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May 5, 2017

05/05/2017: A hundred-some days of big promises

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It's jobs day, and a strong showing for April wrapped up a pretty packed week for business and economic news. We'll talk about health care, the Fed and unemployment all on the Weekly Wrap. Then, we'll dig into why wage growth isn't keeping pace with jobs and bring you the latest on the French election. Plus, the view on Trump's first 100 days from a breakfast table in Erie, Pennsylvania, as part of our series The Big Promise

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Weekly Wrap: Can Trump's tax reform hold up?

May 5, 2017
Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville and Rachel Abrams from The New York Times join us to discuss the week’s business and economic news. This week they discuss the numbers from the recent jobs report and try to piece together President Trump’s tax reform plan. Just what challenges does his plan present?  Stories You Might Like […]
President Trump speaks in the White House Rose Garden following the House of Representatives vote on the health care bill on May 4.
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100 days into Trump's presidency, Union City, Pennsylvania, stands behind him

The president has our 'best interests at heart' Union City locals say.
At Ma-Donna’s Restaurant, a local gathering spot in Erie County’s Union City, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal checked in to see how locals feel about President Trump’s first 100 days. From left to right: Merv Troyer, Robert Glen, Keith Troyer, and Norm Troyer.
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Macron ahead as France prepares to choose a president

May 5, 2017
The centrist, pro-European Union candidate has a strong lead in the polls.
French presidential election candidate for the Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen (L) and French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement, Emmanuel Macron pose prior to the start of a televised debate.
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The wages-to-jobs ratio is out of whack

May 5, 2017
Our tight labor market should be driving up pay. What gives?
A job seeker fills out registration forms before entering a career fair.
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Suitors line up for Tribune Media’s local TV stations

May 5, 2017
These aren’t the best of times for local television stations. More of us are watching our TV on streaming services, like Hulu and Netflix. Fewer of us are tuning in to local news. Still, it looks like there may be a bidding war brewing for the 40-plus stations that make up Tribune Media. Both Sinclair […]

It’s jobs day, and a strong showing for April wrapped up a pretty packed week for business and economic news. We’ll talk about health care, the Fed and unemployment all on the Weekly Wrap. Then, we’ll dig into why wage growth isn’t keeping pace with jobs and bring you the latest on the French election. Plus, the view on Trump’s first 100 days from a breakfast table in Erie, Pennsylvania, as part of our series The Big Promise