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Apr 12, 2017

04/12/2017: A few clarifications (and a few reversals) from the White House

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On a day when President Trump reversed his stance on China's currency, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, NATO, the debt and a federal hiring freeze, we're looking to comments from White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to clear up this White House's economic policy. Then: malls are struggling, but outlet malls are thriving. Why? Plus, with all those vacancies in Trump's executive branch, who's actually running the government?

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Outlet malls thrive as shoppers search for bargains and experiences

Apr 12, 2017
In the past five years, sales at the shopping centers have doubled to about $50 billion.
In the last five years, sales at outlet malls have doubled to about $50 billion, according to Green Street Advisors. Above, Camarillo Premium Outlets.
Photo courtesy of premiumoutlets.com

Why health care is like a Rubik's Cube

Apr 12, 2017
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about her new book and the danger of all-or-nothing politics.
PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Give Budget Director Mick Mulvaney a beer and he'll tell you a lot

The Trump administration's Office of Management and Budget head talks about the federal debt, infrastructure costs and lifting the hiring freeze.
Director Mick Mulvaney of the Office of Management and Budget speaks about US President Donald Trump's budget during a daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Forget tax incentives. Here’s why Netflix is investing in Hollywood.

Apr 12, 2017
States lured away business from Los Angeles with deals for producers. But some shows are coming back.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address.
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Trump's 'beachhead team' is the government's eyes and ears

Apr 12, 2017
There's a lot we don't know about these staffers' roles, says ProPublica's Justin Elliott.
President Donald Trump beside members of his Cabinet in the Oval Office of the White House.
Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

On a day when President Trump reversed his stance on China’s currency, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, NATO, the debt and a federal hiring freeze, we’re looking to comments from White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to clear up this White House’s economic policy. Then: malls are struggling, but outlet malls are thriving. Why? Plus, with all those vacancies in Trump’s executive branch, who’s actually running the government?

Music from the episode

Geronimo Sheppard
Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wanz
Down, Down, Down - Club Mix DJ Quik, Suga Free, Mausberg, AMG
Oye Como Va Santana