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Jim Tankersley

Economic Policy CorrespondentWashington, D.C.


The party of markets has become the party of ‘winning’

  • Jul 21, 2016

The Fight for 15 gathering will fuse racial, economic protestsThou

  • Jul 21, 2016

He plans to release a rewrite of his tax-cutting proposal soon

  • Jul 20, 2016

The Trump supporter seems to have let emotions crowd his investor’s brain

  • Jul 19, 2016

This is going to be awkward.

  • Jul 14, 2016

Traders are looking past the chaos and toward the response

  • Jul 13, 2016

Donald Trump could pick someone for vice president who has supported policies that Trump says have been a disaster for the country.

  • Jul 11, 2016

Not all decisions are about money.

  • Jul 4, 2016

New data suggest the bottom 99 percent of U.S. families saw incomes rise by nearly 4 percent in 2015.

  • Jul 1, 2016

The fall of the pound threatens U.S. exports and complicates Japan’s struggle for growth.

  • Jun 28, 2016
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Jim Tankersley covers economic policy for The Post. Before joining The Post, he wrote for National Journal, covering the breakdown in American job creation, the decline in economic mobility and the failure of policy makers to adapt to an increasingly complex set of global economic challenges. He has also worked at the Tribune Washington Bureau, the Toledo Blade, the Rocky Mountain News and The Oregonian.

Jim and a colleague at The Blade won the 2007 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for their “Business as Usual” series of stories revealing the true roots of Ohio’s economic decline. He was also part of the “Coingate” team at the Toledo Blade that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
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