Weekly Wrap

We dodged another government shutdown

Kai Ryssdal Mar 23, 2018
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President Donald Trump gestures to the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday, with Vice President Mike Pence, center, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, at the White House. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Weekly Wrap

We dodged another government shutdown

Kai Ryssdal Mar 23, 2018
President Donald Trump gestures to the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday, with Vice President Mike Pence, center, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, at the White House. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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We avoided a government shutdown today, folks. President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, even after he said he’d veto the bill. Catherine Rampell of The Washington Post and Rachel Abrams of The New York Times join us to talk about this week’s business and economic news. After the budget talk, we switch gears to trade. Trump asked China to reduce the U.S. trade deficit by $100 billion. But perhaps he should be complaining about intellectual property violations instead. We discuss it.

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