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Jim Puzzanghera

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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

  • Stock market plunges, but 'Brexit' unlikely to spark a U.S. recession

    Stock market plunges, but 'Brexit' unlikely to spark a U.S. recession

    The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 610 points, or about 3.4%, on Friday as global stock, currency and other markets convulsed in response to Britain’s surprising vote to leave the European Union. The so-called Brexit shouldn’t lead to a recession in the U.S., experts said. Still, the turmoil...

  • Stock market plunges but 'Brexit' unlikely to spark a U.S. recession

    Stock market plunges but 'Brexit' unlikely to spark a U.S. recession

    Brexit updates: What’s happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 28, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace and...

  • Never mind that interest-rate increase

    Never mind that interest-rate increase

    Brexit updates: What’s happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 28, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace and...

  • U.S. markets drop sharply after 'Brexit' vote

    U.S. markets drop sharply after 'Brexit' vote

    Brexit updates: What’s happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 28, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace and...

  • Potential for 'Brexit' adds to need for rate hike caution, Fed's Janet Yellen says

    Potential for 'Brexit' adds to need for rate hike caution, Fed's Janet Yellen says

    Recent uneven growth by the U.S. economy together with global worries — particularly Thursday’s British vote on leaving the European Union — warrant a cautious approach to raising a key short-term interest rate, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen told lawmakers Tuesday. She pushed back...

  • Pay TV providers offer plan to let viewers ditch set-top boxes for streaming apps

    Pay TV providers offer plan to let viewers ditch set-top boxes for streaming apps

    Major pay TV providers are offering to let viewers ditch their rented set-top boxes for streaming apps in an effort to avoid proposed regulations that would open up the market for the devices. The “Ditch the Box” plan includes a binding commitment by the cable and satellite companies to make the...

  • Consumer price growth slows as annual core inflation inches up

    Consumer price growth slows as annual core inflation inches up

    The pace of growth in consumer prices slowed last month as food costs fell, but annual core inflation inched up in a positive sign for a potential Federal Reserve interest rate hike. The consumer price index, a broad measure of the cost of a variety of household purchases, increased 0.2% in May,...

  • Slow job growth, Brexit vote make Federal Reserve cautious about hiking interest rate

    Slow job growth, Brexit vote make Federal Reserve cautious about hiking interest rate

    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday held a key interest rate steady to take more time to determine if a surprising slowdown in job growth last month was an anomaly or a warning sign of trouble ahead for the U.S. economy. Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen also said officials were worried about...

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