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House Tax Plan Would Eliminate Medical Expense Deduction

11/17/2017
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The House passed its bill to overhaul the tax code. It would eliminate many popular deductions — including the one for medical expenses. The provision isn't included in the current Senate version.

Duration: 00:03:47


House Lawmakers Scheduled To Vote Thursday On Tax Overhaul

11/16/2017
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The House tax plan differs significantly from the version being sculpted in the Senate. Both plans seem to agree that a big corporate tax cut is needed. The president wants a tax measure by Christmas.

Duration: 00:06:44


Republicans Add ACA Mandate Repeal To Tax Bill

11/15/2017
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The Senate version of the GOP tax plan involves repealing the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans think they have the votes to pass the measure.

Duration: 00:03:41


Thousands Of Puerto Ricans Are Still In Shelters. Now What?

11/14/2017
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A severe housing shortage is forcing emergency managers to look off the island to find temporary housing. But many Puerto Ricans don't want to leave.

Duration: 00:05:09


Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

11/13/2017
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Supporters of the tax cut say it will lead to more hiring and faster growth. But the evidence isn't so clear-cut.

Duration: 00:03:44


Trump Is In Vietnam For Asia-Pacific Economic Summit

11/10/2017
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President Trump, at the APEC summit in Vietnam, delivered an address Friday morning. His message: No more big trade deals with multiple countries for the U.S. Trade is topping the agenda.

Duration: 00:03:32


Has Trump's Intimidation Power Affected The AT&T-Time Warner Merger?

11/9/2017
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The Justice Department told AT&T to drop CNN and other channels if it wants approval of an $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. Is President Trump's anger at CNN driving the government's stance?

Duration: 00:04:07


Shaky U.S.-China Trade Relationship Will Top Trump's Agenda In Beijing

11/8/2017
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Many U.S. businesses say they're treated unfairly in China. And there are concerns about Chinese acquisitions of U.S. companies.

Duration: 00:06:50


United Says Goodbye To Its Last Boeing 747 With A Final Flight

11/7/2017
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The Boeing jumbo jet, once known as the "Queen of the sky" made its debut in 1970 and ushered in the glory days of wide-body air travel.

Duration: 00:03:32


Rep. Buddy Carter On Why He Supports GOP Tax Cut Plan

11/6/2017
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House Republicans unveiled a tax overhaul plan last week. The bill has been sharply criticized. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia about why he supports the measure.

Duration: 00:04:15


The GOP Tax Plan And The Housing Market

11/3/2017
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The Republican tax plan is being sharply criticized by home-builders and realtors. They say the plan would discourage home-buying and push down home prices.

Duration: 00:03:45


China's Tycoons Fall From Grace

11/2/2017
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In a bid to move money offshore, China's tycoons have been buying up foreign assets. But Beijing is now clipping their wings, both to reduce economic risk, and to cull tycoons loyal to rival politicians.

Duration: 00:03:54


Online Advertisers React As Tech Firms Face Congress

11/1/2017
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Rachel Martin talks to Randall Rothenberg of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group that represents Facebook, Twitter, Google and includes NPR, about social media and government oversight.

Duration: 00:04:53


Harassment Scandals Shine Spotlight On Confidentiality Clauses

10/30/2017
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In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, some states are considering barring nondisclosure agreements in the settlement of claims.

Duration: 00:04:09


Sen. John Thune On Republican Tax Plan

10/27/2017
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NPR's David Greene speaks with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota about why he sees the GOP's tax plan as a priority to help middle-class Americans.

Duration: 00:04:42


Monsanto And The Weed Scientists: Not A Love Story

10/26/2017
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Scientists are accusing the seed-and-pesticide giant Monsanto of denying the risks of its latest weedkilling technology. Monsanto has responded by attacking some of its scientific critics.

Duration: 00:05:15


Amid GMO Strife, Food Industry Vies For Public Trust In CRISPR Technology

10/25/2017
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Mushrooms that don't brown? Pigs resistant to diseases? Though the process does not introduce foreign genetic material into food or livestock, getting consumers to buy in will be an uphill battle.

Duration: 00:03:34


Congress Works On Tax Overhaul, Trump Says 401(k) Breaks Won't Change

10/24/2017
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The president put the brakes on a GOP tax overhaul that would help balance the budget by sharply limiting pre-tax IRA contributions. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

Duration: 00:04:55


Trump Mulls Reappointing Janet Yellen To Another Term As Fed Chair

10/23/2017
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Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, who breaks down President Trump's possible picks for the next chair of the Federal Reserve.

Duration: 00:04:09


Rep. Tom Cole Weighs In On Bipartisan Health Plan

10/20/2017
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A bipartisan health care deal was introduced in the Senate. While there's a chance it could pass there, it faces a tougher time in the House. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

Duration: 00:04:49

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