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Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan for the economy

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President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on Jan. 8, 2021, in Wilmington, Delaware.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on Jan. 8 in Wilmington, Delaware. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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The Weekly Wrap: Biden's economic plan

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with Bloomberg’s Jordyn Holman and The New York Times’ Jeanna Smialek about President-elect Joe Biden’s stimulus plan and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s latest remarks on future monetary policy.

Big banks' profits are doing better than the economy

by Justin Ho Jan 15, 2021
They've been raking in money thanks to the strong stock market, companies' appetite for debt and initial public offerings.

Trump administration ends push to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

by Amy Scott Jan 15, 2021
A plan to return the mortgage giants to private control was complicated by the pandemic's economic risks.

"Civil society is much more fragile than I think Americans appreciate," says outgoing FCC Chair Ajit Pai

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jan 15, 2021
Pai says Congress needs to legislate rules so that agency regulations, like net neutrality, don't swing with the leader's political affiliation.

Vehicle sales tell story of separate economic realities

by Erika Beras Jan 15, 2021
The average selling price of new vehicles reached a record high in late 2020. Last year also saw vehicle loan debt increase to record levels.

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Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest
Chameleon Emancipator, 9 Theory
Can’t Let Go, Juno Kishi Bashi
In the Image Beverly Glenn-Copeland

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