Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

As Trump Enters Year Two In Office, Mueller Looking At Money Laundering

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian influence in U.S. elections. While his probe's details are unknown, one focus may be links between President Trump and Russian money launderers.


Stocks Continue A Winning Streak; Dow Industrials Now Over 25,000

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Stocks have been rising for years, and they are starting 2018 with another shot upward. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at about 25,000 — the fastest run to a new 1,000-point milestone ever.


Tax Changes Could Hurt Affordability At High End Of The Housing Market

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Thanks to the tax overhaul, buying a home will get more expensive in some places in 2018. That's because of new restrictions on how much mortgage interest and property taxes homeowners may deduct.


Why The Stock Market Soared In 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Stock prices boomed this year all over the world, including the United States. It was the best year for the market since 2013. But many market-watchers say prices have probably topped off for a while.


Measurement Tool Used In New Tax Bill Will Impact Deductions And Brackets

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The government tracks prices on consumer goods — eggs, shoes, gasoline, etc. But when prices rise, people often make substitutions, like buying chicken if beef gets expensive. So economists have come up with the notion of "chained inflation" to take substitutions into account. That's the measurement the new tax bill uses, and it makes the consumer price index smaller, with an impact on deductions and brackets.


Business Owners Face Complicated Choices With Republican Tax Plan

Friday, December 22, 2017

The measure presents a lot of complicated choices for American business owners who want to take advantage of a lowered corporate tax rate. The bill lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent.


As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

As Republicans prepare to pass their massive tax overhaul, they are planning to lessen, or even eliminate, the estate tax. Critics say the tax plays an important role in making the economy fair.


Is This The Right Time For a Big Tax Cut?

Monday, December 04, 2017

The rationale behind the GOP tax plan is that the economy needs stimulus. But it's already growing and near full employment. And the plan could be undercut by the Fed as it raises interest rates.


Trump's Claim That GOP Tax Bill Would Hurt The Wealthy Continues To Be Challenged

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The tax changes proposed by Republican lawmakers would impact President Trump's personal finances. This week, he said: "This is going to cost me a fortune," but experts say that's far from the case.


A Revenue 'Trigger' Would Shoot Down Tax Cuts If Economy Doesn't Grow As Expected

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Some senators want the tax overhaul to come with a built-in trigger: If budget deficits grow, tax cuts will be reversed. But several key senators strongly oppose the idea.


Congress Takes Aim At Tax Rules That Hit Hardest At Upper Middle Class

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent very wealthy families from dodging taxes entirely. But its reach has grown over the years, and now it hits hardest at upper-middle-class workers.


Trump's Company Cuts Ties To NYC Hotel

Thursday, November 23, 2017

President Trump's company says it's severing its contract with the Trump SoHo, a New York City condo hotel that has struggled to find buyers.


Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.


Tax Cuts And The Deficit

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Critics of the tax cuts now being debated in Congress say they would cause the budget deficit to soar. But Republicans often have claimed that tax cuts lead to more growth and pay for themselves.


New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.


Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Supporters of the tax cut say it will lead to more hiring and faster growth. But the evidence isn't so clear-cut.


After Working To Avoid Taxes, What Could New Legislation Mean For Apple?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Apple has sought many ways to not pay taxes as the Paradise Papers revealed. First, it was using a tax strategy in Ireland, and then in an English Channel island called Jersey. So as Republicans in Congress try to come up with a bill that would sharply lower taxes for U.S. corporations what does that mean for the tech giant?


Trump Used To Disparage An Anti-Bribery Law; Will He Enforce It Now?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 U.S. law, bars payoffs to foreign officials by companies. Its global reach has helped fight corruption. But the law has critics, including President Trump.


Understanding How Trump Does Business And Who He Does It With

Monday, November 06, 2017

One of President Trump's signature projects during his days as a businessman was Trump SoHo in Manhattan. Now the Mueller investigation is reportedly looking into the finances of that project, developed by a firm called Bayrock. NPR's Embedded podcast looked at the checkered history of the Bayrock Group and one of its key figures, Felix Sater.


New York District Attorney On The Defense Over Handling Of Weinstein Allegations

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite an undercover audiotape of the movie mogul harassing an Italian model. Now Vance is under scrutiny over his handling of the case.