Jan 27, 2017

01/27/2017: One week into Donald Trump’s economy

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First up, we try to cram President Donald Trump's very busy first week into about five minutes of live radio. Then, deeper dives into the United States' trade relationship with Mexico and a possible hitch in Trump's plans for the Keystone pipeline. Plus, how Republican-led Michigan is grappling with Medicaid expansion. 

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Bills in two states push to eliminate tenure

Jan 27, 2017
Missouri's would stop tenure for new hires starting next year. Iowa's would revoke tenure for all professors.
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Weekly Wrap: A week of uncertainty

Jan 27, 2017
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Sudeep Reddy of Politico for the Weekly Wrap.

Republican-led Michigan grapples with uncertainty about Medicaid expansion

Jan 27, 2017
The state's successful program is in doubt, along with the Affordable Care Act.
Certified medical assistant Adenia Williams tests Nakeysha Douglas' blood sugar levels.
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Why governments have a hard time changing GDP

Jan 27, 2017
Economist Marc Levinson says governments can't do much to increase productivity, despite what you've heard.
President Donald Trump has promised to return the American economy to 4 percent annual growth. That would be up from the 2016 U.S. Gross Domestic Product rate of 1.6 percent.
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FERC loses a member, throwing a wrench into pipeline approvals

Jan 27, 2017
The agency that OKs pipelines will be stalled on a number of key builds for the foreseeable future.

Unpacking America’s complex trade with Mexico

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Jan 27, 2017
The U.S.-Mexico trade relationship gets talked about by the president as if we’re being scammed. He implies that because the United States has a trade deficit with its southern neighbor, we’re just pouring money over the border. But most economists say the trade deficit with Mexico is not a problem, and, in fact, that it’s […]

First up, we try to cram President Donald Trump’s very busy first week into about five minutes of live radio. Then, deeper dives into the United States’ trade relationship with Mexico and a possible hitch in Trump’s plans for the Keystone pipeline. Plus, how Republican-led Michigan is grappling with Medicaid expansion. 

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