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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Mary Buchzeiger, CEO of Lucerne International, says President Trump's proposed tariffs on imports could destroy her Michigan-based company, which supplies automakers with parts mostly made in China. This week, she presented her case for an exemption from the tariffs at the International Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Small Business Owner Fears U.S.-China Trade War Will Destroy Her Company

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U.S. Unemployment Dips Below 4 Percent For The First Time In More Than 17 Years

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Trader Edward Curran (right) works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. As Treasury yields topped 3 percent on Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Steelworkers leave a plant at the end of their shift in Bethlehem, Pa., in 1947. Employment in the industry has declined by 80 percent from its peak six decades ago, according to author Douglas Irwin. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Protection For The Steel Industry Is As Old As America

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As Threats Of Additional Tariffs Continue, China Says U.S. Demands Are Unreasonable

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China Imposes Tariffs On Long List Of U.S. Produced Goods

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A shopper makes a purchase at the J.C. Penney store in North Riverside, Ill., Nov. 17. U.S. consumer spending grew in the fourth quarter at its fastest pace in three years. Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters hide caption

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Talks Ease Concerns Over Potential Trade War With China

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Trade War Could Damage U.S. Consumers More Than China

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate banking committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 1. This week, Powell presided over a Fed policy meeting for the first time since becoming chairman. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As New Chairman Steps Into Spotlight

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What The Trump Administration Means When It Says Countries 'Cheat' On Trade

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What Steel Tariffs Would Mean For Consumers

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A worker cuts steel in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province. President Trump said Thursday that he plans to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Plan To Impose Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Raises Trade War Fears

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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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