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641 10/31/2017: Is the estate tax saving America from aristocracy?2017-10-31 17:53:00
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642 10/30/2017: Prosecutors love a paper trail…2017-10-30 17:38:00
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643 10/27/2017: Politicians love to hate regulations2017-10-27 11:43:11
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644 10/26/2017: So it's an emergency. Now what?2017-10-26 17:30:00
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645 10/25/2017: Hey, how much are you making?2017-10-25 18:09:00
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646 10/24/2017: The Uber of office space2017-10-24 18:00:00
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647 10/23/2017: Harassers' perfectly legal hiding spot2017-10-23 12:00:00
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648 10/20/2017: Macroeconomics' big mystery2017-10-20 18:00:00
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649 10/19/2017: Tax reform's brain drain2017-10-19 17:40:00
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650 10/17/2017: China's done doing our recycling2017-10-17 12:00:00
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651 10/13/17: Time is running out for Congress2017-10-13 13:50:00
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652 10/12/17: If you can't repeal it ...2017-10-12 18:00:00
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653 10/11/2017: The truth about taxes2017-10-11 16:00:00
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654 10/10/2017: The sock industry is "wildly misunderstood"2017-10-10 17:34:00
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655 10/09/2017: This week in policy reform, "synthetic repeal"2017-10-09 18:35:00
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656 10/06/2017: How do we count jobs numbers?2017-10-06 12:00:00
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657 10/05/2017: The economy according to Donald Trump2017-10-05 12:00:00
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658 10/04/2017: How to harden America's soft targets2017-10-04 15:48:00
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659 10/03/2017: What's really throwing the budget out of whack?2017-10-03 12:00:00
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10/03/2017: What's really throwing the budget out of whack?

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore though Puerto Rico, and residents are struggling to get basic supplies and power. President Donald Trump made his first trip to survey the damage today and do a little back patting for the federal response. He also joked the disaster was throwing the federal budget "out of whack." The truth is the cost of aid is far from the only thing in D.C. with big budget implications. Take the GOP tax plan: White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is saying it has to add to the deficit to be effective. We'll start the show sorting through that claim. Then: Solar panels are cheaper than ever, but they're still out of reach for the people they could help most. Take Brunswick, Georgia: The poverty rate's 41 percent, and electric bills can top $250 in the summer. Can it benefit from the solar boom? Plus, the latest on Facebook's ad sales to Russian operatives.…read more

660 10/02/2017: How is this economy doing, really?2017-10-02 12:00:00
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