Nov 30, 2016

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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On today's show: A special mid-weekly wrap with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Felix Salmon of Fusion about President-elect Donald Trump's nominations for Treasury and Commerce secretary. We talk about President-elect Trump saying that he would leave his business "in total" and…

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EPA's late changes to fracking study downplay risk of drinking water pollution

Nov 30, 2016
Early versions highlighted contaminated drinking water and vulnerabilities from fracking. The final version turned out differently: Fracking had not "led to widespread, systemic impacts." Oil and gas cheered the findings.
Ray Kemble holds two samples of well water from his neighborhood in Dimock, PA. He says the water was contaminated after fracking.
Amanda Hrycyna for APM Reports

Weekly Wrap: Trump's economic team

Nov 30, 2016
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Felix Salmon of Fusion about President-elect Donald Trump's nominations for Treasury and Commerce secretary.

What we still don't know about the Carrier deal

Nov 30, 2016
A reporter with the Indianapolis Star breaks down what we know so far.
A picture taken on November 6, 2014 shows the logo of the heating, air conditioning and ventilation Carrier factory at the entrance in Montluel, eastern France. 

 
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Here are Trump’s options for the Trump Organization

Nov 30, 2016
Today, President-elect Trump tweeted that he’ll hold a news conference next month to discuss “leaving my great business in total,” adding that “legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations.” There’s still a lot unsaid…
President-elect Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he is in the process of drafting legal documents that will allow him to leave his business in total. But there hasn't been any demonstrated, detailed plan other than that announcement.
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Office of Government Ethics launches tweetstorm congratulating Trump

Nov 30, 2016
Who even knew the Office of Government Ethics tweeted?
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tosses a signed hat back to a supporter at a campaign rally on April 25, 2016 at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. 
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Choice of Mnuchin troubles housing activists

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Nov 30, 2016
The former Goldman Sachs partner doesn't have a great track record with mortgage lending.
Former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin arrives at Trump Tower on another day of meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump November 30, 2016. Trump named Mnuchin for US Treasury secretary Wednesday. 

 
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On today’s show: A special mid-weekly wrap with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Felix Salmon of Fusion about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominations for Treasury and Commerce secretary. We talk about President-elect Trump saying that he would leave his business “in total” and how Treasury Secretary appointee, Steve Mnuchin, could most directly influence our personal economies is in his oversight of mortgage lending policy. Also: An investigative piece from Marketplace and APM reports that found last minute changes to an EPA fracking study downplayed the risks of water pollution. 

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Pop It Anamanaguchi, meesh
Dilettante St. Vincent
Dawn Chorus Boards of Canada
You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange