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Recent articles by Jim:

John Kerry strongly denies he’s considering a late 2020 run following NBC report

NBC News reported Sunday that one of its analysts overheard John Kerry discussing what he’d have to do to enter the 2020 presidential race to avoid “the possibility of Bernie Sanders taking down the Democratic Party.” → Read More

You wanted to know these things about the Mueller report. Our D.C. bureau chief answered your questions

Jim Puzzanghera tackled questions that you asked. → Read More

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan is retiring as bank struggles to get past scandals

Tim Sloan took over as Wells Fargo's chief executive in 2016 after former CEO John Stumpf resigned amid the controversy over the creation of millions of accounts without customer authorization. → Read More

Trump’s next Federal Reserve nominee: campaign advisor and Fed critic Stephen Moore

Conservative economist Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation has been critical of the Federal Reserve's policies and worked on Trump’s presidential campaign. He also has been an analyst on Fox News and more recently CNN. → Read More

Fed downgrades U.S. growth forecast and signals no more rate hikes until 2020

Federal Reserve officials also announced that they would slow the unwinding of a Great Recession-era stimulus program starting in May. → Read More

Relatives of 737 Max crash victims will have strong case for damages, expert says

The fatal crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets and the fleet’s worldwide grounding have triggered a complicated scramble regarding legal liability. → Read More

Rep. Maxine Waters calls for firing of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan after news of his pay raise

Sloan's 4.9% increase in total compensation in 2018, including a $2 million bonus, came after the San Francisco bank was hit by an unprecedented regulatory cap on its growth because of a series of consumer abuse controversies. → Read More

Wells Fargo CEO heads to Congress amid claims that reforms are slipping

A new report says the bank is reinstating sales incentives, which drove the fake-accounts scandal, just as CEO Tim Sloan is set to testify before Congress. → Read More

Wells Fargo reaches $240-million settlement in accounts-scandal lawsuits

The payments will be made by insurers for current and former Wells Fargo officials to settle shareholder lawsuits stemming from the creation by bank employees of millions of unauthorized customer accounts. → Read More

U.S. economy’s growth falls short of Trump’s 3% goal for 2018

President Trump frequently noted President Obama never achieved that economic goal. But the China trade war and government shutdown left 2018 growth just short. → Read More

Limit on state and local tax deduction will hit 11 million taxpayers, Treasury finds

The estimate is the government's first on the loss of the popular SALT deduction in the Republican tax bill. The report also showed that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other officials prioritized halting efforts by states such as California to help residents circumvent it. → Read More

Maxine Waters proposes consumer-friendly overhaul of credit reporting industry

The heads of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion heard bipartisan criticism as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) launched her first major legislative initiative as Democratic chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. → Read More

Refunds are down this year in another blow to the GOP tax bill

Most Americans will pay less in taxes for the last year after the legislation's across-the-board cuts. But little-noticed withholding adjustments and other changes have so far led to lower average refunds that have angered taxpayers. → Read More

Worried about a slowing economy, Fed officials want to maintain a key stimulus program

At their January meeting, Federal Reserve officials indicated they planned to stop reducing the central bank's holdings of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities later this year, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. → Read More

The state and local tax deduction cap probably isn’t going away — despite Trump’s comments

The president again indicated this week he might be open to revisiting the controversial SALT deduction limit that hits California and some other Democratic states hard, but political realities mean there is little chance it will be changed or scrapped before the 2020 election. → Read More

Maxine Waters has a powerful new position. House freshmen like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could make it challenging

The veteran Los Angeles lawmaker has risen to chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, where she'll now have to contend with young upstart liberals such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Katie Porter. → Read More

Fact check: What Trump got right and wrong in his State of the Union address

What President Trump got right and got wrong in his State of the Union address. → Read More

Fact check: What Trump got right and wrong in his State of the Union address

Here's what President Trump got right and got wrong on the economy, energy and unemployment in his State of the Union address. → Read More

Yes, we Patriots fans are insufferable. But remember the decades of humiliation that got us here

Patriots fans endured years of humiliating losses. Who can begrudge us our recent good fortune? → Read More

Fed formally begins its interest rate pause while expressing new economic worries

Fed officials said Wednesday after a two-day policy meeting that they would be patient in deciding when to hike their key interest rate again amid slower growth. President Trump has criticized the rate increases as a throttle on the economy. → Read More