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Jim Puzzanghera

Writer

Jim Puzzanghera writes about business and economic issues from the Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau. He joined The Times in 2006 and won the paper’s Editor’s Award in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. He has worked in the nation’s capital since 1998 and is a two-time National Press Club award winner for Washington coverage. A Northwestern University graduate, he previously worked for the San Jose Mercury News, Newsday and the St. Petersburg Times.

Recent Articles

  • #FedSoWhite? Lawmakers complain about Federal Reserve's lack of diversity

    #FedSoWhite? Lawmakers complain about Federal Reserve's lack of diversity

    More than 120 members of Congress say the Federal Reserve has a striking diversity problem similar to the one that hit Hollywood's Academy Awards the past two years, and it's harming the economic prospects of millions of Americans. You could call it #FedSoWhite. The lawmakers -- including Sens....

  • Google tells payday lenders to take their advertising business elsewhere

    Google tells payday lenders to take their advertising business elsewhere

    Google has a message for payday lenders -- your ads are no good here. The Internet search giant announced Wednesday that it was banning advertisements for payday loans in order to protect its users "from deceptive or harmful financial products," delivering another blow to an industry under increasing...

  • Online lenders need more oversight, Treasury report finds

    Online lenders need more oversight, Treasury report finds

    Online lenders require more federal oversight, according to a Treasury Department report released Tuesday as the rapidly growing industry faced increasing concerns about the quality of its loans. While offering opportunities for consumers and particularly small businesses to gain greater access...

  • More investors seeking financial advice are turning to lower-cost options

    More investors seeking financial advice are turning to lower-cost options

    When John Rocca began earning enough money to start socking some away for retirement about 10 years ago, he took a time-honored approach to investing: hiring a broker from a large investment bank. But, like more and more Americans recently, he soon decided that approach to retirement investing...

  • FCC approves Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable

    FCC approves Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable

    Charter Communications on Friday received federal regulatory approval for its acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, moving one step away from becoming the largest Internet and pay-TV provider in Southern California. The Federal Communications Commission said it had approved...

  • Five things we learned from the disappointing jobs report

    Five things we learned from the disappointing jobs report

    Disappointing job gains in April were an unwelcome sign after anemic first-quarter economic growth, but analysts said it's not time to panic yet. The 160,000 net new jobs added last month were the fewest since September, the Labor Department said Friday. And though the unemployment rate held steady...

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