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Why home buying was a bust for many African Americans even during the boom

October 16, 2015
Michael Fletcher | The Washington Post
By now, it is no secret that the housing bust hit black home buyers harder than whites. But a surprising new study shows that many new black homeowners also lost substantial wealth during the boom that preceded the bust.
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Poor Dialogue

September 21, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Paul Ryan wants Republicans to have a serious conversation about ending poverty.
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Global market chaos throws Federal Reserve's rate hike plan into doubt

August 26, 2015
Jim Tankersley, Ylan Mui | The Washington Post
The Federal Reserve had expected to begin withdrawing its support for the nation’s economic recovery this year, but mounting evidence of a global slowdown could extend the era of easy money.
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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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