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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As a result, expected improvements in sales data and economic growth in general have fallen short of the expectations.
The consensus among economists on Wall Street and at the Federal Reserve is that consumer spending will begin to increase in the coming months.
US CEO are modestly more upbeat about the economy and almost half plan to increase capital spending over the next six months.
U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.
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