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Senior Policy Analyst, Macroeconomics
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Senior Research Fellow David Kreutzer discusses the EPA's harsh new rules to curb carbon emissions from coal and natural gas plants on Fox Business' 'The
Research Fellow David Kreutzer discusses the rise of natural gas prices, oil, and fracking on Fox Business' 'The Willis Report'.
Senior Fellow David Kreutzer discusses the Justice Department's anti-trust probe and it's effect on the oil industry on Fox Business Network's 'MONEY with Melissa Francis'.
Senior Policy Expert James Sherk discusses the role unions have played in Detroit's bankruptcy on Fox Business Network's 'The Willis Report'.
Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk discusses the latest labor numbers under the Obama Administration on Fox Business Network's 'Varney & Co.'
Senior Research Fellow David Kreutzer discusses the oil train that derailed in Canada on Fox Business Network.
Research Fellow David Kreutzer discusses the North American oil supply forecast on Fox Business Network's 'MONEY With Melissa Francis'.
Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk discusses minimum wage on PBS' 'Nightly Business Report'.
Director Bill Beach discusses the fiscal cliff on Fox News' Markets Now.
Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk discusses Hostess' bankruptcy and union bullying in Fox Business' Willis Report.
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