Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:

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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The Economy Grew At A Solid Pace This Summer, But Consumers Are Wary

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Commerce Department said the economy grew by 2.9 percent in the third quarter. But consumer spending slowed. A survey suggests the election drama is making many consumers feel less confident.

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Three Bits of Business News You'll Be Glad To Know

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Politics dominated the news this week. But the business world also had some interesting stories. Here are just three, involving: Black Friday shopping; sham bank accounts and dining out.

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Wells Fargo, Samsung And Volkswagen: Can A Good Name Be Restored?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wells Fargo's CEO, John Stumpf, stepped down Wednesday as his company tries to rebuild its reputation. Wells Fargo, Samsung and Volkswagen have all seen their names hurt by poorly handled scandals.

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New Clinton Child Tax Credit Could Help Low-Income Parents, But Cost Is $200 Billion

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Democrat wants to double the credit for parents of children 4 and under. It would be paid for by a tax on Wall Street, the wealthy, corporations. Trump's tax plan would most benefit the wealthy.

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Friday's Jobs Report Could Help Shape Election Outlook

Thursday, October 06, 2016

If it shows steady unemployment and job growth figures, that would help Democrat Hillary Clinton. If the numbers get worse, that would give an edge to Republican Donald Trump.

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