Chris Arnold

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Republicans Scrap Rule For Small-Business Retirement Plans

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Obama-era policy allowed states to offer retirement savings plans. Retiree and worker protection groups say the state-designed plans benefit employees of small businesses that lack 401(k) plans.


U.S. Economy Grows At Weakest Rate In Past 3 Years

Friday, April 28, 2017

The U.S. economy stalled in the first quarter, growing at a tepid 0.7 percent. But economists say the ragged quarter was an aberration and predict growth will rebound during the spring and summer.


Wells Fargo Fake Bank Accounts Scandal Haunts Shareholder Elections

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo shareholders will vote on whether to fire the vast majority of the bank's board members. That would be an extremely rare event in corporate America.


The United Airlines Fiasco: How Game Theory Could Help

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The fiasco with United dragging a passenger off its plane illustrates the problem of enticing people to voluntarily give up their seats. We talk to game theorists about some options.


5 Things To Know About Trump's Delay Of The Financial Adviser Rule

Monday, April 10, 2017

Americans are losing billions of dollars from retirement accounts to excessive fees. The Obama administration passed a rule to stop that. But President Trump has delayed the rule.


News Brief: U.S. Strategy On Assad Lacks Details, North Korea Aggression

Monday, April 10, 2017

The White House is sending mixed messages about how to handle Syria's president. And, a U.S. Navy group is moving toward the Korean peninsula as concerns mount over the north's missile program.


Trump Administration Quietly Starts Review Of China's Trade Status

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The move is surprising to U.S.-China watchers, and comes just days before President Trump is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in person for the first time.


Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn At Odds With Inner Circle

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gary Cohn was a dyslexic kid from an immigrant family in Cleveland who rose to lead Goldman Sachs. Now he's becoming perhaps the most powerful voice for economic policy in the Trump White House.


What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For Average Americans?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates affects every day Americans. Their payments on home equity lines of credit will be going up, and mortgage rates will be rising.


Trump Adviser's Warning About Food Supply Takeover Met With Skepticism

Friday, March 10, 2017

Peter Navarro, top trade adviser to the president, worries that foreign takeovers of U.S. food and defense companies could make America less secure. But economists see no signs of that happening.


The Soaring Stock Market And Your Nest Egg

Friday, March 03, 2017

Stocks continue to be on an absolute tear lately, with the Dow topping 21,000. Investors wonder if the bulls will keep running. Experts offer tips on what to keep in mind and whose advice to trust.


Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

Friday, February 17, 2017

A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.


Financial Industry Groups Fear Trump Will Block Investor Protection Rule

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The financial services industry is hopeful that President Trump will move to delay and perhaps overturn an investor protection rule put in place by the Obama administration. The rule requires that financial advisers act in their clients best interest when it comes to their retirement accounts. It has been widely supported by consumer groups, unions and financial watchdogs. The financial industry lobbied against the rule saying it would have unintended consequences and created too much paperwork to make it worth it for advisers to work with small clients.


One Of Trump's First Orders Means Home Loan Fees Won't Go Down

Friday, January 27, 2017

Had it gone into effect, the fee cut would have reduced the cost of borrowing for about 1 million Americans a year who buy or refinance houses with loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.


Dow Jones Closes Above 20,000 Points For First Time Ever

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday closed above 20,000 for the first time ever. The stock market has been on an tear since the election of Donald Trump.


President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' — How Real Is That?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.


Ex-Democrat Wilbur Ross Makes Some Republicans Nervous At Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Commerce Secretary nominee signaled that the Trump administration would respond aggressively to trade violations, but several GOP senators worried that such confrontations could harm the economy.


A Closer Look At Trump's Pick To Head The Commerce Department

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Billionaire Wilbur Ross will testify in front of a Senate committee on Wednesday. Democrats have criticized him as one of the Wall Street elites that Trump is packing into his administration.


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Outlines Abuses By Debt Collectors

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday is releasing a new report about abuses in the debt collection industry. This comes as the CFPB is crafting new rules to crack down on those practices.


Can An SEC Nominee With Ties To Goldman Regulate Wall Street Impartially?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Donald Trump has nominated Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say it's another example of Trump packing his Cabinet with Wall Street insiders.