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John Maggs
Senior Economics Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
Which Way Is the Fed Headed?
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Which Way Is the Fed Headed?

It has been tougher than usual to divine the Federal Reserve's intentions on interest rates.
November 13, 2013
How to Create Millions of New Jobs
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How to Create Millions of New Jobs

A shift in global economic trends favors America, if it can repair its reputation as a place to do business.
August 27, 2012
Investors Will Make Big Banks Safer
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Investors Will Make Big Banks Safer

The cloud hanging over bank stocks this year has a silver lining.
July 11, 2012
Why America Won't Let the EU Fail
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Why America Won't Let the EU Fail

They say "no" now, but Obama, Bernanke (and even Romney) would do what they could to fund a euro bailout.
June 20, 2012
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What Should CEOs Earn?
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What Should CEOs Earn?

CEO pay will keep rising sharply, partly because Americans aren't close to agreeing on what bosses should be paid.
June 12, 2012
Three Lessons Bernanke's Students Could Have Learned in School
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Three Lessons Bernanke's Students Could Have Learned in School

The Fed chairman can't be frank about some hard truths, even in the classroom.
May 10, 2012
Inequality: Mostly Among the 1%
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Inequality: Mostly Among the 1%

The super-rich are outstripping the merely wealthy -- but the rest of us are a lot more equal than you might think.
April 11, 2012
Economy Warming with the Weather
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Economy Warming with the Weather

Though the risk of a spike in energy prices looms, there's mounting evidence that this time, economic recovery is for real.
March 14, 2012
Mexico's Four Big Threats to the U.S.
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Mexico's Four Big Threats to the U.S.

On the unhappy 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the country isn't advancing as rapidly as free-trade supporters predicted.
March 6, 2012
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Manufacturing Is Not the Answer
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Manufacturing Is Not the Answer

It's a mistake to think that manufacturing can do much to revive the economy. For good reasons, it is declining in importance.
February 9, 2012
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Gingrich's Economic Plan Political, Not Practical
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Gingrich's Economic Plan Political, Not Practical

His plan for a corporate moon base isn't the only far-out policy touted by Newt Gingrich.
January 31, 2012
Predicting Elections With the Economy: More Art Than Science
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Predicting Elections With the Economy: More Art Than Science

When it comes to presidential elections, is it really the economy that matters?
January 19, 2012
8 Cities with Surprising Job Growth
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8 Cities with Surprising Job Growth

Though we expect job creation nationwide to continue its sluggish pace, some areas will fare much better than others.
January 1, 2012
The Economy: Four Lessons From 2011 for 2012
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The Economy: Four Lessons From 2011 for 2012

In many ways, this was a year to forget -- but we'd making a mistake not to learn from the past.
December 22, 2011
Italy on the Economic Brink
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Italy on the Economic Brink

The European nation’s long-overlooked problems will be much tougher to solve than Greece’s.
November 10, 2011
The Fatal Flaw of Obama's Mortgage Plan
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The Fatal Flaw of Obama's Mortgage Plan

Until Americans see owning a home as a good investment again, housing will continue to be a drag on the economy.
November 4, 2011
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Laura Tyson Pushes a Corporate Tax Break
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Laura Tyson Pushes a Corporate Tax Break

How one former official with a vested interest is pressing fellow Democrats to help corporations.
October 25, 2011
Buying a New Car Is a Bet on a Better Tomorrow
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Buying a New Car Is a Bet on a Better Tomorrow

A car-shopping excursion is a reminder of why Americans are the world’s most resilient consumers.
October 19, 2011
Inflation Threat: Not Now, But Soon
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Inflation Threat: Not Now, But Soon

Debt is the fuel for bad inflation, and our dysfunctional government is the match.
October 7, 2011
Flagging Recovery Hints at Japan-like Malaise
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Flagging Recovery Hints at Japan-like Malaise

Averting a recession may not lead to the kind of healthy recovery that has been the norm. This time, it could mean a long, painful period as an invali…
September 19, 2011
Extending the Payroll Tax Cut Is a Cop-out
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Extending the Payroll Tax Cut Is a Cop-out

Shell-shocked consumers aren’t putting the money into the economy, and neither would firms.
September 2, 2011
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U.S. Voters, Politicians to Blame for Ignoring National Debt Woes
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U.S. Voters, Politicians to Blame for Ignoring National Debt Woes

Like my waistline, America’s long-term debt situation has changed. With the S&P's downgrade of the U.S.' credit rating, we’re belatedly accepting the …
August 7, 2011
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Markets' Scary Week Fueled by Fear, Not Fundamentals
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Markets' Scary Week Fueled by Fear, Not Fundamentals

When emotion rules the markets, watch out.
August 5, 2011
Washington Fiddles as Economy Teeters
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Washington Fiddles as Economy Teeters

The economy is sending warnings of a slowdown, but Congress, Obama aren’t listening.
July 29, 2011