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541 03/21/2018: America, meet your new Fed Chair2018-03-21 15:00:00
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542 03/20/2018: "It takes a crisis to get Congress to act"2018-03-20 15:00:00
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543 03/19/2018: Ben, Hank and Tim2018-03-19 15:00:00
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544 03/16/2018: What minty fresh hell is this?2018-03-16 15:00:00
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545 Bonus: Make Me Smart is back2018-03-16 08:32:10
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546 03/15/2018: A match made at Bear Stearns2018-03-15 15:00:00
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547 03/14/2018: Bear Stearns fell 10 years ago today2018-03-14 15:00:00
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548 03/13/2018: What "America First" looks like2018-03-13 15:00:00
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549 03/12/2018: There aren't a lot of constants left in America right now2018-03-12 06:00:00
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550 03/09/2018: Why are tariffs going up in a booming job market?2018-03-09 15:00:00
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551 03/08/2018: Suppose they gave a trade war and nobody came?2018-03-08 15:00:00
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552 03/07/2018: Economic policy is hard2018-03-07 15:00:00
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553 03/06/2018: Tariffs have winners and losers2018-03-06 15:00:00
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554 03/05/2018: Making sense of Trump's new tariffs2018-03-05 15:00:00
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555 03/02/2018: Trade wars are actually not good or easy to win2018-03-02 15:00:00
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556 03/01/2018: Uh, what's going on?2018-03-01 15:00:00
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03/01/2018: Uh, what's going on?

In retrospect, we should have seen these steel and aluminum tariffs coming. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mentioned "reciprocal free trade," in our interview earlier this week, and President Donald Trump said something similar today. Tariffs are a complicated macro-economic topic anytime, especially when they're a surprise. We'll start the show by catching you up, then look at how our allies might or might not respond. Tariffs go both ways, you know. Plus: How many cup holders is too many?…read more

557 02/28/2018: How much can the government tell a company what to think?2018-02-28 15:00:00
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558 02/27/2018: A conversation with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin2018-02-27 15:00:00
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559 02/26/2018: The post-America economy2018-02-26 15:00:00
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560 02/23/2018: The NRA's brand trouble2018-02-23 15:00:00
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