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Tax Reform Helps Small Businesses

It has been nearly 10 months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law.

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Treasury Outlines Tax Breaks for Investing in Distressed Areas

/   Jim Tankersley, New York Times

The Treasury Department outlined new rules on Friday stemming from the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul last year that are aimed at giving investors confidence to pour billions of dollars into distressed economic areas across the United States.

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America’s Worsening Geographic Inequality

/   Richard Florida, CityLab

It’s not just economic inequality—the gap between the rich and the poor—that is growing ever wider. Geographic inequality, the divide between rich and poor places, is too.

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Distressed Communities Index Underscores Economic Divides

/   Bill Lucia, RouteFifty

New research highlights the widening fault lines between struggling and well-off communities across the U.S. and suggests more prosperous areas have fared better as the economy has improved.

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The Finance 202: Tracking the Uneven Recovery

/   Tory Newmyer, Washington Post

From the “two economies” file, the Economic Innovation Group is out with a new report this morning documenting how uneven the recovery has been nationally. It includes some stark figures:

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