John Ydstie

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Black Congressional Staffers Stage Walk Out Over Grand Jury Decisions

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A group of black Congressional staffers staged a protest and walked out of the Capitol on Thursday. They were protesting recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men.


'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Previous months were revised upward and hourly wages climbed higher. All this has analysts wondering if the economy has finally kicked into a higher gear.


November Jobs Report Shows Steady Growth

Friday, December 05, 2014

The unemployment rate held steady last month at 5.8 percent. And employers added 321,000 jobs to payrolls, far above expectations.


Holiday Shoppers Are Filling Their Carts, Online

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In-store purchases on Black Friday fell this year, but online sales have seen a big increase. Easy comparison shopping and widespread free shipping have sweetened the deal for many online shoppers.


Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The health care law gives subsidies to those whose employers' insurance isn't affordable, but that's based on the cost of worker-only coverage. Adding family to a plan can send prices out of reach.


Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution. Since 1980, ozone pollution has fallen by a third.


HealthCare.gov Head Says Site Is Tested And 'Ready To Go'

Friday, November 14, 2014

Open enrollment in Obamacare resumes Saturday. While no one expects a repeat of last year's disastrous launch, millions of people will be trying to renew coverage or sign up for the first time.


Banking Giants Settle Currency Manipulation Charges

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Six banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase, will pay regulators more than $4 billion to settle charges they manipulated the currency exchange market to boost profits.


October Jobs Data Show Solid Employment Growth

Friday, November 07, 2014

The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.


It's Still Too Early For Tanking Oil Prices To Curb U.S. Drilling

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The U.S. is now the world's largest oil producer, and some worry that falling prices could mean an industry slowdown. But with production costs also falling, drillers are unlikely to cut back soon.


Federal Reserve Votes To End Quantitative Easing

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end a giant bond-buying stimulus program that's been in place in one form or another for the last six years.


AIG Lawsuit Presents Different Versions Of 2008 Bailout

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner were in court this week defending the actions they took six years ago when they set the terms for the government's bailout of insurance giant AIG.


Former Treasury Secretaries Head To Court For AIG Lawsuit

Monday, October 06, 2014

Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will all testify in a case that stems from the government's bailout of insurance giant, AIG.


New Jobs Report Is A Bounceback From Disappointing August

Friday, October 03, 2014

The U.S. jobless rate dropped below 6 percent in September, the lowest it's been since July 2008. And employers added 248,000 new jobs to their payrolls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.


Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.


Fed Pledges To Keep Interest Rates Low For A While

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.


With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.


Employer-Sponsored Health Costs Rose Modestly In 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.


A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy's Strength

Friday, September 05, 2014

The latest labor report indicates a slowdown in job growth, but many economists aren't buying it. They say other data paint a stronger picture, but the jobs numbers may delay higher interest rates.