Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Defense Department Renting At Trump Tower Is Another Step Into Ethical Murk

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Department of Defense needs space for its people and equipment whenever Trump goes home to his Manhattan penthouse. The move has precedent, but likely will be far costlier than previous rentals.

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Pentagon's Interest In Leasing Trump Tower Space Presents Conflict

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The Pentagon said Wednesday it is interested in leasing space in Trump Tower, the 68-story skyscraper in New York where President Trump lives when he's not in the White House. Ethics experts say that would create a conflict of interest. As president, Trump can tell the Secret Service and Defense Department to rent space in Trump Tower, but as the owner of the trust that manages the building, he can reap a profit.

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Trump's Role As President May Be Boosting His Brand's Reputation

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President Trump has one type of approval rating — the one that voters gave him. But as a businessman, he also has a brand reputation. It has been rising as his presidency brings more attention to it.

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Trump's Campaign Paid Millions To His Own Properties, FEC Documents Say

Friday, February 03, 2017

Now that he's declared his campaign for re-election, President Trump can continue to funnel money into his own businesses, but the payments will also face more scrutiny.

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Trump Political Advisers Now Raising Money For His 'America First' Agenda

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Aides from the president's campaign are working with a group that will not have to reveal donors. Contributors will fund efforts to promote his goals without revealing their role.

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Tech Executives Fiercely Criticize Trump Immigration Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Leaders in the U.S. tech sector say President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from some Muslim-majority countries will sow confusion in their businesses and undercut its growing diversity.

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How Does Trump's Immigration Freeze Square With His Business Interests?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The executive action targets seven majority-Muslim countries, but not six others where the president's private businesses are engaged.

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