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    • How the Trump Tax Cut Is Helping to Push the Federal Deficit to $1 Trillion

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In the trough of the Great Recession in 2009, as companies laid off hundreds of thousands of workers each month, the amount of corporate income taxes collected by the federal government plunged by almost a third. It was the largest quarterly drop since the Commerce Department began compiling the data in the 1940s. No other period came close.Until this year.

    "How the Trump Tax Cut Is Helping to Push the Federal Deficit to $1 Trillion" is from the July 25, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Senate Tax Bill’s Potential Hurdle: Republicans

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Senate Republicans will speed their tax plan toward a possible floor vote this week, and liberal activists will ramp up their efforts to block the bill, in what promises to be a frenzied stretch of an already breakneck attempt to complete a tax overhaul by Christmas.

    "Senate Tax Bill’s Potential Hurdle: Republicans" is from the November 27, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Washington’s Fight Over Taxes Is Only Beginning

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Never mind that “once in a generation” tax bill that just passed last year. Congress is headed for years more of big fights over taxes, particularly those for individuals.

    "Washington’s Fight Over Taxes Is Only Beginning" is from the February 24, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Stark Differences between the Trump and Clinton Tax Plans and How They Address 'Loopholes'

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Both candidates for president have promised to scale back the federal tax code's vast number of “loopholes.” On his website, Donald Trump promises to “eliminate special interest loopholes, make our business tax rate more competitive to keep jobs in America, create new opportunities and revitalize our economy.

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    • Flush Over Tax Cuts, Trump Says ‘Phase 2’ Is Coming

    • By: Peter Baker, Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Amid all the turmoil and uncertainty, with his White House seemingly fraying, his legislative agenda stalled and his electoral base in danger, President Donald Trump these days finds one area of comfort: talking about his tax cuts. He finds it so reassuring, in fact, that he is increasingly talking about doing it all over again.

    "Flush Over Tax Cuts, Trump Says ‘Phase 2’ Is Coming" is from the March 14, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker, Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Corporate Tax Cuts Hold Promise of Lower Utility Bills

    • By: Ben Casselman, Jim Tankersley, and Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The newly passed tax law could save Americans billions of dollars on their utility bills. In recent days, electric companies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon and other states have announced plans to pass their tax cuts on to customers through lower rates.

    "Corporate Tax Cuts Hold Promise of Lower Utility Bills" is from the January 09, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Casselman, Jim Tankersley, and Brad Plumer and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Republicans Say They Have a Deal on Tax Bill

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    House and Senate Republicans have reached an agreement, in principle, on a consensus tax bill, keeping the party on track for final votes next week with the aim of delivering a bill to President Trump’s desk by Christmas, according to people briefed on the deal.

    "Republicans Say They Have a Deal on Tax Bill" is from the December 13, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Cutting Taxes is Hard. Trump is Making it Harder.

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Donald Trump said Monday that he would oppose any effort to reduce the amount of pretax income that American workers can save in 401(k) retirement accounts, effectively killing an idea Republicans were mulling as a way to help pay for a $1.5 trillion tax cut.

    "Cutting Taxes is Hard. Trump is Making it Harder." is from the October 23, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • New Tax Law Is Prodding the Rich to Get Divorced, Fast

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    For the wealthiest Americans, there may never be a better time to get divorced.

    "New Tax Law Is Prodding the Rich to Get Divorced, Fast" is from the July 02, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay? A Union Wants It in Writing.

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    At the heart of the Republican tax plan hurtling through Congress is an implicit promise that cutting corporate taxes will lift the middle class through higher wages and more jobs.

    "Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay? A Union Wants It in Writing." is from the November 23, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Republicans Release Tax Plan, Cutting Corporate and Middle-Class Taxes

    • By: Jim Tankersley, Alan Rappeport
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Republican lawmakers unveiled the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in decades on Thursday, outlining a $1.51 trillion plan to cut taxes for corporations, reduce them for some middle-class families and tilt the United States closer, but not entirely, toward the kind of tax system long championed by businesses.

    "Republicans Release Tax Plan, Cutting Corporate and Middle-Class Taxes" is from the November 02, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Republican Tax Plans Put Corporations Over People

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    There are tough choices at the heart of the Republican tax bills speeding through Congress, and they make clear what the party values most in economic policy right now: deep and lasting tax cuts for corporations.

    "Republican Tax Plans Put Corporations Over People" is from the November 16, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • With Concession to Rubio on Child Credit, GOP Is Set to Release Compromise Tax Plan

    • By: Jim Tankersley, Thomas Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A group of Republican lawmakers tasked with merging the House and Senate tax bill signed a final version of the legislation Friday, a key step that will allow the full text of the bill to be released later today and voted on early next week.

    "With Concession to Rubio on Child Credit, GOP Is Set to Release Compromise Tax Plan" is from the December 15, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Jim Tankersley and Thomas Kaplan and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Why the Good Economy Could Be a Problem for the next President

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The U.S. economy is delivering some of the best employment and income gains of the past 40 years, boosting workers in a way that recalls the boom years of the 1980s and 1990s.

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    • American Dream Collapsing for Young Adults, Study Says, as Odds Plunge That Children Will Earn More Than Their Parents

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their parents, according to a new study from a team of researchers that could carry deep implications for President-elect Donald Trump's policy agenda.

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    • Why the Upper Middle Class Might Be the Real Target of Today's Anger

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Why the Upper Middle Class Might Be the Real Target of Today's Anger " is from the June 21, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jim Tankersley and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Signals He Wants Separate Trade Deals With Canada and Mexico

    • By: Ana Swanson, Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Trump administration added another complication to already fractious talks with Canada and Mexico on Tuesday, suggesting that President Donald Trump now wants to negotiate separate bilateral deals with those nations rather than continue three-country discussions to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement.

    "Trump Signals He Wants Separate Trade Deals With Canada and Mexico" is from the June 05, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • There Is Math, There Is Fantasy Math, and Then There's Donald Trump's Economic Math

    • By: Jim Tankersley, Jeff Guo
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "There Is Math, There Is Fantasy Math, and Then There's Donald Trump's Economic Math" is from the April 04, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jim Tankersley and Jeff Guo and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates for Second Time in a Decade, Expects 3 Hikes in 2017

    • By: Jim Tankersley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday afternoon for the first time in a year, and it signaled that rates could continue to rise next year more quickly than officials had expected.

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    • Young White People Are Losing Their Faith in the American Dream

    • By: Jim Tankersley, Scott Clement
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Young White People Are Losing Their Faith in the American Dream" is from the Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jim Tankersley and Scott Clement and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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