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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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington. "My personal outlook for the economy has strengthened since December," he said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

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Economists Are Confident The Fed Will Keep Control Of Inflation

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News Brief: Government Funding Lapses, Market Volatility, Syria

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Trader Michael Milano (right) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, a day when all the major U.S. stock indexes saw sharp drops. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Another Rout In The Stock Market, As Dow Drops More Than 1,000 Points

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After Hitting Record Low In December, African-American Unemployment Rate Rises

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen waits for a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Focus On Unemployment, Yellen Led Fed Through Tough Balancing Act

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BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

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How Trump's Corporate Tax Cut Is Playing Out For Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart Says It Will Boost Wages, Give Bonuses With New Savings From Tax Law

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Professors Suggest 'Baby Bonds' Could Fix Widening Inequality In The U.S.

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Rainer Stutzel of Beko Technologies stands beside a catalytic converter that cleans compressed air systems. The company exports its products around the world. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Germany's Export Machine Draws Both Envy And Ire

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Apprentice industrial clerk Henrik Tillmann assembles a valve for a commercial aircraft galley kitchen at Hebmuller Aerospace near Dusseldorf, Germany. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Robust Apprenticeship Program Key To Germany's Manufacturing Might

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Yvonne Schmittenberg holds a tray of weld nuts produced by Schmittenberg Metal Works. They're used in the automotive industry. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will step down in February, has said she thinks the forces that have been holding inflation down are temporary and that she expects it will soon be on the rise again. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

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