Who benefited from America's housing bust?

Nov 15, 2019
Millions of Americans lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis. Investigative reporter Aaron Glantz wanted to know who got them.
A foreclosed townhouse in Centreville, Virginia, in 2009.
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Another partner abandons Facebook's cryptocurrency

Oct 14, 2019
Travel firm Booking Holdings has pulled out of the Libra Association as companies involved in the digital currency face increased regulation.
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Here are some reasons why China's currency is sinking

Oct 10, 2018
One U.S. dollar today is worth about 9.92 Chinese yuan. That’s down nearly 10 percent from where it was last spring. That drop has the attention of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said Wednesday he wants to make sure China…
An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018.
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Mnuchin urges trading partners to drop “non-tariff barriers”

Jul 23, 2018
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. is ready to negotiate with China, the EU, and Japan on trade. But at the conclusion of a G-20 finance leaders meeting in Argentina this weekend, Mnuchin said our trading partners would…
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Could the U.S. be heading out of the WTO?

Jun 29, 2018
President Donald Trump is telling White House officials he wants to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization, according to news website Axios. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later dismissed those reports as an “exaggeration.” Axios reported, citing an…

Our Social Security system is in even worse shape than we think, according to one academic

Jun 6, 2018
An economics professor from Boston University says that a new report on Social Security and Medicare is hiding the truth.
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Talks but no deal after U.S. China trade talks

May 4, 2018
A high-powered U.S. trade delegation is heading back from Beijing after two days of trade talks with senior Chinese officials. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters the two teams had “good conversations.” The American team brought a list of…

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he feels obligated to help the middle class

Feb 27, 2018
The wide-ranging interview touched on North Korea, tax overhaul and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
After a short lecture, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations in Los Angeles. 
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Mnuchin: New sanctions coming for Russia, North Korea

Feb 26, 2018
The treasury secretary also touched on Dodd-Frank, trade agreements and the tax overhaul in a wide-ranging interview with Kai Ryssdal.
Addressing a crowd of both students and visitors, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was joined by Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations in Los Angeles on Feb. 26. 
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