Oct 18, 2017

10/18/2017: Will Trump break tradition with Fed chair choice?

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While that sounds like an opportunity he wouldn't pass up, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering five economists for Fed chair, including current Chair Janet Yellen. Politico's Ben White takes us through the list of potential candidates, weighing them against what Trump is looking for: someone he can relate to and influence, and someone who won't raise rates as he enters the re-election period. All eyes should really be on China right now, where the Communist Party Congress opened today. It's an important meeting that happens once every five years, and today's speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed China's five-year economic plan, which includes valuable information for companies and China-watchers. Next, we go to Minnesota to check in on the wild rice crop, a cornerstone of life for local Native American tribes. And on this week's edition of Corner Office, we talk to Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, an organization dedicated to teaching girls to code and getting more women jobs in tech. 

Segments From this episode

Can we get a critical mass of women in tech within a decade?

Oct 18, 2017
Reshma Saujani, the CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, wants to solve Silicon Valley's gender diversity problem. And she says she's well on her way.
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, accepts the Diversity Advocate Award at the 34th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner in New York City in September.
Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The Walter Kaitz Foundation

Passing on a tradition of wild rice harvest in northern Minnesota

Oct 18, 2017
Native Americans migrated to Minnesota centuries ago “where food grew on the water,” 500 years later, the wild rice harvest tradition is still being passed on.
Bruce Martineau poles his father Francis Martineau to the shore of Deadfish Lake after harvesting wild rice on the Fond du Lac reservation on Sept. 5, 2017.
Dan Karker/ for Marketplace

Tax cuts are not likely to make or break the stock market

Oct 18, 2017
The stock market has been on quite a run since the election. The workings of the Federal Reserve have indeed had an impact on the economy, investors and companies. But recent comments from the Treasury secretary suggest that continued stock successes hinge on tax reform. Most Wall Street analysts will tell you something quite different. […]

Trump to pick the next Federal Reserve chair

Oct 18, 2017
But, he "likes them all."
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends the 32nd Annual Group of 30 International Banking Seminar in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2017. 
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

What China's party congress means for the average Joe

A meeting of high-ranking officials in China signals the country's direction.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People today in Beijing.
Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

While that sounds like an opportunity he wouldn’t pass up, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering five economists for Fed chair, including current Chair Janet Yellen. Politico’s Ben White takes us through the list of potential candidates, weighing them against what Trump is looking for: someone he can relate to and influence, and someone who won’t raise rates as he enters the re-election period. All eyes should really be on China right now, where the Communist Party Congress opened today. It’s an important meeting that happens once every five years, and today’s speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed China’s five-year economic plan, which includes valuable information for companies and China-watchers. Next, we go to Minnesota to check in on the wild rice crop, a cornerstone of life for local Native American tribes. And on this week’s edition of Corner Office, we talk to Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, an organization dedicated to teaching girls to code and getting more women jobs in tech. 

Music from the episode

Realize Matilde Davoli
Canyons - Live Corey Voss, Krissy Nordhoff
Just a Cloud Lusine, Vilja Larjosto
Stay Tuned Wuh Oh
Falling HAIM