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A look at just how much work is left to get the U.S. economy back to pre-crisis shape.

What's the difference between "dynamic pricing" and "price gouging"? Semantics, mainly.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 20, 2013
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Anybody can make projections. To be a good forecaster, check how you did.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 17, 2013
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To taper or not to taper? This is what you need to know about the big debate at the Federal Reserve

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 16, 2013
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Welcome to the age of diminished expectations. The government won't sap growth as much as had been thought under new budget deal.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 11, 2013
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Americans' household balance sheets are looking a lot better than they used to.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 9, 2013
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Jack Lew argues that the Too Big to Fail problem is largely solved. Does he have a case?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 6, 2013
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This was an excellent jobs report. Now all eyes are on Ben Bernanke.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 6, 2013
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What Bloomberg News's China problem teaches about the strange economics of media.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 5, 2013
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Look to Friday morning's job report for a better sense of where the economy is going, not the latest GDP revisions.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 5, 2013
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When growth comes out of the ground, rather than from human labor, it shouldn't be surprising that the direct employment effects are small.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 4, 2013
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China's renminbi is now the No. 2 currency for global trade finance. Here's why that matters for the global economy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 3, 2013
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Do regulators have the tools they need to stop a destructive new housing bust across much of the globe? We'll see!

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 2, 2013
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What Japan's highest inflation reading in 15 years has to do with the country's economic recovery.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 29, 2013
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Over the summer, markets were convinced that ending bond buying meant tight money was on the way. Not anymore.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 27, 2013
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Here's what the "nuclear option" means for the Fed, the CFPB, and other financial regulators. A lot, as it turns out.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 22, 2013
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Bernanke's message is this: QE may end soon, but that doesn't mean the Fed has lost its resolve.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 20, 2013
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The digital currency has been soaring lately. That shows why it's not yet ready for prime time.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 19, 2013
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Why the mansions and Maseratis in London are a form of "Dutch Disease" that damage the rest of the UK economy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 18, 2013
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The European Commission has some advice for Germany: It needs to spend more.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 15, 2013
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