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John Ydstie

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Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a study by a bipartisan group of former business leaders and public officials. It predicts harsh consequences if action isn't taken.

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How Much Does Iran Dominate Iraq's Government?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Iraq crisis could draw the U.S. and Iran into an uneasy alliance. To sort out the regional dynamics, Steve Inskeep talks to Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution

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In Press Conference, Fed Chair Keeps Things Upbeat โ€” And Vague

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee is announcing changes to its massive bond-purchasing program. The announcement will mark the second news conference of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's tenure.

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Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.

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In May Jobs Report, A Milestone: A Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Friday, June 06, 2014

The May jobs report showed steady job creation. Payrolls expanded by 217,000, and unemployment held steady at 6.3%. And there was a milestone: The U.S. economy now has slightly more jobs than it did in December 2007, when the last recession began.

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May Employment Data Show U.S. Surpassed Pre-Recession Job Totals

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Labor Department released its monthly employment report on Friday. The economy added 217,000 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent.

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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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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 โ€” but how successful has the law been in reforming the health care system?

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