Economics & Economy

Today, after weeks of often bitter wrangling, the Brits struck a last-minute, breakthrough deal on Brexit with their European Union partners. They agreed to some of the key terms of their departure from the EU. The United Kingdom will likely be told next week that it can now move on to talk about a future trade relationship with the bloc. Why should we care? Well, U.S. businesses have quite a bit of skin in this game.

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A provision in the tax code that allows employers and their employees to get a tax break on tuition assistance offered by companies is on the chopping block in the House version of the new tax bill. That perk is a useful recruiting tool for employers in a tight job market.

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12/08/2017: A strong November for jobs

Dec 8, 2017

(Markets Edition) The November jobs report is out, revealing that the U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent. Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to discuss how specific sectors performed and why wage growth still hasn't been doing that great. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the GOP's tax overhaul could mean for tuition assistance. Some companies help pay for employees to get a degree, which they could get a tax break for, but that could go away under the House's version of the tax bill.

Marketplace Weekend answers your tax questions

Dec 8, 2017

In the past few weeks, taxes have been on all of our minds and at the center of the news, as the House and Senate have passed their versions of the Republican tax bill. 

Tax reform is something that will have an enormous effect on everyone living in the U.S. and on the economy as a whole. It's also something that can cause more than a little confusion.

12/08/2017: Puppy migration and taxes

Dec 8, 2017

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a panel of experts talk taxes and answer questions from listeners. Plus, we look into supply and demand ... as it applies to rescue dogs moving out of the South. And NASA's Doug Wheelock discusses what it takes to be an astronaut. 

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