Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

FACT CHECK: Donald Trump And The Victimization Of U.S. Steel

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Is Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. steel industry fell victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians accurate?


Brexit Makes Investors Nervous, But U.K. Recession Isn't Certain

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Last week's Brexit vote sent financial markets tumbling. It also raised questions about the future of the U.K. economy. Analysts now expect slower growth but not an immediate tumble into recession.


How Will Brexit Affect London's Status As A Global Financial Center?

Monday, June 27, 2016

When the U.K. voted to leave the EU, a lot of questions were left unanswered. London banks do an enormous amount of international business, but with the doors to Europe shutting that could change.


Fact Check: Hillary Clinton And Women In The Workforce

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

In a speech Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee said that economic growth over the past 40 years is largely thanks to women getting into the workforce. We analyze her claim.


Big U.S. Companies Are Weighing In On This Week's 'Brexit' Vote, Too

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

U.S. firms that do business in the United Kingdom, such as Mars and Chase, are speaking out against the idea of the U.K. leaving the EU. They say it would complicate their operations in Europe.


Trump Favors Returning To The Gold Standard, Few Economists Agree

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Returning to the gold standard is an idea that's popular with a small segment of voters — many of them Republicans. Donald Trump thinks gold may be the answer to what ails the U.S. economy.


Bonds Pay Less Than Zero As Investors Flee To Safety

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Germany became the latest country where investors are paying the government for the privilege of owning bonds. It's usually the other way around. Global economic fears are driving this unusual trend.


Type Of Rifle Used In Orlando Is Popular With Hobbyists, Easy To Use

Monday, June 13, 2016

The AR-15 has been the weapon of choice in some recent high-profile mass killings. It shoots accurately and tends to come with a high-capacity magazine.


Influential GOP Congressman Wants To Replace Key Bank Regulations

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is aiming at rules created after the 2008 financial crisis. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls the plan a "wet kiss" for the big banks.


Trump University Customer: 'Gold Elite' Program Nothing But Fool's Gold

Monday, June 06, 2016

At a campaign event, Donald Trump said Bob Guillo gave his Trump University program the highest rating possible. Guillo says he paid $35,000 only to be taught to use Trulia and other common websites.


Former AIG Chief Hank Greenberg Must Stand Trial For Fraud, N.Y. Court Rules

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The decision by New York State's Court of Appeals is a victory for state officials, who filed charges against the insurance industry icon 11 years ago.


Documents Reveal High-Pressure Sales Environment Inside Trump University

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

A federal judge released hundreds of documents related to Trump University, which is being sued for fraud. They show a high-pressure sales environment where employees were taught how to keep selling expensive packages of real estate classes, even when customers balked.


Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

But shareholders at Exxon Mobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.


Monsanto Calls Bayer's $62 Billion Takeover Offer 'Financially Inadequate'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

But the St. Louis-based seed company makes clear it's still willing to negotiate with the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant.


Bayer Makes $62 Billion Play For Monsanto

Monday, May 23, 2016

Germany's Bayer corporation says Monsanto is worth $62 billion. That works out to a 37 percent premium over Monsanto's stock price from a few days ago. Bayer is sending a signal it is serious about taking over Monsanto, and it's willing to take on a lot of debt in order to do so.


Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Named In Insider Trading Case

Thursday, May 19, 2016

U.S. officials say the former chairman of Dean Foods passed inside information to famed gambler Billy Walters, who then tipped off Mickelson. The SEC wants Mickelson to turn over $931,000.


Reality Check: What Donald Trump Has Said About Taxes And The Wealthy

Friday, May 13, 2016

Trump issued a reasonably detailed tax plan last year that included cuts for the middle class and wealthy. But some of his recent statements have left people pretty confused about his real intentions.


The Empire State Building And The Art Of Trump's Deal

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In the 1990s, Donald Trump famously tried to acquire control of the Empire State Building. He lost — but ultimately won a nice profit, especially considering he put no money into the building.


'John Doe' Offers To Turn Over Original Panama Papers Documents To Prosecutors

Friday, May 06, 2016

But the anonymous source behind the document dump wants immunity from government prosecution first.


Politics In Real Life: What Wage Stagnation Looks Like For Many Americans

Thursday, May 05, 2016

How the economy feels can be key in an election, and because of wage stagnation, the economic recovery doesn't feel real to many Americans, including Jennifer Kaiser of Indianapolis.