John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Friday

Trump And Chinese President Xi Look For Progress In Trade Dispute At G20 Summit

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Wednesday

Here's What's Going On With Global Oil Markets

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Wednesday

Complex U.S.-Saudi Relations Hinders Response To Khashoggi's Death

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Thursday

Job seekers line up at a technology fair in Los Angeles in March. Employers added more jobs than analysts expected last month, as the jobless rate remained at a nearly 50-year low of 3.7 percent. Monica Almeida/Reuters hide caption

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Monday

Tuesday

After Journalist Disappears, Companies Reconsider Saudi Investment

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Thursday

Specialists Jay Woods (right) and Thomas McArdle work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The market's recent decline was set off by a sharp drop in bond prices and a corresponding increase in yields last week and early this week. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

A Look At Why Stocks Plunged On Wall Street

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With $1 Million, Exxon Mobil Corp Helps Fund Carbon Tax Campaign

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Friday

U.S. Unemployment Hits Lowest Rate In Nearly 50 Years

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Monday

This map, a screenshot from The Opportunity Atlas, shows household income in 2014-2015 for people born between 1978 and 1983 to low-income parents. In areas that are more red, people who grew up in low-income households tended to stay low-income. In areas that are more blue, people who grew up in low-income households tended to make more money. The Opportunity Atlas/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

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Tuesday

Big Questions Remain On Whether Canada Will Agree To Tentative Trade Deal

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Monday

Last year, the Trump administration unveiled its goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, a deal that reshaped trade between Canada, Mexico and the United States. Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. And Mexico Reach Trade Deal; Trump Wants To Drop NAFTA Name

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Thursday

Amir Peay recently opened a distillery in Lexington, Ky., at the site of the James E. Pepper distillery. About 10 percent of his revenues come from exports, and Peay worries that the European Union's tariffs will hurt his overseas business. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Caught In Tariff War, U.S. Distillers Fear Losing Out On Global Whiskey Boom

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Wednesday

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Defends U.S. Trade Policies

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News Brief: Republicans Talk Immigration Overhaul, China Tariffs Latest

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Tuesday

Global Markets Fall As U.S.-China Trade Tensions Rise

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Wednesday

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before the Economic Club of Chicago on April 6. The central bank raised a key short-term rate by a quarter-point on Wednesday, the second increase this year. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Trade Tensions And Threat Of Tariffs Has Led To Lots Of Uncertainty

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Friday

Mary Buchzeiger, CEO of Lucerne International, says President Trump's proposed tariffs on imports could destroy her Michigan-based company, which supplies automakers with parts mostly made in China. This week, she presented her case for an exemption from the tariffs at the International Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Small Business Owner Fears U.S.-China Trade War Will Destroy Her Company

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Friday

U.S. Unemployment Dips Below 4 Percent For The First Time In More Than 17 Years

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Tuesday

Trader Edward Curran (right) works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. As Treasury yields topped 3 percent on Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Steelworkers leave a plant at the end of their shift in Bethlehem, Pa., in 1947. Employment in the industry has declined by 80 percent from its peak six decades ago, according to author Douglas Irwin. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Protection For The Steel Industry Is As Old As America

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