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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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Defends U.S. Trade Policies

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News Brief: Republicans Talk Immigration Overhaul, China Tariffs Latest

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Global Markets Fall As U.S.-China Trade Tensions Rise

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before the Economic Club of Chicago on April 6. The central bank raised a key short-term rate by a quarter-point on Wednesday, the second increase this year. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Trade Tensions And Threat Of Tariffs Has Led To Lots Of Uncertainty

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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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