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.
The strong February report is giving the president and Democrats new hope heading into tough midterm elections.
Rick Perry said that Republican leaders are leading economic recovery, while Democrat-led states are hurting it.
"Diplomacy is really far less important than the stock movements within Russia," former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC.
Putin rebuffed a warning from Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying Russia could not ignore calls for help from ethnic Russians in Ukraine.
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