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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 demands to the talks, including cutting $200 billion from China’s trade surplus with the U.S. […]

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. 
Courtesy: UCLA

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. 
Courtesy: UCLA

The Treasury Department's tax plan analysis is one page long. Really.

Dec 12, 2017
Is empirical analysis dead? We ask Politico's Ben White.
A statue of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States secretary of the Treasury, stands in front of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.
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Mnuchin heads to Middle East focused on disrupting terrorist financing

Oct 25, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks in Saudi Arabia today at the launch of what’s being called the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center. Mnuchin’s leading a weeklong delegation to the Middle East to meet with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Qatar to talk about ways to combat terrorist financing.  Click the audio player above to hear […]

Is tying Harvey disaster relief to the debt ceiling opportunistic?

Linking the two could make raising the debt limit more palatable to Congress, but it puts off a painful conversation about spending cuts.
 Rain from Hurricane Harvey falls on a Texas and U.S. flag on Aug. 26, 2017, in Texas City, Texas.
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Koch brothers are silent investors in "Wonder Woman"

Aug 10, 2017
One hears a lot that in its politics, Hollywood tends toward the liberal. The Kansas-based Koch brothers (whose company is an on-again, off-again underwriter of this program) tend toward conservative politics. And one would imagine that the twain would never meet. But movies are expensive to make, so producers need money. And movies can be profitable, and […]

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America's tense meeting with other top economies

Mar 20, 2017
The U.S. resists anti-protectionism agreement.
Participants in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting pose for a photo in Baden-Baden in southern Germany on Friday.
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Video: We're going on a bear hunt

Feb 13, 2017
We're talking about trade, Trumponomics and trying to run the United States government like a business.

What would a Treasury Secretary Mnuchin mean for the U.S. economy?

Feb 13, 2017
Today, the Senate is scheduled to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary, former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin. It looks like he’ll make it through the vote and be the Treasury secretary before the day is done. What might his confirmation mean for the American economy? Click the audio player above for […]