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Economy

Host John Ydstie talks with WorldCom employee Jeff Regan about how the new economy affects his job and his family. Regan is a 14-year company veteran who suddenly finds himself worrying about being able to pay monthly bills. Despite his new financial struggles, he remains hopeful of his and his company's future. This interview begins an occasional series of conversations with people and their financial concerns.

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John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve at NPR for nearly three decades. Over the years, NPR has also employed Ydstie's reporting skills to cover major stories like the aftermath of Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He was a lead reporter in NPR's coverage of the global financial crisis and the Great Recession, as well as the network's coverage of President Trump's economic policies. Ydstie has also been a guest host on the NPR news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Ydstie stepped back from full-time reporting in late 2018, but plans to continue to contribute to NPR through part-time assignments and work on special projects.