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Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

Poll: Trump Needs To Choose Between Presidency And His Business

Friday, December 09, 2016

Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.

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When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds With Cautionary Tales

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: People think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

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Trump Says He Will Leave Business To Fully Focus On Presidency

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

President-elect Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he is drafting "legal documents...[to] take me completely out of business operations." He said he will hold a press conference in two weeks with his children to explain it. Many ethics experts say he would need to liquidate all of his holdings and sell them to non-family members to avoid conflicts. At this point, his plans are unclear.

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Trump Taps Billionaire Investor Wilbur Ross For Commerce Secretary

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wilbur Ross Jr. is a donor and longtime associate of Trump's. Ross has grown rich by buying troubled companies and restructuring them with layoffs and budget cuts.

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Trump Foundation's Tax Returns Reportedly Acknowledge Violating IRS Rule

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The foundation has been accused of "self-dealing" by using its funds to pay off debts that Donald Trump incurred in his business dealings.

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Trump Denies He Sought Business Favor From Argentina's President

Monday, November 21, 2016

A report from one of the country's best-known journalists says President-elect Donald Trump asked President Mauricio Macri for help with permits at a construction project in Buenos Aires.

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President-Elect Trump Continues To Blur Line Between Business And Politics

Monday, November 21, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump apparently plans to preside over an administration where there will be few, if any, barriers between him and his considerable business interests.

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Trump Has Faced Many Lawsuits. Will Litigation Influence His Presidency?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Donald Trump settled a class-action suit last week by Trump University customers, but several other pending cases could distract him after he takes office, analysts say.

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JPMorgan Chase Agrees To Pay $264 Million In Chinese Bribery Scheme

Thursday, November 17, 2016

JPMorgan Chase and its Hong Kong affiliate have agreed to pay fines totaling $264 million for their role in a scheme to win lucrative contracts in China. The bank acknowledged running a program in which it hired relatives of influential Chinese officials in exchange for certain business contracts. A Justice Department official said the scheme amounted to bribery.

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JPMorgan Chase Paying $264 Million To Settle Allegations Of Nepotism In China

Thursday, November 17, 2016

U.S. officials say the bank had a program to hire the friends and relatives of Chinese government officials who could send business its way.

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Trump's Name Will Be Removed From Apartment Buildings After Residents Demand It

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

About 600 people signed an online petition saying the values Trump expressed during the campaign don't represent them.

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SEC Chief Says She Will Step Down At The End Of Obama's Term

Monday, November 14, 2016

A political moderate, Mary Jo White oversaw the implementation of the landmark Dodd-Frank law, but was also criticized for not being aggressive enough against Wall Street.

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Critics See Legal, Political Risks If Trump Keeps Ties To His Businesses

Monday, November 14, 2016

Donald Trump has said he will turn management of his business interests over to family members. An adviser says the president-elect should consider removing himself completely from running his firms.

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Trump Won Their Vote. Now They Want Him To Meet Expectations

Friday, November 11, 2016

Residents of rural Pennsylvania turned to Donald Trump after feeling a growing level of economic anxiety. But they're going to be watching to see if he follows through on his promises in Washington.

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Donald Trump's Businesses Pose New Conflict Of Interest Questions

Thursday, November 10, 2016

One issue is what to do with all the businesses he owns. Other newly elected presidents have placed investments in a blind trust, but Trump's business empire is on a completely different scale.

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Is A Shifting Political Climate Slowing Global Trade?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

For decades, global trade has been transforming the world's economy. But the days of explosive trade growth may be at an end. Analysts say fewer new trade agreements may be a factor in the slowdown.

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It's All Over But The Voting, As Trump And Clinton Cast Their Ballots

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

With the long campaign almost at an end, the two candidates and their families head to their respective New York polling places.

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As Trump's Odds Of Victory Rise, Financial Markets Get Nervous

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Wall Street doesn't exactly love Hillary Clinton, but it knows what to expect from her. That's not true of Trump. This election will be "a very big deal economically," Dartmouth's Eric Zitzewitz says.

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Economists Warn: Trump 'Promotes Magical Thinking And Conspiracy Theories'

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

A letter from 370 economists, including eight Nobel Prize winners, says the Republican presidential candidate has misled the country about trade, jobs and growth.

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AT&T-Time Warner Deal Raises Profile Of CEO Randall Stephenson

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Just a year and a half after closing a deal to acquire DirectTV, Randall Stephenson is at it again. Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, is attempting a takeover of Time Warner.

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