Dec 6, 2017

12/06/2017: Will your industry be a casualty or success story?

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The GOP tax bills in the House and Senate have been portrayed as legislation intended to create a windfall for big business. But the bills have winners and losers by industry sector. We take a look at what industries come out…

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Surviving as an independent publisher in the digital age

Dec 6, 2017
One magazine owner shares his story.
As audiences move to mobile, it can be hard for independent publishers to keep up.
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What happens when a town loses its only grocery store?

Dec 6, 2017
You may think of food deserts as an urban phenomenon. But they exist in rural towns too.
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No surprise: real estate a big winner in tax bills

Dec 6, 2017
There are major differences between the Senate and House versions of the GOP tax plan. And while corporate America writ large appears to be the big winner in both versions, not all corporations are treated equally. Here’s a look at…

Disney reported to be nearing $60 billion deal for a chunk of Fox’s media empire

Dec 6, 2017
Rumors of a deal between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox are getting louder. Multiple sources are reporting that the two entertainment giants are in talks and could strike a $60 billion deal as early as next week. It looks…

What if someone gave you bitcoin for your wedding?

Dec 6, 2017
Would you cash out early or hang on to it? A Wall Street Journal reporter tells how he tried to time the cryptocurrency market.
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What some Central Texans think about taxes

Dec 6, 2017
In Trump territory, there's faith in the tax bill along with feelings of being left behind.
Seventy-five percent of Burnet and Llano counties voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election.
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As the US recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the city’s divided economy is likely to continue

Dec 6, 2017
President Donald Trump announced today he is starting the process of moving the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It’s part of a shift in American policy, acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Most other…

The GOP tax bills in the House and Senate have been portrayed as legislation intended to create a windfall for big business. But the bills have winners and losers by industry sector. We take a look at what industries come out ahead, and we give you context on the Bitcoin boom, the rumored $60 billion sale of Fox’s entertainment assets to Disney and why Jerusalem’s divided economy is at risk. Plus, the latest installment of “My Economy,” where we hear from the publisher of a cultural magazine about southern Louisiana. 

Music from the episode

Chamakay Blood Orange
Shove It (feat. Spank Rock) Santigold, Spank Rock
Someone Great LCD Soundsystem
That Girl Justin Timberlake
Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco