Feb 15, 2017

02/15/2017: What’s next for Trump’s Labor Department?

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Andy Puzder is out. President Donald Trump's pick to head the Labor Department has had a tough path to confirmation, and today he finally withdrew his nomination. We'll talk about what happened and what's next. Then: For nearly a century, the aluminum industry provided some of the best-paid manufacturing jobs in rural America. In Massena, New York, layoffs hit hard as domestic production moved on. Plus, how IRS rule changes affect Obamacare and the stalling gender diversity on Wall Street.

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Sallie Krawcheck says gender diversity on Wall Street has stalled

Feb 15, 2017
And here's what women should do about it before another financial crisis hits.
Sallie Krawcheck says her dismissal from Wall Street had to do with her gender.
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IRS rule change could weaken Obamacare mandate

Feb 15, 2017
The proposed rule changes offer market stabilization, but could make it harder for consumers to sign up.
An insurance adviser signs up customers for health care under the Affordable Care Act.
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Andrew Puzder withdraws his labor secretary nomination

Feb 15, 2017
Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary. The fast food executive says in a statement provided to The Associated Press that he was “honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path […]
Andy Puzder departing Trump Tower on Wednesday.
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New guidelines aim to clarify if food is unsafe or just past peak quality

Feb 15, 2017
Americans throw out 40 percent of the food they buy. One estimate puts the monetary value at $29 billion a year, not to mention the carbon footprint. One reason? Food going past confusing “use by” labels. Now food industry groups are recommending new guidelines which clarify if a food is unsafe to eat, or just […]

The Export-Import Bank gets a presidential lifeline

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Feb 15, 2017
President Donald Trump is scheduled to pay a visit to a Boeing factory in South Carolina this Friday. Boeing, it just so happens, is a big fan of something called the Export-Import Bank. It’s a trade-promoting agency that some Republicans have worked very hard to kill.  In fact, some senators have kept the bank only […]

New York town struggles to keep well-paid factory jobs

Feb 15, 2017
Massena, New York, got a reprieve from Alcoa layoffs in 2015. But the town still grapples with the legacy of industrial job loss.
Downtown Massena has a lot of boarded-up buildings, including this former School of Business.
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Andy Puzder is out. President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Labor Department has had a tough path to confirmation, and today he finally withdrew his nomination. We’ll talk about what happened and what’s next. Then: For nearly a century, the aluminum industry provided some of the best-paid manufacturing jobs in rural America. In Massena, New York, layoffs hit hard as domestic production moved on. Plus, how IRS rule changes affect Obamacare and the stalling gender diversity on Wall Street.

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