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GOP Releases Final Tax Bill As Rubio, Corker Boost Path To Christmas Passage

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The two Republican senators had been holdouts but now the bill appears on track for passage next week.

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

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The bill would lower the rate for top earners and also let graduate students keep their tuition waivers

Forget Neutrality

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Most Americans have at most one choice for broadband internet. On today's show: How it got that way, and what it means for the debate over net neutrality.

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An $846,000 Inheritance Got Lost In Transit. That Was In February

The only money a Canadian family has recovered from a lost bank draft is the $32 it cost to ship the document. Their bank, TD Canada Trust, has delayed issuing the money.

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No Longer A Mill Town, Camas Holds On To Its Blue-Collar Past

An industry that once defined the town of Camas, Washington, is coming to an end. Last month, Georgia-Pacific announced it will close most of its production at the 134-year-old paper mill.

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The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now The Farmers Are Suing

At issue is the Trump administration's withdrawal of two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply.

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Retailers Hope For Strong Holiday Season As November Sales Beat Expectations

Retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent in November over the same time last year, the Commerce Department said. Retailers are hoping for their best year since before the economic recession.

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How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

Builders of affordable housing say the House Republican tax plan has a poison pill inside it that removes a tax incentive crucial for about half of the affordable housing units that get built.

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Inslee's Budget Wish List: More Money For Schools And A Carbon Tax

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday rolled out his proposal for an update to the state’s two-year, $43 billion budget. Here are the top five items on the governor’s budget wish list.

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

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Unhappy 10th Anniversary, Great Recession. You Still Hurt Us

The Great Recession began exactly one decade ago this month. Although the economy has been growing steadily for years, the downturn's impact is still deeply felt by millions who lost homes and jobs.

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Many Live On The Brink Of Homelessness In Eastern Oregon

While the 2017 count by the state of Oregon found 55 homeless people in Umatilla County, many more like Kidder are on the brink of homelessness.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

Policymakers increased a key rate for the third time this year. The quarter-point move indicates the Fed is confident in the economy as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.