Feb 27, 2018

02/27/2018: A conversation with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin faced a boisterous crowd while in conversation with Kai on stage at the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA last night. We're bringing you that chat in two parts on today's show, and we cover a…

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he feels obligated to help the middle class

Feb 27, 2018
The wide-ranging interview touched on North Korea, tax overhaul and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
After a short lecture, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations in Los Angeles. 
Courtesy: UCLA

Investors are hot on student housing

Feb 27, 2018
When you think of commercial real estate, big urban skyscrapers or suburban office parks might come to mind. But college towns and university-adjacent apartment buildings are magnets for U.S. investors and many from abroad. Click the audio player above to…

Top German court gives cities a green light for diesel restrictions

Feb 27, 2018
Germany’s top administrative court today ruled that cities can now ban older diesel vehicles from high-pollution areas. Before Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal a few years ago, more than half of the new cars sold in Europe had diesel engines. They’ve been…

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin faced a boisterous crowd while in conversation with Kai on stage at the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA last night. We’re bringing you that chat in two parts on today’s show, and we cover a lot of ground: Russian sanctions, trade deals, Dodd-Frank and more. Plus: Student real estate is hot right now: investment nearly tripled from 2014 to 2016 and it’s still going strong. We’ll take a closer look. Plus: Whether you call it “chain migration” or “family reunification,” the argument for reducing it goes like this: A single legal immigrant can quickly and easily bring in a nearly unlimited number of relatives, who then create a drain on the economy. But there’s very little that’s quick and easy about it.

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