John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to speak Friday at a conference in Wyoming. Investors are looking for clues that the Fed will do more to stimulate the economy. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Concern Grows Over Possible 'Double-Dip' Recession

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An employee inspects finished rolls of aluminum at an Alcoa facility in Newburgh, Ind., in 2006. The company has slashed payrolls in its core business by about one-third. Daniel R. Patmore/AP hide caption

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BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg (right) stands with outgoing CEO Tony Hayward. Hayward may not receive any exit compensation if he stays on with the company. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. pay czar Kenneth Feinberg says executive payouts were "ill-advised," but critics say he should have acted more forcefully. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Pay Czar Slams Bank Executives' Bonuses

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Listen to "Fight Over First Head Of Consumer Bureau Heats Up"

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BP Agrees To $20 Billion Fund To Help Gulf Victims

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Senate Seeks To Close Hedge Fund Tax Loophole

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An oil platform waits to be towed into the Gulf of Mexico at Port Fourchon in Louisiana on May 4. Some say idling the industry for 6 months could be a bigger economic blow than the oil spill itself. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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