Jan 12, 2017

01/12/2017: The future of working-class families

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Trump says he'll turn over control of his businesses to his two sons, but he won't divest completely. We'll look at whether ethics watchdogs who think he should be held more accountable can do anything. As for those who are still a part of the current administration, outgoing Treasury Secretary Jack Lew joined us to chat about his legacy and where he sees our economy heading.

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Outgoing Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks legacy and economy's future

Jan 11, 2017
"The fact there hasn't been a financial crisis is not a reason to unwind what we've done."
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew addresses the media after visiting the Marian Anderson Residence Museum to discuss her inclusion on the $5 bill October 21, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

 
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Minimum wage hikes: what economists think

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Jan 12, 2017
Nineteen states kicked off 2017 by increasing the minimum wage — some because of cost of living increases, others because of ballot initiatives or legislation. Economists agree that even significant hikes cost minimal job loss, although those generally come at the lowest end of the wage scale. And there’s also little evidence that the minimum […]

Are movies the right vehicle to discuss public policy?

Jan 12, 2017
This year, the Sundance Film Festival will feature a category of documentaries and special projects about climate change.
Al Gore appears in "An Inconvenient Sequel" by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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01/12/17: The effect of Trump's press conference on the markets

Jan 12, 2017
We'll look at the markets this morning, a day after Trump's first press conference since the summer. Next, we'll preview highlights from our interview with outgoing Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, which includes his thoughts on Wall Street and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Finally, we'll look at the Sundance Film Festival's new climate change category.

Trump says he’ll turn over control of his businesses to his two sons, but he won’t divest completely. We’ll look at whether ethics watchdogs who think he should be held more accountable can do anything. As for those who are still a part of the current administration, outgoing Treasury Secretary Jack Lew joined us to chat about his legacy and where he sees our economy heading.

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