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On today's show: A special mid-weekly wrap with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Felix Salmon of Fusion about President-elect Donald Trump's nominations for Treasury and Commerce secretary. We talk about President-elect Trump saying that he would leave his business "in total" and how Treasury Secretary appointee, Steve Mnuchin, could most directly influence our personal economies is in his oversight of mortgage lending policy. Also: An investigative piece from Marketplace and APM reports that found last minute changes to an EPA fracking study downplayed the risks of water pollution. …read more