Feb 10, 2017

02/10/17: Trump’s effect on the markets, unions and SNL ratings

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Markets are back up because of a statement from Trump reaffirming a campaign promise: tax reform. We'll look at why something like this matters so much to the markets. Next, we'll discuss the president's relationship with public employee unions and then talk about the boost in Saturday Night Live's ratings post-election.

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Federal workers stay mum on Trump and turn to unions

Feb 10, 2017
Fearful workers are reluctant to talk to reporters, leaving that to their union.
President Donald Trump ordered a government hiring freeze for all departments but the military in his first week in office. 
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Start teaching your kids how to manage their money

Feb 10, 2017
Author Beth Kobliner gives us tips on how to handle the topic.
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SNL brings in highest ratings in over 20 years

Feb 10, 2017
The post-election political climate has meant big business for 'Saturday Night Live.'
Melissa McCarthy as press secretary Sean Spicer in last week's episode of Saturday Night Live.
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Japan's prime minister is expected to challenge Trump on tariffs

Feb 10, 2017
Japan is America’s fourth-largest trade partner, so Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump will have a lot to talk about this weekend. Abe’s list of concerns will include tariffs on autos made in Japan. Right now, the Japanese say they’re way too high.    Click the above audio player to hear the full […]

02/10/17: What'll happen with America's tax code?

Feb 10, 2017
Analysts are crediting stock index leaps to a Trump statement about tax reform. But Karen Petrou, managing partner at Federal Financial Analytics, joins us to talk about the obstacles that lie ahead for any changes in the tax code. Afterward, we'll look at Japan's investment ties with the U.S., and then get some advice from author Beth Kobliner about how to teach your kids good money habits.

Markets are back up because of a statement from Trump reaffirming a campaign promise: tax reform. We’ll look at why something like this matters so much to the markets. Next, we’ll discuss the president’s relationship with public employee unions and then talk about the boost in Saturday Night Live’s ratings post-election.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC