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John Ydstie

John Ydstie appears in the following:

Wages Flat In Otherwise Strong December Jobs Report

Friday, January 08, 2016

The Labor Department on Friday reported the U.S. economy added 292,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate stayed at 5 percent. Wage growth continued to be weak, but 2016 should bring a boost.

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Global Oil Prices Fall To 11-Year Low

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Global oil prices dropped again, falling to an 11-year low on Wednesday as investors worried about weak demand for refined petroleum products. New government data show U.S. stockpiles...

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Despite Latest Saudi-Iran Conflict, Oil Prices Drop

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Oil prices have declined even though tensions have risen between the 2 oil producers. That would have been unthinkable years ago. An oil glut due largely to U.S. production changed the price equation.

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Buying A New Car Can Trim Your Carbon Footprint, But There's More To It

Monday, December 28, 2015

If you drive an older, less efficient vehicle, ever think about swapping it for a new, more efficient one? It's a good way to reduce your carbon footprint. But there are a lot of factors to consider.

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Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For First Time In 9 Years

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Federal Reserve policymakers raised benchmark interest rates Wednesday. It's the first time they have done so in nine and a half years.

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Global Businesses Show Cautious Support For Climate Deal

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Business groups around the world are studying the climate change agreement reached in Paris over the weekend. Many support the idea of taking steps to limit carbon emissions but are w...

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Federal Reserve Expected To Raise Interest Rates For First Time In 7 Years

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Federal Reserve has held interest rates at super low levels for years in an effort to bolster the economy, but it is expected to raise rates for the first time in seven years this week.

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Volkswagen Promises To Compensate Diesel Car Owners For Lost Resale Value

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Volkswagen's top two executives faced reporters Thursday and explained what they had learned about the emissions scandal that looms over the company. They said the investigation revea...

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Compensation To VW Owners Will Include Loss Of Resale Value

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Volkswagen announced Thursday that owners of its diesel vehicles involved in the emissions scandal will be compensated for the loss of resale value of their cars.

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November Jobs Report: Solid Growth

Friday, December 04, 2015

Employers added 211,000 jobs to payrolls last month, setting the stage for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase later this month.

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Businesses Awaken To The Opportunities Of Action On Climate Change

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Companies, once seen as an obstacle to or even an enemy of curbing emissions, now realize that tackling climate change can be good for their bottom line.

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Pharmaceutical Companies Pfizer, Allergan To Merge In $160 Billion Deal

Monday, November 23, 2015

U.S. drug giant Pfizer and its rival Allergan have agreed to merge in order to lower its corporate taxes, creating the world's largest pharmaceutical company by sales.

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U.S. Drug Giant Pfizer To Buy Ireland-Based Allergan

Monday, November 23, 2015

In one of the biggest health care mergers ever, Pfizer says it has clinched a deal to buy Allergan for over $150 billion. Pfizer says it plans to move its headquarters to Dublin to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Volkswagen Offers Cash, Vouchers To Defrauded Diesel Owners

Monday, November 09, 2015

The German automaker is starting the process of making amends with its U.S. customer base. The company is offering $1,000 in cash and vouchers to owners of diesel vehicles implicated in the emissions scandal.

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October Jobs Report Is Best Yet This Year

Friday, November 06, 2015

Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.

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Release Of Trade Agreement Text Stokes Debate Over TPP

Friday, November 06, 2015

Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.

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States To Face Challenges Enforcing Volkswagen Recall

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

There are nearly 500,000 diesel engine Volkswagen vehicles that will require a fix to bring them into compliance with U.S. air quality standards. It could be a challenge for states to...

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Small Investors To Fund Small Businesses On Internet Sites

Friday, October 30, 2015

The idea of crowdfunding, raising money from lots of people on the Internet, got a boost from Washington on Friday. The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a system that allows small businesses and startups to solicit funding from small investors.

This is not Kickstarter where people just give money to ...

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SEC Approves New Rules For Startup Investing

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved new rules Friday that will allow people who are not accredited investors to take ownership stakes in startups.

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Want A Financial Adviser? Here Are Some Things To Look For

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Picking someone to help you plan for retirement can be challenging. The fees can add up quickly. But a good adviser can help protect you from your instincts when markets turn volatile.

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