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Ben White

Ben White
Chief Economic Correspondent, Politico

Ben White, is Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico and author of the "Morning Money" column covering the nexus of finance and public policy.

Prior to joining Politico in the fall of 2009, White served as a Wall Street reporter for the New York Times, where he shared a Society of Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) award for breaking news coverage of the financial crisis.

From 2005 to 2007, White was Wall Street correspondent and U.S. Banking Editor at the Financial Times. White worked at the Washington Post for nine years before joining the FT. He served as national political researcher and research assistant to columnist David S. Broder and later as Wall Street correspondent.

White, a 1994 graduate of Kenyon College, has two sons and lives in New York City.

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  • Eric Rosengren, president of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank.

    Eric Rosengren still expects the Fed to raise rates this year despite what the head of the Boston Fed called a "weak" September jobs report.

  • Job seekers attend a Job Fair Giant career fair in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Sept. 30, 2015

    Stocks sank and investors ran to Treasurys after a disappointing jobs report pushed off expectations for a Fed rate hike into 2016.

  • Job seekers wait in line to enter the Choice Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas.

    The economy created 142,000 jobs in September, a number that whiffed on expectations and could cool expectations that the Fed will start raising rates.

  • A representative, left, hands a list of employment descriptions to a job seeker during the Choice Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas.

    The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent in September, but that's not the only number to look at.

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