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03/31/2017: Disaster relief is uncertain under Trump
More than a dozen major disasters — mudslides, floods, a huge bridge collapse in Atlanta this week — have hit the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office. There are a few federal agencies in charge of cleanup and relief, but it's not yet clear how they'll change in this new administration. For example, FEMA doesn't have a director yet, even as Trump has proposed hundreds of millions in cuts. Plus: A Federal Reserve governor visits West Virginia and the latest on Trump's executive orders. And, as always, we'll wrap up the week in business and economic news.…read more