John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Yellen Lays Groundwork For Interest Rate Hike In 2015

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An oil well in Garden City, Texas. With prices plunging, oil companies are laying off thousands of workers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

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Low Oil Prices Great For Consumers, Less So For Investors

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Oil pumpjacks are seen in McKenzie County in western North Dakota. Cuts in production and energy company payrolls will cost the U.S. economy up to $150 billion, economist David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors projects. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Oil Price Dip, Global Slowdown Create Crosscurrents For U.S.

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Oil Industry Sees Layoffs, Even As Jobs Numbers Rise Elsewhere

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Economists Expect Data To Show A Pullback In Job Creation

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A herd of caribou begins the long trek across the Arctic plains in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Peter Mather/SN/Landov hide caption

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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

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European Central Bank Launches Stimulus Plan

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Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

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U.S. Should End Its Export Ban On Crude Oil, Study Says

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A pedestrian passes a currency exchange in London Jan. 5. The value of the U.S. dollar has risen about 15 percent against the euro since last summer. Andy Rain/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now

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Economists Expect Strong Job Growth In December

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House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The House is debating changes to the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

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