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States Fear Price Of New Zika Vaccine Will Be More Than They Can Pay

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:36:00 -0400

The vaccine against Zika vaccine was developed by the Army, with the government paying for clinical trials, too. Health officials want to be sure drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur doesn't make it unaffordable.

President Trump Moves Closer To His Stated Goal Of Repealing Dodd-Frank

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:06:00 -0400

When a House panel approved the Financial Choice Act, it helped Trump advance repealing Dodd-Frank. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center.

Trump Hopes To Lure Companies Back To The U.S.With Lower Tax Rates

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

A key part of President Trump's tax plan is to repatriate corporate profits held overseas back to the U.S. With the lure of lower corporate rates, the idea is that companies will free up overseas earnings and instead invest in jobs and equipment in the U.S. A similar scheme was tried during the administration of George W. Bush, but companies used most of the money on stock buybacks or to pay dividends to shareholders.

The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About Owning A Home

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Svenja Gudell, chief economist for Zillow, and Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary, about what to do and what not to do when buying a home.

Rep. Sanford Doesn't Believe Trump's Budget Numbers

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Republican congressman and Freedom Caucus member Mark Sanford of South Carolina tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why he thinks President Trump's budget proposal doesn't add up.

Reactions To The Trump Administration's Budget

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

The budget put out by the White House details massive cuts to federal programs and agencies. But there has been plenty of pushback and it isn't likely to make it through Congress as is.

Latest College Graduates Enter A More Optimistic Economy

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:25 -0400

Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai says the unemployment rate is the lowest its been in a decade. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the increasing options for recent graduates.

Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.

3 Percent Economic Growth: Is It Possible?

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:00 -0400

President Trump's budget is predicated on 3 percent growth in the U.S. economy. Nick Timiraos of The Wall Street Journal talks with Scott Simon about whether it's possible.

Episode 774: Unspeakable Trademark

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:18:01 -0400

You can name your business whatever you want. But the government won't register it as a trademark if it thinks it's offensive. It gets weird when you try to decide what is too offensive to trademark.

LeBron James' Return To Cleveland Illustrates Remarkable Economic Experiment

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Professional sports generate a tremendous amount of money, but it's tricky to know exactly what part of sports generates that money. LeBron James unintentionally ran a nearly perfect economic experiment by unexpectedly leaving Cleveland and then, three years later, returning with almost no warning. A pair of economists have now used James' prodigal son data to look at the financial impact a single superstar can have on a local economy.

A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:28:00 -0400

It's called the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Americans For Prosperity's Tim Phillips On Trump's Budget Proposal

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

President Trump's new budget plan sets up a fight between Trump's populists and small-government advocates. Steve Inskeep talks with Tim Phillips of the Koch-associated group Americans for Prosperity.

Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:46:00 -0400

The oil industry is coming out of a two-year slump after OPEC cut production. In oil-rich North Dakota, there are more energy jobs than available workers and local businesses are seeing a revival.

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:01:02 -0400

By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.