John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy

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The employer mandate requires that businesses with 50 or more employees provide health insurance to their workers. A new study by the Urban Institute says the mandate should be eliminated. Mutlu Kurtbas/iStockphoto hide caption

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Study Questions Need For Employer Health Care Requirement

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'Financial Times' Picks Apart Picketty, Sparking An Argument

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The Occupy Wall Street movement helped put the issue of income inequality in the spotlight. But economists say there's a balance. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

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Gary Becker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in 2007. Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'

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Positive April Jobs Report Blows Past Expectations

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Jobless Report May Confirm Economy Is Heating Up

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Slow Growth For U.S. Economy, But Fed Plans Are Full Speed Ahead

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In March Jobs Report, Market Awakens From A Winter Swoon

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March Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 6.7 Percent

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Beyond The Fog Of Spin And Doubt: What Has ACA Achieved?

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Senate Committee To Consider Fischer For Fed's No. 2 Spot

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The Affordable Care Act could encourage people to start new businesses by solving an age-old problem: job lock. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Health Care Law Helps Entrepreneurs Quit Their Day Jobs

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February Jobs Numbers Give Some Economists Reason To Smile

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February Job Growth Beats Expectations; Jobless Rate Ticks Up

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