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  • Washington Journal Representative Marcy Kaptur DOH Discusses US Trade Policy
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    Representative Marcy Kaptur on U.S. Trade Policy

    Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) talked about NAFTA re-negotiations and the state of manufacturing in the U.S.

  • President Trump Meets with TaxWriting Panel Members
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    President Trump Meeting with House Ways and Means Committee Members

    President Trump met with bipartisan members of the House Ways and Means Committee at the White House to discuss tax reform. He outlined the Republicanprincipals for changes to the tax code.…

  • Washington Journal Representative Paul Mitchell RMI Discusses Tax Reform
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    Representative Paul Mitchell on Tax Reform

    Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI) talked about tax reform and efforts to overhaul the nation’s air traffic control system.

  • Hearing Examines Overhaul of Tax Code
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    Business Tax Reform

    Tax policy experts testified at a hearing on possible reforms to the U.S. business tax code. The witnesses offered changes they believe could spur economic growth. In his opening statement,…

  • Federal Reserve Chair Makes Statement on the Economy
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    Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Statement on the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced that the board would start unwinding its balance sheet in October. Chair Yellen also said that interest rates would not yet be increasing. Her…

  • President Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea
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    President Trump Luncheon Meeting with South Korean and Japanese Leaders

    President Trump announced a new series of sanctions against North Korea. They were intended to enhance the Treasury Department’s authorities to target individuals and businesses who provide support to what the…

  • Washington Journal Michael Burg Discusses the Equifax Data Breach
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    Michael Burg on the Equifax Data Breach

    Michael Burg talked aobut consumers' rights in the wake of the massive data breach on the credit reporting agency Equifax. The attack exposed the personal information of up to 143 million…

  • Washington Journal Chuck Collins Discusses Predatory Home Financing Practices
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    Chuck Collins on Predatory Home Financing Practices

    Chuck Collins talked his American Prospect article, “Private Equity: The New Neighborhood Loan Shark,” on the rise of “contract-for-deed” mortgages and the risk for buyers. He said in his research for…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should Facebook political ads be regulated?”

  • Retirement Incomes
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    Retirement Incomes

    Economic experts presented their research studies on private retirement plans and Social Security benefits. They identified varying trends and sources of retirement income and concluded…

  • Senator Warren on Equifax Security Data Breach
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    Senator Warren on Equifax Security Data Breach

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talked about the recent Equifax data breach and introduces a bill to reform privacy requirements and the way customer information is handled.

  • Hearing Examines Benefits of SelfDriving Trucks
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    Self-Driving Trucks

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the future of self-driving trucks and how federal regulators can promote innovation, competition, and safety in…

  • Hearing Focuses on Taxpayer Dispute Resolution
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    Taxpayer Disputes

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing on resolving taxpayer disputes. A former IRS commissioner and several career taxpayer advocates presented their thoughts…

  • Access to Financial Systems
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    Access to Financial Systems

    Panelists talked about how digital technologies have affected financial inclusion in the U.S. and abroad. A Brookings research analyst and associate fellow presented the data. Following…

  • Washington Journal Alan Bjerga Discusses the Food Stamp Program
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    Alan Bjerga on the Food Stamp Program

    Alan Bjerga talked about the effectiveness and cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Some in Congress were looking to the program. This program was part of…

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    Turn and Jump

    Howard Mansfield talked about his book Howard Mansfield talked about his book Turn and Jump, in which he explains how the railroads invented time zones and their effect on the rest of the country. Measuring…

  • Senior Health Company Officials Testify on Individual Insurance Market
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    Stabilizing Individual Insurance Market

    Health care stakeholders, including state and insurance company officials, testified at a hearing on stabilization of the individual insurance market. They discussed the future of “cost-sharing…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question about the massive data breach on the credit reporting agency Equifax: “Are you concerned about personal…

  • Washington Journal Andrew Roth Discusses Tax Reform Efforts
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    Andrew Roth on Tax Reform Efforts

    Andrew Roth talked about Republican efforts to reform the tax code.

  • emThe Great Inflation and Its Aftermathem
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    The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath

    Robert Samuelson talked about his book The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence, published by Random House (November 11, 2008). The book is about the rise…

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