FROM Ylan Mui
Bank of America's Debit Card Charge The Bank of America says new financial regulations are costing big money, and it's going to charge ordinary consumers to help make up the difference. It will now cost $5 a month to use debit cards instead of cash at shops, restaurants and gas stations. Illinois' Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was a supporter of finance reform, has accused the Bank of America of trying to "pad their profits" by "sticking it to their customers." Ylan Mui covers consumers and the economy for the Washington Post .
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.