Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, about Steve Mnuchin's qualifications.
The number of people who say they are struggling to pay medical bills has dropped by 13 million in the past five years, a study finds. An improving economy and the Affordable Care Act are why.
Roughly half of the jobs originally slated to move to Mexico will stay at the air-conditioning company's Indianapolis plan. Trump made the company's decision a major campaign talking point.
During the financial crisis Steve Mnuchin was working to make profits from the ruins of the housing bust. He assembled investors who bought IndyMac, a failed bank that had been taken over by the FDIC.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Steven Schooner, professor of government procurement law at George Washington University, about his op-ed in Government Executive magazine calling on the General Services Administration to end the Trump Organization's lease of the Old Post Office Pavilion, the site of the new Trump hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, about efforts to launch an investigation into potential conflicts of interest associated with Donald Trump's businesses.
President-elect Trump selected Don McGahn, an elections lawyer, to be his White House counsel. The job involves anticipating and preventing scandals.
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to rescind some environmental regulations. Environmentalists are planning ways to keep a new administration from rolling back eco-rules.
Donald Trump has a 60-year lease on his new hotel, just a few blocks from the White House. But its terms say no elected U.S. official shall benefit from the lease.
Employees at two airports and at McDonald's restaurants across the country were striking or protesting, while other workers — including home care and health workers — were joining demonstrations.
Rep. Tom Price has proposed an alternative to Obamacare that emphasizes tax credits, health savings accounts and continuous insurance coverage as a way to deal with existing health conditions.
The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover maternity services, birth control and screening such as mammograms. But Trump administration plans to repeal Obamacare could end that.
The National Retail Federation says more consumers shopped online during the Thanksgiving weekend than in stores. A consultant says consumers have gotten far more comfortable shopping on their phones.
Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.
Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has represented the northern Atlanta suburbs since 2005. In recent years, he has led Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Oklahoma and Texas have been experiencing a rash of human-caused earthquakes. It happens when oil and gas wastewater gets pumped underground in the wrong places and disrupts faults. Oklahoma officials have cracked down on wastewater injection; Texas is apparently uninterested in doing much. That could mean a lot more quakes given that the country's biggest oil reservoir has just been discovered in west Texas.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joanna Stern, personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal, about this year's so-called "Cyber Monday." They discuss the best online tech deals, which tech gadgets make the perfect gift, and if consumers should be concerned about exploding batteries in this year's hottest gizmos.
President Obama reached out to Cuba mostly through executive orders. But those can easily be undone by Donald Trump, who is much more critical of the Cuban leadership.
Current state rules don't prohibit California lawyers from engaging in sexual relationships with their clients. Some lawyers oppose the proposed rule change, saying it would violate their privacy.
They're opposed to a government decision to void the country's largest-denomination banknotes. The government says the move is designed to combat corruption and target the black market.