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Neil Irwin

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Senior economic correspondent at the New York Times, where he writes for The Upshotformer columnist for the Washington Post and economics editor of Wonkblog, its site for policy news and analysis; author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

Neil Irwin on KCRW

Yesterday's presidential primaries have altered the landscape for both political parties.

Trump and Clinton Widen their Lead

Yesterday's presidential primaries have altered the landscape for both political parties.

from To the Point

The latest numbers on America's job market are further proof that 2015 was a blockbuster year for the creation of new employment. The estimate is 292,000 new jobs in December.

Can US Job Growth Be Sustained in 2016?

The latest numbers on America's job market are further proof that 2015 was a blockbuster year for the creation of new employment. The estimate is 292,000 new jobs in December.

from To the Point

Since the Federal Reserve dropped the benchmark interest rates almost to zero, the financial world has been waiting for them to go up again.

The Fed Makes a Decision on Interest Rates

Since the Federal Reserve dropped the benchmark interest rates almost to zero, the financial world has been waiting for them to go up again.

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