the deal President Donald Trump made with leading congressional Democrats yesterday as a sort of butterfly effect situation — a seemingly trivial act that massively alters the country’s future. As we broadcast today, a bill just passed the Senate with both the first dose of Hurricane Harvey relief money and government funding for the next three months while raising the debt limit. Those last two were going to suck up a lot of energy later this month. The House still has to vote on it, but it’s a big deal, and congressional Republicans are left trying to figure out what it all means for their economic agenda.

Then: With the Gulf Coast picking up the pieces after Harvey, and Hurricane Irma bearing down on millions more, we’ll take a look at the years-long recovery process after a natural disaster. Plus: What city will land Amazon’s second headquarters?

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