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Nov 18, 2016

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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump; now he's the president-elect's pic for attorney general. We'll talk about what that means for Trump's immigration policies. Then: Trump's conflict of interest issues are serious, and they're not going away. Should he sell everything? Finally, we look at the women "Star Wars" has overlooked (until now) and of, course, wrap up the week in business news.

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Weekly Wrap: Yellen, Trump and the economy

Nov 18, 2016
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Linette Lopez of Business Insider and Felix Salmon of Fusion for the Weekly Wrap.

Alabama taps its oil-spill fund to close Medicaid gap

Nov 18, 2016
A fund to pay for damage from BP's 2010 oil spill is used to cover a budget gap.
A worker scoops up oil washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 26, 2010 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf after the April 20 explosion on the drilling platform. 

 
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What women who love 'Star Wars' want

Nov 18, 2016
They were overlooked until Disney bought the series.
Malaysian Muslim women pose for pictures with members of Malaysia's Star Wars Fan Club dressed as various characters before watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at a cinema in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 17, 2015.
MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

Trump’s conflict of interest issues are serious

Nov 18, 2016
And they're not going away.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends the grand opening ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. 
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Legal immigration a target of top Trump cabinet pick

Nov 18, 2016
Sessions says legal immigration flow drags down U.S. wages.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions pledges his commitment to Republican candidate for President Donald J Trump before he speaks to supporters at a rally at Ambridge Area Senior High School on October 10, 2016 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. 
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Bannon and Trump: Cromwell and King Henry VIII

Nov 18, 2016
If you'll indulge us, it's time for a quick history lesson.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon attends a campaign rally at the W.L. Zorn Arena November 1, 2016 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 

 
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump; now he’s the president-elect’s pic for attorney general. We’ll talk about what that means for Trump’s immigration policies. Then: Trump’s conflict of interest issues are serious, and they’re not going away. Should he sell everything? Finally, we look at the women “Star Wars” has overlooked (until now) and of, course, wrap up the week in business news.

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