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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Bernanke Expects Jobs Market To Strengthen

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The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will kick off a series of regular press conferences, to be held four times a year. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Taking Questions: A New Move For Fed Transparency

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President Obama outlined a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes to reduce the deficit Wednesday at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Japan's Fishing Industry Crushed By Tsunami

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Advertising boards on buildings are seen without illumination at Tokyo's Shibuya district. Rolling blackouts are crippling a number of industries. Miho Takahashi/AP hide caption

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A worker assembles a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle at the company's Oppama plant in Yokosuka, Japan. Auto plants are reopening, but getting parts remains a challenge. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People line up to buy tickets for the earliest possible flight Friday at Narita International Airport. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images hide caption

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi speaks to supporters in Tripoli on Wednesday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Gadhafi's Frozen Assets: $32 Billion And Counting

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February Jobs Report Shows Robust Payroll Growth

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A farmer harvests a corn crop near Monticello, Ill., last September. The price of wheat and corn jumped 70 percent in the second half of 2010. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Soaring Food Prices Hit Poor Countries, Spur Farmers

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President Obama's budget is expected to include plans for spending on new initiatives and dramatically cutting some programs. Copies of Obama's fiscal 2011 budget are seen above. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Budget May Take Small Steps Toward Deficit Cuts

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