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Steve Mnuchin Expected To Lead Treasury In Trump Administration

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:07am

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.

Millions Of People Are Having An Easier Time Paying Medical Bills

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:02pm

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.

Carrier, Trump Reach Deal To Keep Manufacturing Jobs In U.S.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 8:18pm

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.

Trump's Potential Treasury Secretary Headed A 'Foreclosure Machine'

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:27pm

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.

Law Professor Explains Why Trump Can't Hold Lease On New D.C. Hotel

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:26pm

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.

Rep. Elijah Cummings Leads Call To Investigate Trump's Business Entanglements

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:26pm

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.

For Trump's White House Lawyer, Policing Conflicts Will Be 'Massive Undertaking'

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:22pm

President-elect Trump selected Don McGahn, an elections lawyer, to be his White House counsel. The job involves anticipating and preventing scandals.

Environmentalists Gird For Battle With A Trump Administration

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 2:41pm

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.

Law Professor: Trump Can't Hold Lease On His Hotel Near White House

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 1:36pm

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.

Uber Drivers, Other Workers Protest For $15 Minimum Wage

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:59am

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.

5 Things To Know About Rep. Tom Price's Health Care Ideas

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:59am

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.

Women Could Pay More Than Men For Health Care Under Trump

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:44am

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.

Online Purchases Give Consumers The Upper Hand In Holiday Shopping

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:06am

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.

Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:53am

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.

Trump Chooses Rep. Tom Price, An Obamacare Foe, To Run HHS

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:28pm

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.

Texas, Oklahoma Divided Over How To Handle Earthquakes Linked To Oil Drilling

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

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.

How To Find The Best Deals On Cyber Monday

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

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.

How Trump Could Easily Reverse Obama's Opening To Cuba

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:26pm

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.

California State Bar Considers Banning Lawyers From Having Sex With Clients

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:16pm

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.

Protesters Across India Rail Against Countrywide Cash Crunch

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:12pm

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.

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