Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

FBI Investigates Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort's Ties To Russia

Thursday, April 27, 2017

As the Trump administration settles in, questions continue to pop up about a figure from last year's campaign: Paul Manafort. Why do his business dealings continue to stir such interest? Who is he, really?

Comment

What Trump's Taxes Would Not Show About His Finances

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Demonstrators are calling on the president to release his tax returns. But even if the returns were released, a tax expert says, they might not reveal much about specific sources of revenue and debts.

Comment

Trump's Travel Costs Add Up, Setting Him On Path To Outspend Obama

Saturday, April 15, 2017

President Trump is again at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, meaning his already-high travel costs are now higher. A group that tracks presidential travel says the visits could cost $1 million each.

Comment

Trump Organization Says It Is Closing Its Modeling Agency

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

While Trump Model Management "enjoyed many years of success," the Trump Organization said in a statement that it was choosing to focus on its core businesses of real estate, golf and hospitality.

Comment

Trump Organization Shuts Down Modeling Agency After Boycott

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Trump Organization is shutting down its New York-based modeling agency. The agency became the target of a boycott by some fashion industry directors, make-up artists and stylists.

Comment

Trump Advisers Under Scrutiny In Russia Investigations

Friday, March 31, 2017

As investigations into the Trump campaign's potential connections to Russia get underway, Trump associates Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Carter Page are all expected to face intense scrutiny.

Comment

Jared Kushner To Answer Questions About Meeting With Russian Bank Officials

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

After President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Russia's ambassador in December, he then met with an official from the Russian development bank VEB. The bank is closely tied to the Russian government and was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2014.

Comment

When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

President Trump's properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman. Many questions are being raised about the deals' ethics.

Comment

Among Trump Supporters, Conflicts Of Interest Aren't A Top Concern

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

President Trump's decision to hold onto his many businesses while in office has generated criticism from ethics experts. But among his supporters, the issue doesn't seem to be registering much so far.

Comment

In 2005, Trump Was Hit With A Tax That He Now Wants To Abolish

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The alternative minimum tax was passed to target the ultrawealthy, but today it is more likely to affect the upper middle class.

Comment

Trump Paid About $38 Million In Federal Taxes In 2005, Leaked Returns Say

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A two-page portion of his return shows he earned about $150 million, and would have paid less in taxes, but for the alternative minimum. The White House said the returns were "illegally published."

Comment

Falling Stars: Negative Yelp Reviews Target Trump Restaurants, Hotels

Friday, March 10, 2017

Now that Donald Trump is president, online reviews of his hotels, restaurants and other properties have become much more politicized. But his presidency may help offset negatives for the Trump brand.

Comment

Ethics Watchdogs Want U.S. Attorney To Investigate Trump's Business Interests

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

They say Trump is violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause by doing deals with entities linked to foreign governments.

Comment

Trump Denies Links To Russian-American Businessman

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Felix Sater was recently named as having helped pass on a "peace plan" to the Trump administration from a Ukrainian politician. Sater is a Russian-born businessman who spent time in prison before becoming a federal informant. He claims to be a senior adviser to Trump, but Trump says he wouldn't recognize him on the street if he saw him.

Comment

White House Says Conway Acted 'Inadvertently' When She Plugged Ivanka's Products

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The senior adviser to the president didn't mean any harm when she appeared to violate ethics rules in an appearance on Fox and Friends last month, the Trump administration says.

Comment

Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The global fight against government corruption has often been led by the U.S., but those in the movement's trenches worry that signals being sent by the Trump administration could undercut the effort.

Comment

Conway Should Be Investigated For Plugging Ivanka Trump Products, Ethics Agency Says

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The president's senior adviser appeared on TV last week and urged shoppers to buy the president's daughter's line of clothes, jewelry and shoes, after Nordstrom decided to drop it.

Comment

Trump's Presidency Takes Toll On His Daughter's Brand

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trump-branded products may continue to see lower sales as growing consumer boycotts prompt U.S. retailers to back away from the items. The Wall Street Journal reports sales of Ivanka Trump's fashion line tumbled at Nordstrom, according to internal documents. Now Nordstrom has dropped the products. Ethics experts worry that plunging U.S. retail sales may feed Trump's need to expand overseas, creating new conflicts of interest.

Comment

The Week Of Blurred Lines Between President Trump And Businessman Trump

Sunday, February 12, 2017

In the past week, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway used a news interview to encourage people to buy Ivanka Trump products, and President Trump hosted Japan's Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Comment

Kellyanne Conway Tells Americans To Buy Ivanka Trump's Products

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Her comments appear to violate ethics rules barring federal employees from seeking to profit from their positions. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said later that Conway had been "counseled."

Comment