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Economic Worries Aren't Resonating on Hill (Post, April 21, 2005)

Rising Consumer Prices Outpace Gains in Wages (Post, April 21, 2005)

Producer Prices Rise, But Pace Is Reassuring (Post, April 20, 2005)

Housing Starts Fade After Busy February: There Is Still No Consensus That the Market Is Slowing (Post, April 20, 2005)

Finding Consensus On Global Economy: Finance Chiefs Agree on Need for Change (Post, April 18, 2005)

Rep. Tancredo Suggests DeLay Resign (Post, April 16, 2005)

Economists Uncertain Of Energy Costs' Impact (Post, April 15, 2005)

Trade Gap Hits Yet Another Record: Despite a Weaker Dollar, Feb. Imports Exceed Exports by $61 Billion (Post, April 13, 2005)

Trade Deficit Hits All-Time High (Post, April 12, 2005; 12:18 PM)

Greenspan Sees Upside to Energy 'Price Frenzy' (Post, April 6, 2005)

Consumer Confidence Drops for Second Week (Post, April 5, 2005; 5:01 PM)

Fewer Jobs Added Than Expected In March: Unemployment Rate Fell to 5.2% From 5.7% a Year Earlier (Post, April 2, 2005)

Bush Picks Fed Official As Economic Adviser: Bernanke Skilled in Explaining Fed Policy (Post, April 2, 2005)

March Job Growth Disappoints (Post, April 1, 2005; 12:29 PM)

Consumer Comfort Index Hits New 2005 Low (Post, March 29, 2005; 5:01 PM)

High Energy Costs Ratchet Up Inflation: Feb. Rise May Portend Stronger Fed Action, Some Economists Say (Post, March 24, 2005)

Consumer Prices Increase Fuels Inflation Fears (Post, March 23, 2005; 1:10 PM)

Partisans Differ Over Economic Outlook: Gap Between the Two Parties Highest Since 1990 (Post, March 22, 2005; 5:01 PM)

Trade Gap Expands: Despite Dollar's Fall, Deficit At Record Level (Post, March 12, 2005)

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