John Ydstie

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As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession. That means that over the long run, rates on car loans and mortgages could go up.

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The Dollar Is Weaker, But That Might Not Be A Bad Thing

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The dollar is down nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. That's bad news if you're a tourist traveling to Europe but great news if your U.S. company sells goods overseas.

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U.S. Census Bureau Records Improvements In Income, Poverty And Health Coverage

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau released a trio of reports Tuesday on income, poverty and health insurance coverage. All three measures showed improvement. Real median household income increased by 3.2 percent in 2016 over the previous year, and now stands at just over $59,000. The official poverty rate fell for the second year in a row to 12.7 percent.

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U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Many employers complain about not being able to find workers with the right skills, but experts says some of these employers aren't trying very hard.

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U.S. Corporations Join The Effort To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Private-sector firms are pitching in to help Harvey victims. Walmart and its foundation pledged at least $1 million to the Red Cross and other relief agencies. The Home Depot Foundation did the same.

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U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Drops To 4.3 Percent

Friday, August 04, 2017

Employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls last month, according to the government's jobs report released Friday morning. The unemployment rate ticked down a notch to 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low.

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209,000 New Jobs In July As Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

Friday, August 04, 2017

Employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3 percent. That's according to the government's latest jobs report released this morning.

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Why America's Wages Are Barely Rising

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Economists say the pickup in wages has been sluggish. One possible reason is that high-earning baby boomers are leaving the workforce. And some people aren't looking to work because wages are too low.

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U.S. Growth Picks Up: Normal Post-Winter Bounceback Or More?

Friday, July 28, 2017

The U.S. economy gained momentum in the second quarter as consumers and businesses picked up their spending. Gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent.

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U.S. Economy Grew At 2.6 Percent Rate In 2nd Quarter

Friday, July 28, 2017

The economy staged a comeback from a tepid first quarter, but still fell short of the turbo-charged 3 percent growth rate promised by the Trump administration.

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Economic Growth Expected To Be Up In Latest Report

Friday, July 28, 2017

The government report on U.S. economic growth due Friday morning is expected to show a bounce-back in growth during April, May and June, after a sluggish start to the year.

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Why The 'Trump Bump' Hasn't Happened

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Friday's GDP report is expected to show a rebound from a weak first quarter. But the U.S. economy still isn't likely to sustain the 3 percent growth rate the Trump administration is promising.

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Federal Reserve Holds Interest Rates Steady

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As expected, the Federal Reserve says it will hold interest rates in a range between 1 percent and 1.25 percent, while noting job gains have been solid and the labor market continues to strengthen.

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Trump Hopes To Lure Companies Back To The U.S.With Lower Tax Rates

Monday, May 29, 2017

A key part of Trump's tax plan is to repatriate corporate profits held overseas back to the U.S. The idea is that companies will free up overseas earnings and invest in jobs and equipment in the U.S.

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Trump's Tax Plan Renews Anxieties About Deficits And The Debt

Monday, May 15, 2017

One hurdle for President Trump's proposed tax cuts is the threat that they'll produce large budget deficits and balloon the U.S. debt. Prominent Republicans are already expressing great concern.

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Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Central bank policymakers provided little guidance on the timing of a rate hike. They said slow growth in the first quarter it is likely transitory and that inflation is close to a goal of 2 percent.

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Trump's First 100 Days: Too Soon To Claim Big Job Gains?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

There's an argument to be made that presidents shouldn't take credit for a role in job creation until well into their first term. Trump touts 600,000 jobs created — about double the official count.

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Trump To Talk Tax Plan

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

President Trump plans to unveil more detail about his plan to change the tax code Wednesday. The administration reportedly plans to pursue tax cuts without offsetting the expected loss in revenue.

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Some Tax-Cut Backers Urge Trump To Drop Full Overhaul, Go For Quick Win

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nearly 100 days into Trump's presidency, there are still big questions about what his proposed tax overhaul will include — and whether the large changes he had envisioned are even possible.

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