Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
A developer such as Donald Trump can use a net operating loss "carryforward" to lower his taxes. That may sound weird, but the law has been in place for nearly a century, and experts say it's fair.
Monday, October 03, 2016
The 1990-91 recession was catastrophic for Donald Trump's empire. A tax document published by
The New York Times shows as late as 1995, he was reporting an annual loss of $916 million. What happened?
Saturday, October 01, 2016
The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
NPR's series, A Nation Engaged, takes a deeper look at economic opportunity in 21st century America. Is the middle class still shrinking, and what can political leaders do to help?