John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Fed To Dial Back Its Bond-Buying Stimulus Program

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Federal Reserve To Cut Stimulus By $10 Billion A Month

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On Tuesday, Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting where many analysts expect they will announce a reduction in the central bank's $85 billion monthly stimulus. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Unemployment Drops To Five-Year Low

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The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time last week. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Fed Chair Choice Gets First Confirmation Hearing

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Unemployment Rate Rises To 7.3 Percent

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How The Affordable Care Act Pays For Insurance Subsidies

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One person who got a letter canceling his health insurance was Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. He holds up the letter during a congressional hearing Wednesday on insurance problems. He says his family chose to buy private insurance rather than use the congressional plan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ashley Hentze (left) gets help signing up for the Affordable Care Act from a volunteer in Florida. The government says that 40 percent of the expected enrollees for 2014 must be young and healthy for health insurance premiums to remain affordable. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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