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What companies did with their tax cuts

What companies did with their tax cuts

Nov 27, 2018

Last year's corporate tax cuts were meant to, ultimately, drive economic growth. Prominent Republicans argued, sometimes on this very show, that companies would use the money they saved to reinvest in new equipment, factories and, most importantly, jobs. But many…

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Houston’s refineries and plants are vulnerable to hurricanes. Will a $32 billion plan save them from flooding?

by Travis Bubenik Nov 27, 2018
When hurricanes hit Texas, the whole country feels it. Now, there’s a plan to lessen the blow.
A view of the Houston Ship Channel.
Travis Bubenik for Marketplace

In a slowing market, selling a house isn't easy

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 27, 2018
Prices are still going up, but slower than they have in almost two years, leaving realtors managing seller expectations.
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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For big sporting events, when is a sellout a sellout?

by Andy Uhler Nov 27, 2018
Teams can basically say whatever they want because there’s no standard.
The Dallas Cowboys including La'el Collins #71 and Cole Beasley #11 celebrate the fourth quarter touchdown by Dak Prescott #4 against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.
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Condé Nast seeks a path to profitability with a global CEO

by Jed Kim Nov 27, 2018
Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg announced he is stepping down today after initiating major restructuring that will combine the company’s U.S. and international divisions under a new CEO. The publishing giant has enjoyed robust print and digital circulation for celebrated titles…
Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg
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How New York's court system turned into a debt-collection machine

by Marketplace Staff Nov 27, 2018
A series from Bloomberg this week sheds light on a predatory lending practice that’s turning New York’s court system into a debt-collection machine. Some lenders that offer cash advances to small businesses require their customers to sign what’s called a…

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Last year’s corporate tax cuts were meant to, ultimately, drive economic growth. Prominent Republicans argued, sometimes on this very show, that companies would use the money they saved to reinvest in new equipment, factories and, most importantly, jobs. But many bought back their own stock instead, and that could contribute to an economic slowdown. We’ll talk about it, and how oil refineries along the Texas coast are are trying to protect themselves from hurricane season. Plus: Why “sold out” games don’t always look all that sold out.

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