Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:

GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

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Ivanka Trump's Move To The White House Raises Questions About Ethics

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ethics experts say Ivanka's dual role as a business owner and West Wing adviser raises concerns about nepotism and conflict of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules.

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At Trump's D.C. Hotel, A U.S.-Turkey Relations Conference Stirs Up Ethics Questions

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Holding the event at the Trump hotel could be seen as a way to "purchase access to the Trump administration by enriching President Trump and his family," says government ethics scholar Kathleen Clark.

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China OKs 38 Trump Trademarks; Critics Say It Violates Emoluments Clause

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Chinese Trademark Office had denied Trump those naming rights for a decade even as Chinese-owned businesses used his name without paying licensing fees.

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NPR Launches New Tool To Monitor President Trump's Ethical Promises

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax talks about NPR's newly-launched Trump Ethics Monitor, a tool that helps track conflicts of interest between President Trump's businesses and the White House.

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Countries Listed On Trump's Refugee Ban Don't Include Those He Has Business With

Saturday, January 28, 2017

President Donald Trump's refugee ban in the Middle East could be one of the first conflicts of interest for the president, as his bans avoided nations that he has business ties in.

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Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.

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Who Can Settle Questions About Donald Trump's Conflicts Of Interest?

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The president-elect has financial interests that will conflict with his new job duties. He says having his sons run the business will end the problem. The federal ethics office says no. Now what?

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Outlining Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Sunday, December 11, 2016

On Dec. 15, Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement regarding his business interests. The wide range of his dealings leaves him open to potential conflicts of interest.

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Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Monday, December 05, 2016

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.

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Shaping Trumponomics: These Names Are Being Floated For Cabinet Posts

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump must quickly fill government departments with leaders who can help give shape to his economic vision. His transition team is considering a number of candidates.

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After 22 Years, Is NAFTA Headed Back To The Drawing Board?

Friday, November 11, 2016

NAFTA has long united the economies of the United States, Mexico and Canada. With Donald Trump headed to the White House, trade partners say they're open to talks.

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Trump Team Promises To 'Dismantle' Dodd-Frank Bank Regulations

Thursday, November 10, 2016

For six years, the Dodd-Frank Act has been rolling out rules intended to tame inappropriate risk-taking by banks. The Trump transition team now says the new administration will "dismantle" the law.

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3 Ways President-Elect Trump May Shake Up Trade Policy

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Analysts say Trump is likely to kill off TPP, reshape NAFTA and impose tariffs. But economists fear those moves could set off a trade war.

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Financial Markets Plunge As Trump Emerges Victorious

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Investors who had been showing fear in recent weeks at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency drove down equities, currencies and Treasurys as the election results became clear.

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Analysts Blame Declining Financial Markets On Political News

Saturday, November 05, 2016

This year's unconventional presidential race has some stock analysts worried about unpredictable markets. NPR's Marilyn Geewax talks about why and how politics are roiling the financial markets.

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U.S. Wages Rising At The Fastest Pace In Years Amid Solid Hiring

Friday, November 04, 2016

The Labor Department's latest jobs report shows that average hourly earnings have risen by 2.8 percent since last year, outpacing inflation. Economists say that will boost consumer spending.

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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, But Signals Increase May Be Coming

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Federal Reserve policymakers finished meeting Wednesday, less than a week before Election Day. They left interest rates unchanged but said the case for more expensive loans is strengthening.

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Wave Of Mergers Washing Over The Economy: Sinking Or Buoying Consumers?

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In recent weeks, U.S. corporations have announced multibillion-dollar deals in a huge wave of mergers. Economists say that can hurt consumers, workers and savers — but also strengthen the economy.

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Supporters Hope Minimum-Wage Votes Will Push Democratic Turnout

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Voters in four states will be deciding whether to raise minimum wages. Supporters hope that voters will both approve the measures and help swing voters to Democratic candidates.

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