Feb 13, 2017

02/13/17: What’ll happen to regulations in the financial industry?

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With the Senate scheduled to vote on Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, we'll take a look at what the president's pick could mean for the American economy. Next, Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell shares a way to compromise on the post-financial crisis reform law, Dodd-Frank. Finally, we'll discuss the results of an OPEC reduction in oil production. 

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What would a Treasury Secretary Mnuchin mean for the U.S. economy?

Feb 13, 2017
Today, the Senate is scheduled to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary, former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin. It looks like he’ll make it through the vote and be the Treasury secretary before the day is done. What might his confirmation mean for the American economy? Click the audio player above for […]

Where the world oil supply is headed as the glut begins to ease

Feb 13, 2017
The world oil glut that has been driving down oil prices is easing. That’s in part because OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries have so far been complying with an agreement to reduce production as a way to cut world oil supplies. But if that agreement holds, will it be enough to rein in the global […]

Climate change puts weather on fashion students' radar

Feb 13, 2017
A warm December or chilly June can mean millions of dollars in lost sales of seasonal merchandise.
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02/13/17: What should we expect from Janet Yellen's Congress appearance?

Feb 13, 2017
Janet Yellen is set to brief Congress this week on the state of the economy, and there are some market participants who are excited by this. But Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at investment company Stifel Nicolaus, joins us to explain why she has some reservations about her testimony. Next, we'll look at Japan's strength with exports and its weakness with business at home. And afterwards, we'll look at how weather analysis is being incorporated in the curriculum at some fashion schools.

With the Senate scheduled to vote on Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, we’ll take a look at what the president’s pick could mean for the American economy. Next, Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell shares a way to compromise on the post-financial crisis reform law, Dodd-Frank. Finally, we’ll discuss the results of an OPEC reduction in oil production. 

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