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John Ydstie

John Ydstie appears in the following:

Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.

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Study Questions Need For Employer Health Care Requirement

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The component of Obamacare that requires employers to provide health insurance has been delayed twice. Now, groups on both sides of the political spectrum are arguing to get rid of it altogether.

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'Financial Times' Picks Apart Picketty, Sparking An Argument

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Is the story of rising inequality presented by Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century an exaggeration? A Financial Times editor said as much recently. Now, the argument has begun.

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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.

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Mirror, Mirror: Does 'Fairest' Mean Most Beautiful Or Most White?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In sonnets and skin-whitening ads, the word "fair" stands in for both beauty and paleness. Once upon a time, it simply meant lovely; hundreds of years later, it gained the meaning "light-skinned."

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Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'

Monday, May 05, 2014

The University of Chicago economist won the Nobel Prize in 1992 for broadening the horizons of economics, using economic analysis to explore social issues. Becker died Saturday at the age of 83.

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The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season

Monday, May 05, 2014

Three states go to the polls Tuesday, starting what will be an eight-week stretch of primaries in the U.S. For a look at the intra-party political landscape, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian has this overview.

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Positive April Jobs Report Blows Past Expectations

Friday, May 02, 2014

The April jobs report shows a labor market on the mend. Employers added 288,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, partly because of a decline in the size of the labor force.

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Jobless Report May Confirm Economy Is Heating Up

Friday, May 02, 2014

The April jobs report is out on Friday, and economists expect an increase of about 220,000 jobs. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a sign the economy weathered the harshest winter in years.

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Slow Growth For U.S. Economy, But Fed Plans Are Full Speed Ahead

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The economy slowed sharply in the first quarter, but Federal Reserve policymakers voted unanimously to continue winding down their stimulus program.

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In March Jobs Report, Market Awakens From A Winter Swoon

Friday, April 04, 2014

The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, according to data released this morning. The unemployment rate refused to budge, though, holding steady at 6.7 percent.

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March Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 6.7 Percent

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in March, which is seen as a sign that the economy is rebounding. The unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent.

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Beyond The Fog Of Spin And Doubt: What Has ACA Achieved?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for millions of Americans to obtain health insurance — but how successful has the law been in reforming the health care system?

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Senate Committee To Consider Fischer For Fed's No. 2 Spot

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Stanley Fischer, President Obama's choice to be the Federal Reserve's vice chairman, is on Capitol Hill Thursday for a confirmation hearing .

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Health Care Law Helps Entrepreneurs Quit Their Day Jobs

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Employer-provided health care can deter people from leaving their jobs to start their own businesses. Analysts say Obamacare could alleviate so-called entrepreneur lock.

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February Jobs Numbers Give Some Economists Reason To Smile

Friday, March 07, 2014

The February jobs report was better than expected, as employers added 175,000 jobs. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent, though, as people who'd given up on finding work were drawn back.

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February Job Growth Beats Expectations; Jobless Rate Ticks Up

Friday, March 07, 2014

The harsh winter weather's impact on job growth in February was less than expected, as U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs to their payrolls last month. The unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent.

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Weather Expected To Effect February Jobs Report

Friday, March 07, 2014

Did the harsh winter hold down job creation last month? Or did employers brush away the snow and prepare for spring with a new round of hiring? The unemployment report is out on Friday.

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CBO Assesses Affordable Care Act's Economic Effects

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the Affordable Care Act will create incentives for millions of workers to cut back on their hours, or even retire early. That could drag down the economy.

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Mixed Messages On Cancelled Health Plans Leave Consumers Confused

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Millions of Americans are trying to figure what to do now that their health insurance policies have been cancelled. The policies were cancelled because they didn't comply with President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The president now says insurers who offered substandard policies can continue offering them for one more year. But most insurance companies are still figuring what to do, so it's very difficult for individuals to get reliable information, let alone make a decision.

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