Chris Arnold

Chris Arnold appears in the following:

White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

Monday, August 13, 2018

Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars.

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Despite U.S. Economy Improvement Wages Remain Low

Friday, August 03, 2018

The U.S. economy has reached a critical juncture. Growth is outstanding. Unemployment is so low that employers are struggling to find workers. But a major puzzle persists: why is wage growth so slow?

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Saying Economy Is Strong, Fed Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged For Now

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Federal Reserve held steady with no rate increase, but it is expected to raise rates twice more by the end of the year. The Fed said "economic activity has been rising at a strong rate."

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Can The U.S. Economy Keep Growing?

Friday, July 27, 2018

Gross domestic product growth in the second quarter was projected at more than 4 percent, the fastest pace in years. But most economists think stronger growth is short-term and won't be sustained.

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U.S. Economic Growth At 4.1 Percent For 2nd Quarter

Friday, July 27, 2018

President Trump has been promising to launch the economy into high gear. The Commerce Department on Friday said GDP grew at 4.1 percent for the second quarter, nearly double the first-quarter rate.

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U.S. Economy Surges To A 4.1 Percent Growth Pace In 2nd Quarter

Friday, July 27, 2018

A key measure of the economy's health showed a dramatic pickup, which President Trump called "amazing." But some analysts doubt the higher growth rate will last.

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Tariffs Are Having A Chilling Effect On More U.S. Businesses

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

From farmers to meat-storage facilities, to auto parts manufacturers, the impact of tariffs is spreading. And if trade tensions escalate more, industries warn it could get much worse.

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Democratic Senators Slam Trump's Pick To Run Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Elizabeth Warren and other senators fired tough questions at Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Senators To DeVos On TEACH Grant Debacle: 'Urgent That These Mistakes Are Fixed'

Monday, July 02, 2018

New documents obtained by NPR show that nearly 11,000 TEACH recipients may have lost their grants because of mistakes by the loan servicer, but only a small fraction of the problems were ever fixed.

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Is The U.S. Headed For Recession?

Friday, June 29, 2018

A handful of experts are pointing to business uncertainty and a few financial and economic indicators as signs of a possible recession on the horizon. But jobs and the economy are still growing.

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Supreme Court Sides With American Express In Antitrust Case

Monday, June 25, 2018

In a decision on Monday, the Supreme Court sided with American Express on their policies that stop retailers from steering customers to other credit cards that charge lower swipe fees.

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Tensions Rise Between U.S. And China Over Trade Actions

Friday, June 15, 2018

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated rapidly Friday after President Trump unveiled tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods and China moved swiftly with retaliation.

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Former Banker, Now Regulator, Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting is a former bank executive testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. He wants big banks to start making small-dollar loans.

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Mulvaney Further Scales Back CFPB Role As An Aggressive Watchdog

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Mick Mulvaney is effectively disbanding councils designed to help consumer groups work with the agency to identify problems facing Americans who are being unfairly treated by financial firms.

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Mick Mulvaney Effectively Fires CFPB Advisory Council

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The CFPB's interim chief is moving to disband a board designed to help consumer groups work with the agency to identify problems facing Americans who are being unfairly treated by financial firms.

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The Battle Raging Over the Amazon River

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Chris Feliciano Arnold on the battle for the future of the Brazilian Amazon.

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U.S. Jobless Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent

Friday, June 01, 2018

Employers added 223,000 jobs in May as hiring showed a healthy pickup from the prior month. President Trump created controversy by tweeting beforehand that he looked forward to the report coming out.

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent, Lowest Since 2000

Friday, June 01, 2018

The economy gained a stronger-than-expected 223,000 jobs and the unemployment rate edged down to an 18-year low. President Trump hinted at a strong report more than an hour before its release.

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Federal Reserve Proposes Changes To Volcker Rule

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Federal Reserve has voted to consider changes to the Volcker rule, which blocks banks from trying to make money with speculative investments.

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Trump Administration Considers Steep Tariffs Against Foreign Automakers

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The president has suggested this will be good for U.S. autoworkers, but economists and industry executives warn the move could spark a destructive trade war that would hurt all countries involved.

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