John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Aetna announced one of its largest pay hikes recently. CEO Mark Bertolini says he believes it largely could pay for itself by making workers more productive. Courtesy of Aetna hide caption

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Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

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Closing Arguments Begin In AIG Bailout Case

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Earlier this year, the European Central Bank, headed by Mario Draghi, launched a bond-buying program to drive down interest rates and boost borrowing. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

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Depending on the amount taken in subsidies, or changes in reported income and family status, some Obamacare policyholders this year will get a bigger refund than expected and others will owe more in taxes. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year

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March Employment Report Shows Growth — But Disappointing Numbers

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Federal Reserve Says Job Market Conditions Have Improved

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Analysts Mixed On Whether Strong U.S. Dollar Is Positive Or Negative

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Economy Adds Almost 300K Jobs, Amid Another Strong Report

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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather in front of the U.S Supreme Court during a rally Wednesday. The court heard arguments in the case and is expected to announce its decision in June. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

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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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