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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.
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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

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Episodes

The second life of Trump's tax story

10/17/2018
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Susanne Craig, an investigative reporter at the New York Times and one of the reporters who broke the story on Trump's tax fraud, and POLITICO's media reporter, Jack Shafer, join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss how the tax story came together – and how it landed once it was published.

Duration:00:40:06

The second life of Trump's tax story

10/17/2018
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Susanne Craig, an investigative reporter at the New York Times and one of the reporters who broke the story on Trump's tax fraud, and POLITICO's media reporter, Jack Shafer, join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss how the tax story came together – and how it landed once it was published.

Duration:00:15:56

What the new NAFTA tells us about the trade war with China

10/10/2018
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Alexander Panetta, editor of POLITICO Pro Canada, and South China Morning Post U.S. correspondent Owen Churchill join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss the implications of the USMCA – and how it’s being viewed in China.

Duration:00:41:31

Larry Kudlow on the new NAFTA and ‘unsatisfactory’ talks with China

10/3/2018
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Larry Kudlow, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the NEC, discusses the economy, the new NAFTA, and what life is like inside the White House with POLITICO's Ben White in front of a live audience at the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

Duration:00:30:15

Did we end too big to fail? Are we safer now?

9/26/2018
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Former Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo examines the banking industry 10 years after the financial crisis with POLITICO's Ben White and Victoria Guida.

Duration:00:36:29

What the Trump team was doing during the financial crisis

9/19/2018
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Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist at the New York Times and author of “Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves,” talks with POLITICO’s Ben White about how close the financial system came to collapse, and how it felt to have a front-row seat. POLITICO's Victoria Guida explains how as the financial crisis shook the nation, Trump's team saw a payoff.

Duration:00:26:53

What's up with Trump and Canada?

9/12/2018
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As talks between the U.S. and Canada over a new North American Free Trade Agreement head into crunch time in Washington this week, the latest POLITICO Money podcast takes you inside the room for the high-stakes talks.

Duration:00:31:34

Trump lawyer Giuliani got paid to lobby Romanian president

9/5/2018
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The former New York mayor’s letter goes against the State Department stance on corruption in Bucharest.

Duration:00:14:38

Trump channels Richard Nixon on the Fed

8/29/2018
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President Trump's recent criticism of the Federal Reserve is totally precedented. Politico's Victoria Guida joins Ben White to explain the danger in political meddling on monetary policy.

Duration:00:28:03

These steel workers are the losers in the trade war

8/22/2018
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While some firms see a boost from the president’s aggressive trade tactics, others find patience running thin.

Duration:00:22:56

How infrastructure week became a punchline

8/15/2018
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POLITICO’s Mike Grunwald joins Ben to talk about the Gateway Project, a $30 billion infrastructure plan that would include a new $11 billion tunnel under the Hudson between New Jersey and New York for passenger trains.

Duration:00:34:44

How a free-trade t-shirt went viral

8/8/2018
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Lawyer Scott Lincicome, who’s behind a cheeky pro-trade t-shirt, says free traders are winning, even if they don’t realize it.

Duration:00:30:36

Get smart fast: Trump, trade, and the next recession

8/1/2018
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Economist and unrepentant Red Sox fan Megan Greene tells you everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about U.S. financial health-- what's really behind the uptick in growth, how long the happy days will last, and what's likely to trigger the next recession.

Duration:00:31:06

What Hollywood can teach Uber drivers about the gig economy

7/25/2018
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POLITICO's Andrew Hanna says long before Uber and Airbnb, Hollywood conquered the gig economy-- with an assist from Ronald Reagan. Hear how Dracula and Groucho Marx set in motion a decades-long struggle for worker benefits that's especially relevant in the age of the side hustle.

Duration:00:23:59

Do we have amnesia, or is it time to tweak Dodd-Frank?

7/18/2018
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Ten years after the financial crisis, Congress is talking about relaxing some aspects of Dodd-Frank. But one person's "tweak" is another person's "Are you nuts?"

Duration:00:27:43

Bull market still bucking mean and dirty

7/11/2018
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Investment adviser Richard Bernstein joins Ben to talk bulls, bears, and the tax cut leakage effect. He also explains why watching inflation is like watching paint dry, and why Wall Street's bull market is still bucking mean and dirty, despite trade disputes.

Duration:00:27:54

Does the city of the future know too much about you?

7/5/2018
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Google is building a city of the future in Toronto, with self-driving cars, delivery robots, and snow-melting sidewalks. But will it also know what you did last night?

Duration:00:30:15

What does a dairy farmer know that Trump doesn't?

6/27/2018
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Dairyman Pete Wiersma shares a few hard economic realities from the pastures of Idaho: a tightening labor pool and little control over milk prices. Then economist Mark Zandi explains how reduced immigration and escalating trade spats could make things worse.

Duration:00:32:59

Steel cage death match over trade

6/20/2018
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Ben White and POLITICO's Doug Palmer tick down the list of trade tiffs, brawls and all-out steel cage matches currently underway by the Trump administration. Then Marianne LeVine weighs in with a look at a sector that's actually winning as trade disputes simmer over: lobbyists.

Duration:00:32:04

Sen. Warner on punching your friends in the nose

6/13/2018
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) takes the Trump administration to task on trade, describing a "punch your friends in the nose" approach that could hurt jobs and rile markets. He also updates Politico's Ben White on efforts to block the Commerce Department's plan to throw a lifeline to China's ZTE. But most importantly, he reports on the size of the crowds celebrating the Stanley Cup outside his office.

Duration:00:26:44