Feb 12, 2018

02/12/2018: Will the real Jerome Powell please stand up?

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(U.S. Edition) Now that Congress has struck a budget deal and passed a tax bill, President Trump is moving on to infrastructure. We'll look at where the White House plans to get the money for its projects and why it'll…

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Here's what five people named Jerome Powell think about the economy

Feb 12, 2018
A little perspective for the Federal Reserve chair as he starts his term.
 Jerome Powell testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 28, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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President Trump to outline infrastructure plan

Feb 12, 2018
Budget deal … done. Tax plan … done. Now to infrastructure reform. President Donald Trump is set to release his plan for how to update the nation’s roads, bridges and water systems today. If this all sounds familiar, it’s because the…

Flu season could cost employers billions of dollars

Feb 12, 2018
This flu season could cost businesses at least $15.4 billion in lost productivity, according to one employment consulting firm.
A sign advertising flu shots is displayed at a Walgreens pharmacy on Jan. 22, 2018 in San Francisco, California. 
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(U.S. Edition) Now that Congress has struck a budget deal and passed a tax bill, President Trump is moving on to infrastructure. We’ll look at where the White House plans to get the money for its projects and why it’ll be tough. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the billions that this flu season could cost in lost productivity, and then talk to five people named Jerome Powell about their thoughts on the economy.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC