John Ydstie

John Ydstie appears in the following:

Who Benefits From Donald Trump's Tax Plan?

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The plan laid out by the president-elect is detailed — but different from what he promised during the campaign. His economic team says it will boost the middle class; several experts beg to differ.

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Immigration Was A Hot Button Issue. Now What?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Immigration was a big issue in the presidential race. Now that Donald Trump has been elected, will he carry through with promises? And, financial markets began the day lower on news Trump would win.

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President-Elect Trump Upsets Clinton's White House Bid

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Trump crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold at 2:31 a.m. ET with a victory in Wisconsin, according to AP projections.

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What Happens To Obamacare In A Trump Administration?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

While Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency, he repeatedly said he would get rid of the Affordable Care Act. What will happen to Obamacare? Also, we monitor how financial markets are doing.

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October Jobs Report Shows Significant Growth In Wages

Friday, November 04, 2016

The jobs report released Friday morning came in a little weaker than expected, but there was one very big positive. Wages are growing at a respectable clip again, and that's the first time that's happened on an annual basis since the recession.

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Last Pre-Election Jobs Report Due Out Friday

Friday, November 04, 2016

Economists expect the report to show about 175,000 new jobs created last month.

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Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.

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As U.S. Economy Grows, Many Americans Struggle To Face Trade-Offs

Friday, September 23, 2016

Many economists say stronger growth is a reliable path toward boosting opportunity. But they also agree that many Americans are not ready to face the trade-offs that come with a more dynamic economy.

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Fed Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate, But Still Expects Increase

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.

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U.S. Census Report: Household Incomes Rise In 2015

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Household incomes were up sharply in 2015, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Median family income climbed 5.2 percent to $56,516 a year. That's the biggest increase in nearly 50 years.

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Why Your Facebook Habit At Work Makes Economists Worry

Monday, September 05, 2016

Productivity, a key measure of the economy's health, has been growing more slowly in recent years. Can Facebook and other social media distractions on the job be partly to blame?

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U.S. Job Growth Fails To Meet Expectations In August

Friday, September 02, 2016

Employers added 151,000 jobs in August, which is somewhat disappointing. Most economists were expecting about 180,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate held at 4.9 percent for the third straight month. Many analysts are now saying job growth is slow enough to keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in September.

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Latest Jobs Report To Play A Role In Interest Rate Decision

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Labor Department releases its August jobs report on Friday. Most economists predict a net increase of 180,000 jobs — a good number that likely will allow the unemployment rate to tick lower.

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Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Health Insurance Mergers

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Justice Department and a number of states filed suit today to block two big mergers in the health insurance industry. Anthem was planning to acquire Cigna, and Aetna sought to buy Humana. Justice Department officials said they had no doubt the mergers would reduce competition and hurt consumers.

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Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Friday, July 01, 2016

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.

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VW Owners Mull Options After Carmaker Settles Emissions Scandal Case

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Under the terms of the nearly $15 billion deal announced on Tuesday, Volkswagen will spend up to $10 billion to fix or buy back cars of nearly 500,000 owners.

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$15 Billion Settlement Proposed In Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.

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Jobs Growth Slows Dramatically In May

Friday, June 03, 2016

The Labor Department says in May, employers added just 38,000 workers to payrolls. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the report would show 158,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, but only because so many people dropped out of the workforce. Forecasters had expected the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5 percent.

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Mixed Employment News: Job Growth Slowed In May; Joblessness Dropped

Friday, June 03, 2016

Job growth was at a crawl in May, according to the government's monthly report released Friday; only 38,000 new jobs were added to payrolls. But unemployment fell to it's lowest level since 2007.

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Is The Economy Adding Jobs At A Steady Clip? Report Will Offer A Clue

Friday, June 03, 2016

On Friday, the Labor Department releases May's jobs report. It's the final report before the Federal Open Market Committee's next meeting, at which some expect the federal funds rate will be raised.

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