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Trump Strikes Deal With Carrier To Keep Jobs In U.S.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Carrier says it will keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana instead of shifting production to Mexico. Donald Trump repeatedly singled out Carrier during his campaign and made stopping the move a priority. Now there is great interest in how Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence persuaded the company to reverse its decision.

Postelection Stock Market Rise Shocks Prominent Economists

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Before the election, two prominent economists were predicting that the stock market would fall 12 percent lower if Trump won versus Clinton. But, as it often does, the market surprised everybody and went in the other direction.

Trump's Pick For Treasury Secretary Has Strong Ties To Hollywood

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Erich Schwartzel, a reporter who covers the film industry for the Wall Street Journal, about Steven Mnuchin, Trump's choice for treasury secretary, and his ties to Hollywood.

Trump Says He Will Leave Business To Fully Focus On Presidency

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

President-elect Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he is drafting "legal documents...[to] take me completely out of business operations." He said he will hold a press conference in two weeks with his children to explain it. Many ethics experts say he would need to liquidate all of his holdings and sell them to non-family members to avoid conflicts. At this point, his plans are unclear.

Trump's Choice To Oversee Medicaid Signals Likely Changes

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Big changes could be in store for Medicaid, the program that provides health care for more than 70 million. Trump has chosen the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul to run the program nationwide.

Trump's Ties To Deutsche Bank Present Possible Conflict Of Interest

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jesse Eisinger, a senior reporter for ProPublica covering Wall Street, about Trump's connections to Deutsche Bank.

Not A Hack: U.S. Office Of Government Ethics Tweets At Trump

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:24pm

In an odd sequence of events, the federal ethics watchdog praised Trump in a series of snarky tweets for allegedly deciding to divest his businesses — something he hasn't specifically promised.

Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected As House's Top Democrat

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:14am

House Democrats held leadership elections Wednesday. Nancy Pelosi was re-elected despite facing an unexpected challenge from Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. David Greene speaks with NPR's Susan Davis.

Pelosi Overcomes Challenge To Win Re-Election As House Democratic Leader

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:13am

The California Democrat got 134 votes to Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan's 63, but it was the most serious challenge to her leadership she's faced since taking over the top slot in the House in 2003.

Trump Says He Will Pull Back From Businesses But Offers No Details Yet

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:26am

In a series of tweets, President-elect Donald Trump tried to tamp down growing concerns that he will not separate his vast global business interests from his role as head of the U.S. government.

Trump Taps Billionaire Investor Wilbur Ross For Commerce Secretary

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:29am

Wilbur Ross Jr. is a donor and longtime associate of Trump's. Ross has grown rich by buying troubled companies and restructuring them with layoffs and budget cuts.

Trump Picks Steve Mnuchin To Lead Treasury Department

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:16am

Mnuchin is a hedge fund CEO and longtime Wall Street banker. His involvement in the spike in foreclosures following the housing market's crash could complicate his confirmation.

Rep. Keith Ellison On Why He Deserves To Be DNC Chairman

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

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a favorite among some Democrats to become the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, talks to David Greene about how he hopes to turn around his party's losses.

Romney, Trump Dine Together; Work On Transition Continues

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

Mitt Romney was one of Donald Trump's most outspoken Republican critics. The two had dinner Tuesday night at a fancy French restaurant in New York. Romney is being considered for secretary of State.

Sen. Flake Aims To Work With Trump On A Fix To Obamacare

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

One of Donald Trump's greatest critics has been Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona. Flake's job now is to help President-elect Trump fulfill his agenda in a GOP-led House and Senate.

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.

Trump's Election Calls Attention To Electoral College And Small Federal Agency

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:16pm

The Electoral College is a process, not a place. In the wake of Trump's victory, the little-known agency that oversees it, the Office of the Federal Register, has been inundated with emails.

Romney Changes His Tune On Trump As President-Elect Weighs State Dept. Pick

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 9:58pm

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee praises the president-elect after the two dined in New York City. Romney blasted Trump as a "phony" and "fraud" during the campaign.

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 Picks Elaine Chao For Transportation Secretary

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:51pm

Elaine Chao, Trump's pick to lead the Department of Transportation, worked in both Bush administrations. She's a Washington insider — counter to the anti-establishment campaign Trump ran.

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