E.S. "Jim" Browning

Wall Street Journal

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Stock market reporter and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and head of the bargaining committee for the paper's union

E.S. "Jim" Browning on KCRW

As we speak, the stock markets haven't closed today, but this morning, the Down Jones Industrial Average jumped 140 points to 14,198 — surpassing the record it set almost five and a…

What's Driving the Dow's Record High?

As we speak, the stock markets haven't closed today, but this morning, the Down Jones Industrial Average jumped 140 points to 14,198 — surpassing the record it set almost five and a…

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The Great Recession wreaked havoc with the economy, and the slow recovery is producing headlines about a possible "double-dip." Americans have a right to be worried, and they are.

The Personal Pinch of a Troubled Economy

The Great Recession wreaked havoc with the economy, and the slow recovery is producing headlines about a possible "double-dip." Americans have a right to be worried, and they are.

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The  debt-ceiling debate ,  S&P downgrade , trouble in Europe, wild stock-market gyrations and warnings about a double-dip recession or worse… The grinding reality of long-term…

Economics and High Anxiety

The debt-ceiling debate , S&P downgrade , trouble in Europe, wild stock-market gyrations and warnings about a double-dip recession or worse… The grinding reality of long-term…

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