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Jan 11, 2017

01/11/2017: Trump’s business plan

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President-elect Donald Trump laid out plans today for addressing his conflicts of interest, but government ethics experts on both sides weren't impressed. Plus, with HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price's confirmation hearings coming up, what's next for the Affordable Care Act? Then, George Lucas' new LA museum and the effect of renewed U.S.-Cuba relations on Big Pharma.

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Trump’s plan to end conflicts raises questions

Jan 11, 2017
Assets will be transferred to a trust, overseen by his sons
President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news cenference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. 
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Key economic policy positions could remain unfilled after inauguration day

Jan 11, 2017
Positions that support Commerce and Labor still need filling.

Repealing Obamacare will be the easy part

Jan 11, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to repeal and replace it, but Republicans haven't presented a plan.
An Obamacare logo is shown on a clinic in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. As President-elect Donald Trump's administration prepares to take over Washington, they have made it clear that overturning and replacing the Affordable Care Act is a priority.
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The economic threads of Obama's farewell speech

Jan 11, 2017
The president highlighted a growing U.S. economy but, as we know, that doesn't ring true for all Americans.
An attendee with a flag bandana made in China wait for Republican candidate for President Donald Trump to speak at a rally at Erie Insurance Arena on August 12, 2016 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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The new Lucas Museum will bring economic force to Los Angeles

Jan 11, 2017
The $1 billion project will display "Star Wars" items and other works of narrative storytelling.

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers thinks Trump tax reforms would hurt the economy

Jan 11, 2017
Kai Ryssdal spoke with Harvard professor Lawrence Summers about his latest column for the Washington Post.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: Outgoing Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers addresses the Council on Foreign Relations' Symposium on Global Economics November 17, 2010 in New York City. 
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President-elect Donald Trump laid out plans today for addressing his conflicts of interest, but government ethics experts on both sides weren’t impressed. Plus, with HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price’s confirmation hearings coming up, what’s next for the Affordable Care Act? Then, George Lucas’ new LA museum and the effect of renewed U.S.-Cuba relations on Big Pharma.

Music from the episode

The Oil Slick Frightened Rabbit
N.Y. Doves
Sooner or Later Arms and Sleepers
Cherry Chromatics
Polypel Nitemoves
Dawn Chorus Boards of Canada