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What the tax plan means for schools, students and parents 16.12.2017 Washington Post
What the tax plan means for schools, students and parents
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Walmart, criticized for low wages, will let workers take pay before payday 16.12.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
For decades, Walmart has attracted attention, and taken heat, for how it treats its workforce, including paying low wages and creating unpredictable schedules. Now, the giant retailer is teaming up with an Oakland tech company to try to ease some of its workers’ financial strain. The nation’s largest private employer has started providing its more than 1.4 million workers a service that will allow them to receive wages before their next payday. Instead of waiting two weeks between paychecks, Walmart workers can now use an app to access a portion of wages for hours they have already worked. The goal is to help workers avoid costly payday loans and other debt traps.
Paul Ryan’s recipe for a robust economy: Have more babies 16.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Maybe he and the GOP should make it easier for Americans to care for them.
Feature and TV films 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Movies on TV the week of Dec. 17 - 23, 2017
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Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy 16.12.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power - and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars....
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The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it. 16.12.2017 Washington Post
The plan would amount to the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years, affecting nearly every American business and family. Here’s a rundown of what it entails, including a massive corporate tax cut, new cuts for the rich and an expanded credit for working families.
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Happy Hour Roundup 16.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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Republicans Just Released Their Final Tax Bill 16.12.2017 Mother Jones
The House and Senate released their final version of the tax bill late Friday afternoon, following weeks of high-profile deliberations over the biggest tax overhaul in the last 30 years. It includes a last-minute expansion of the child income tax credit, after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) threatened to vote against the bill without a more generous […]
With Rubio, Corker onboard, GOP finalizes huge tax package 16.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Republicans solidified support for their major overhaul of the nation's tax laws Friday, securing endorsements from wavering senators as they pushed to muscle their bill through Congress next week.
The Latest: Final GOP bill includes $2,000 child tax credit 16.12.2017 Washington Post
The Latest: Final GOP bill includes $2,000 child tax credit
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Republicans finish revised tax bill as Rubio announces his support 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Republicans finished the final version of their tax overhaul Friday, slightly expanding a child tax credit to win support from holdout Sen. Marco Rubio, but also scaling back aspirations to create a simpler code that would allow Americans to file returns on a postcard.

After the changes, Rubio...

Five myths about bitcoin 16.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
No, the currency isn’t beyond the reach of the law, and it won’t replace cash.
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How refugees are being forced back to a war zone to repay their debts 16.12.2017 Washington Post
How refugees are being forced back to a war zone to repay their debts
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Omarosa’s reality-star exit from the White House hijacked the news 16.12.2017 Washington Post
Omarosa Manigault Newman seemed cast in the same role in the White House as she had been on “The Apprentice,” on which she was the show’s elegant and icy villain competing for Donald Trump’s favor.
How Alabama saved Obamacare and other effects of an upset 15.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The election of Doug Jones as the first Democratic senator from Alabama in a generation did many things: It opened a realistic, although still difficult, path for Democrats to capture a Senate majority in 2018, it deepened the divide between the GOP establishment and the self-styled insurgents...

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Reimagining the Tax Code, Getting There with Grassroots Activism 15.12.2017 American Prospect
Alex Edelman/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Demonstrators rally against the GOP tax plan in front of the U.S. Capitol  The House and the Senate have reached an agreement on the final GOP tax bill and plan to vote on it sometime next week. However, there’s still aggressive mobilization against the legislation, fueled by progressive organizations like the Not One Penny and Stop the #GOPTaxScam coalitions; Indivisible; and Americans for Tax Fairness. These groups are working hard to disrupt a tax agenda that overwhelmingly favors the wealthy, even though in all likelihood the bill will pass. Tim Hogan, spokesperson for the Not One Penny campaign, says that regardless the outcome of the bill, this mobilization is a victory “in the court of public opinion.” Indeed, Americans are strongly against the bill: a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that nearly half of Americans who are aware of the legislation oppose it. And tax policy activism—a rarely- seen phenomenon—has played a role in raising awareness. This surge in ...
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GOP expands child tax credit in bid to win support from Rubio 15.12.2017 Washington Post
The change was added to meet demands from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who threatened to oppose the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul. A Rubio spokeswoman said the senator was reviewing the final measure to see if it was enough to meet his demands.
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The last mile: How UPS gets 750 million packages from warehouse to doorstep this season 15.12.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Technology has made it easier than ever to buy gifts online and track the spoils of your spending spree as they make their way from retailers’ warehouses to your doorstep in time for the holidays. But for all the talk of packages being delivered by drones, this year’s record-setting online ...
Skepticism on Rubio's tenacity is warranted 15.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Skepticism on Rubio's tenacity is warranted
America’s chaotic, crazy, challenging, great, tumultuous, horrible, disappointing year 15.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017.
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