Nov 14, 2017

11/14/2017: Forget it Jake, it’s Washington

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It’s a tax bill! It’s a healthcare bill! It’s a tax bill! It’s a healthcare bill? Just when we were beginning to fully grasp the Senate’s tax bill, Republicans throw in a repeal of the individual health care mandate.…

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What would happen if we reduced trade deficits quickly?

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Nov 14, 2017
Fresh from his trip to Asia, President Donald Trump today tweeted that things must change when it comes to trade. “The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion. The massive trade deficits must go down…

The U.S. shale boom is big, but not an economic silver bullet

Nov 14, 2017
One front where the U.S. is closing its trade deficit: oil and gas. The International Energy Agency’s new World Energy Outlook forecasts astounding growth in U.S. shale oil production, a growth rate that rivals that of Saudi Arabia at its…

Smaller banks could win big if one Dodd-Frank oversight rule is loosened

Nov 14, 2017
A bipartisan group of senators has agreed to take a big step in loosening up some of the bank regulations that were put in place after the 2008 financial crisis under the Dodd-Frank law. They’re backing a deal that would…

The Senate tax bill has a health care throwback

Nov 14, 2017
A proposed amendment would end the Affordable Care Act's individual health insurance mandate.
Members of the Senate Finance Committee participate in a markup of the Republican tax reform proposal today in Washington, D.C.
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The powerful hold of Silicon Valley's venture capital priesthood

Marketplace Tech's Molly wood tells how a small, influential group of mostly men have a tendency to fund ... mostly men.
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It’s a tax bill! It’s a healthcare bill! It’s a tax bill! It’s a healthcare bill? Just when we were beginning to fully grasp the Senate’s tax bill, Republicans throw in a repeal of the individual health care mandate. And, trade deficits: the president tweeted that he wants them erased — quickly — but why? Economists talk about ways to bring them down, and we have a report on the oil and gas industry, where one trade deficit could become a surplus. Plus, the bipartisan deal in the works to ease banking regulations, and the health risks of fracking.

Music from the episode

Punga Klingande
Shove It (feat. Spank Rock) Santigold, Spank Rock
Harvest Moon Poolside
Take Me Over Cut Copy