John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., shakes hands with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the close of the committee's hearing on the state of the economy in February 2011. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ryan's Mission For Fed: Focus On Prices, Not Unemployment

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Fed Chief Gives Gloomy Economic Review

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Police wait for protesters to appear at a branch of Barclays Bank in London on July 4. Olivia Harris/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Over the last 13 years, the euro has been worth on average $1.21, only a penny less than its current price of $1.22 per euro. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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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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