John Ydstie

John Ydstie appears in the following:

After Journalist Disappears, Companies Reconsider Saudi Investment

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

U.S. executives are pulling out of an investment conference scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, next week — as controversy swirls around the disappearance of a missing Saudi journalist.

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U.S. Stocks Down Sharply Again After Wednesday's Rout

Thursday, October 11, 2018

U.S. stocks indexes headed lower again after a global sell-off overnight triggered by a plunge in U.S. stocks the day before.

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A Look At Why Stocks Plunged On Wall Street

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Stocks plunged on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 800 points, about 3.1 percent. The Nasdaq composite was down more than 4 percent at the close.

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With $1 Million, Exxon Mobil Corp Helps Fund Carbon Tax Campaign

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Exxon Mobil pledges to support passage of a carbon tax. Analysts say the company would rather face a single, overarching tax than a patchwork of taxes and regulation to address climate change.

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U.S. Unemployment Hits Lowest Rate In Nearly 50 Years

Friday, October 05, 2018

A jobs report released by the government on Friday showed unemployment falling to 3.7 percent — the lowest rate in nearly 50 years.

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

Monday, October 01, 2018

A new data tool finds a strong correlation between where people grew up and their chances of climbing the economic ladder. Charlotte, N.C., hopes to use it to improve residents' economic mobility.

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Big Questions Remain On Whether Canada Will Agree To Tentative Trade Deal

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

President Trump is touting his trade agreement with Mexico, but big questions remain about how much the new rules will change the trade landscape.

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U.S. And Mexico Reach Trade Deal; Trump Wants To Drop NAFTA Name

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Trump administration has forged a tentative pact with Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement. The next step is to get Canada re-engaged in the talks.

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Caught In Tariff War, U.S. Distillers Fear Losing Out On Global Whiskey Boom

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Whiskey distillers in the U.S. are concerned EU tariffs will take a big bite out of sales. Many have expanded to meet growing demand and worry what will happen if trade frictions aren't resolved soon.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Defends U.S. Trade Policies

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said tariffs on U.S. allies were necessary to prevent China from "trans-shipping" goods through those countries. He also said China would not change its policies if the U.S. doesn't continue to apply pressure.

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News Brief: Republicans Talk Immigration Overhaul, China Tariffs Latest

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

President Trump met with Republican lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation. Also, we have the latest on the uproar over immigrant family separations and President Trump's tariffs on China.

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Global Markets Fall As U.S.-China Trade Tensions Rise

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Economists have generally downplayed the impact on the U.S. and global economies, but many are reassessing now that trade tensions appear to be entering a new phase.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes This Year

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Fed boosted a key interest rate again — its seventh hike since 2015. The move, which was expected, will trigger higher rates on credit cards, home equity lines and other kinds of borrowing.

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Trade Tensions And Threat Of Tariffs Has Led To Lots Of Uncertainty

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Trump administration's mixed signals on implementing tariffs is causing uncertainty for many businesses whose costs could rise if tariffs are imposed. Delaying decisions about hiring and signing contracts could hurt not only the individual businesses, but the economy as a whole.

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Small Business Owner Fears U.S.-China Trade War Will Destroy Her Company

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mary Buchzeiger's auto parts company may be fighting for its life if it doesn't get relief from Trump's proposed tariffs. "They're attacks on U.S. companies that are using Chinese goods," she says.

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U.S. Unemployment Dips Below 4 Percent For The First Time In More Than 17 Years

Friday, May 04, 2018

The nation's unemployment rate fell below 4 percent for the first time in more than 17 years. That's according to the government's monthly employment report released Friday. Employers added 164,000 workers to payrolls.

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U.S. Economic Growth Slowed To 2.3 Percent

Friday, April 27, 2018

Consumers didn't keep up with the blistering pace of spending, which meant slower economic growth. But recently, growth has tended to pick up momentum later in the year.

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Interest Rate Rise Unsettles Stock Investors; Dow Falls 425 Points

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

For the first time in four years, the rate on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note crossed 3 percent. While it signals a stronger economy, it makes bonds more attractive investments, undermining stocks.

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Protection For The Steel Industry Is As Old As America

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The U.S. steel industry has enjoyed protection from foreign competitors since the 1790s. It says new import tariffs are actually just leveling the playing field and shouldn't be labeled "protection."

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As Threats Of Additional Tariffs Continue, China Says U.S. Demands Are Unreasonable

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

China responded to a U.S. threat of additional tariffs with a long list of its own. The two sides will likely spend the next few months trying to negotiate a solution that will avert a trade war.

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