John Ydstie

John Ydstie appears in the following:

Trump And Chinese President Xi Look For Progress In Trade Dispute At G20 Summit

Friday, November 30, 2018

President Trump and China's President Xi may have an announcement on trade on Saturday, but it will likely be a decision to push back deadlines rather than a breakthrough agreement.


Here's What's Going On With Global Oil Markets

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Oil prices are tanking and there are many factors behind the drop. The price for one barrel of crude has fallen more than 25 percent since early October.


Complex U.S.-Saudi Relations Hinders Response To Khashoggi's Death

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The U.S. has been pressured to respond forcefully to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Members Of Congress urge sanctions against Saudi Arabia.


U.S. Economy Added 250,000 Jobs In October; Unemployment Remains At 3.7 Percent

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Employers added more jobs than analysts expected, as the jobless rate remained at a nearly 50-year low. Friday's report gives voters a final glimpse of the economy before the midterm elections.


Is It Time For The Fed To Say Goodbye To The Phillips Curve Theory?

Monday, October 29, 2018

The U.S. economy is in a sweet spot, with unemployment at a near 50-year low and an inflation rate that's low and stable. But that combination — low unemployment and low inflation — has economists at the Fed wondering if a theory they've had about how the economy works is still relevant.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.