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White House: Treasury closely monitoring markets

August 25, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
White House spokesman Josh Earnest commented on the interconnected global economy.
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Clinton's economic plans

July 28, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
John Harwood explains what presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has planned for your money.
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Why minority kids are being left behind by the economic recovery

July 21, 2015
Child poverty is worse now than it was before the Great Recession, despite strides toward economic recovery. That's according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that rates were most severe for African-American and Native American children. Gwen Ifill talks to Annie E. Casey Foundation President Patrick McCarthy and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center.
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IMF chief: Europe must do much more to reduce Greek debt

July 16, 2015
Even as Greece moves closer to a new European bailout deal, the International Monetary Fund has been pushing for debt relief for the struggling nation, adding tension to an already fraught situation. Gwen Ifill speaks to managing director Christine Lagarde about the IMF’s stance.
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Why Corporate America Could Use More Competition

July 9, 2015
Greg Ip | The Wall Street Journal
Marriage is in the air in corporate America. Mergers and acquisitions this year are on track to match the record set in 2007. Merger talks have been under way among the nation’s five largest health insurers by revenue.
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The four ways to end the Greek crisis, from Obama’s former top economist

June 30, 2015
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
It wasn't that long ago that Austan Goolsbee worked in the White House, as President Obama's top economist, and a financial crisis in Greece was threatening the global economy.
From the Vault

President Obama visits Capitol Hill

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January 30, 2009
As President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to meet with Democrats about the trade negotiations, we look in our Vault to 2009 when the president headed to the Hill only a week after his inauguration.
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Bernie Sanders: A Revolution With an Eye on the Hungry Children

May 26, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won’t condemn Hillary Rodham Clinton for raking in millions in speech fees and campaign donations. But he warns it could curb her effectiveness in challenging corporate interests on behalf of working Americans.
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Why couldn’t $130 million transform one of Baltimore’s poorest places?

May 4, 2015
Michael Fletcher, Michael Rosenwald | The Washington Post
Along the street where Freddie Gray was arrested, abandoned houses are gashed with gaping holes. The roof on an old red-brick building is collapsed. A storm drain is clogged with concrete.
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