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04/03/2017: New Deal lessons for the Trump administration
President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan is still in the nascent stages, but it’s a key part of his promise to create millions of jobs. Once upon a time, infrastructure was this country’s job. After the Great Depression, the government put millions of Americans to work building stuff. We'll look back at that history and what lessons it might hold for Trump's ambitious infrastructure plan. Plus: Auto earnings, Trump's visit from Xi Jinping and an exit interview with Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo.…read more