John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Critics of Germany's spending policy created effigies of Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) and other German leaders to stand near the chancellery in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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As Leaders Meet To Save Euro, Nations Face Trade-Off

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Investors Breathe Sigh Of Relief After Greek Voting

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Initial Relief Over Spain's Bailout Fades To Worry

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Federal Reserve Predicts Moderate Economic Growth

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New U.S. Jobs Report Sends Dow Sliding

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Kevin Hill, a San Diego landscape designer, was doing well financially before the downturn. Now, he says he feels "lost." John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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People wait in a line at a job fair on April 10, 2012, in Gresham, Ore. Employment grew by 115,000 last month, but the unemployment rate dip was likely due to people leaving the workforce rather than people getting hired, analysts say. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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On Jobs, Bad News Is Bad. The Good News Is Bad, Too

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