Jerome Powell at his swearing-in ceremony Feb. 5 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C.
Jerome Powell at his swearing-in ceremony Feb. 5 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. - 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

Low unemployment rates, $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, a positive presidential economic report — it looks like the economy is entering uncharted waters. Or at least according to the Fed it is. We break it down with Yahoo Finance’s Dion Rabouin, who joins us to talk about this week’s economic and business news. Jerome Powell will be on the Hill next week for his first testimony as chair of the Fed, so we talk about what to expect. Also: Confidence is high amid tax and regulation cuts, but will that sugar high wear off? Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers sure seems to think so. 

As a nonprofit news organization, Marketplace is on a mission that drives what we do every day: to increase economic intelligence across the country. But we can’t do it alone. Become a Marketplace Investor today, in whatever amount you choose, and your donation will go twice as far, thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from The Kendeda Fund.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal