John Ydstie After covering the economy, Wall Street and federal budget issues for two decades, John Ydstie is now applying his reporting and interviewing skills as a roving national correspondent.
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In this handout image provided by the White House, President Obama talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the United Nations on Sept. 23, 2010. The White House/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. But the unemployment rate remained at 7.8 percent last month. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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After The 'Fiscal Cliff,' Businesses Say Some Uncertainty Remains

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What Was Left Out Of 'Fiscal Cliff' Compromise?

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A housing revival will be key to an economic recovery in 2013, analysts say. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Reading The Economic Tea Leaves For 2013

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington on Dec. 12. Some economists worry the Fed has set the stage for inflation as well as stock and housing bubbles by keeping interest rates low. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Fed Boosts The Economy, But What About The Risks?

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Failure To Avert Fiscal Cliff Could Damage World's Confidence In U.S.

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Answering Your Questions On The Fiscal Cliff

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (right), shown at a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is arguing for raising taxes on the wealthy as part of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday after private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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