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"Buy American" is a common presidential promise. Why is it so hard to do?

Jan 25, 2021
President Biden signed an executive order to ensure that federal dollars purchase U.S.-made products — like the Trump administration and others before it.
President Joe Biden signs an executive order meant to channel the government's buying power into American products.
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TikTok takes the Trump administration to court

It's a tactic to buy more time against the president's impending ban on the app.
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So far, Trump's pandemic unemployment benefit is available in 2 states

Aug 24, 2020
More states are trying to join the program, but most will offer $300 a week in additional benefits, rather than the $400 the president wanted.
President Trump signs documents extending coronavirus economic relief on Aug. 8. Only Arizona and Texas are paying the new benefit.
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How TikTok and WeChat escalated the U.S.-China trade war

Aug 7, 2020
President Trump's executive order restricts Chinese tech platforms. Correspondent Jennifer Pak discusses the future of competition in developing markets.
A man rides past the offices of Tencent, the parent company of Chinese social media platform WeChat, in Beijing.
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Trump calls for more economic outcomes data

Mar 22, 2019
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday calling for more protections of campus free speech and comprehensive publication of data about students’ post-graduation economic outcomes.
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday calling for more protections of campus free speech and comprehensive publication of data about students’ post-graduation economic outcomes.
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Would Trump's executive order make better, cheaper health care? Only kind of

Oct 12, 2017
Today, when the president signed an executive order expanding coverage options outside of the Obamacare marketplaces, he promised that the order would create more insurance options at “lower prices, and for millions of Americans.”   Actually, the order is asking federal agencies to broaden the use of short-term insurance options, which aren’t beholden to the coverage […]

The Latest: Trump signs health care order

Oct 12, 2017
The order will aim to make lower-premium plans more widely available.
Jose Ramirez (L) and Mariana Silva speak with Yosmay Valdivia, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they discuss plans available from the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas on December 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
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Newly appointed regulation czar comes with deregulation theories

Jul 11, 2017
President Trump’s penchant for regulatory roll-backs raises hard questions.
 President Donald Trump speaks to workers at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-On on April 18, 2017 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 
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Executive order seeks to open waters previously banned for offshore drilling

Apr 28, 2017
President Obama signed offshore drilling bans for Arctic and Atlantic areas just before he left office, but President Trump’s new executive order could cancel that. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Trump's executive order rolls back EPA plan, but probably won't revive coal

Mar 28, 2017
With coal, deregulation can only get you so far.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency today in Washington, D.C., that reverses the Obama-era climate change policies.
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