Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.


Trump Prepares To Get Tougher On China Over Trade

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Its competitors often complain that unfair trade practices have helped China become the world's top exporter. Now, the Trump administration seems increasingly likely to confront China on trade.


Trump Picks CNBC Commentator Larry Kudlow As Top Economic Adviser

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kudlow is a longtime free-markets conservative who supports most of the president's policies, but has also criticized some of his trade policies.


Trump Says Tariffs Are Needed To Protect Vital Industries, But Are They?

Monday, March 12, 2018

The steel and aluminum tariffs are based on the idea that these homegrown industries are critical for national security purposes. But global supply chains make it tough for the U.S. to go it alone.


China Churns Out Half The World's Steel, And Other Steelmakers Feel Pinched

Thursday, March 08, 2018

U.S. steel producers have seen their market share erode since China began ramping up production. President Trump sees tariffs on imports as a way to protect domestic producers.


Trump Policies Put A Strain On U.S. Relations With Canada

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would hurt Canada — the leading supplier of the materials to the U.S. Canada's trade practices have been singled out for criticism by Trump.


New Round Of NAFTA Talks Is Underway In Mexico

Friday, March 02, 2018

This gathering of negotiators in Mexico City was supposed to be the final word on the trade agreement. But now it looks like they will come back to Washington for another round this spring.


Trump Trade Action Could Boost Steel And Aluminum Makers, Hurt Other Industries

Friday, February 23, 2018

President Trump is weighing tariffs or quotas on steel and aluminum imports. But a backlash is brewing by aerospace companies and other manufacturers, who say such moves will drive up costs.


Despite Tumultuous Stock Market, Some Economists Say Inflation Threat Is Exaggerated

Friday, February 09, 2018

The economic expansion has come with high corporate profits, but barely any wage growth. Now, markets are in a tizzy over a a recent bump up in wages. But Germany has an even tighter job market without higher inflation, and one measure of job market tightness — the number of people who quit jobs to take new ones — remains low.


Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Says He's Not Worried About Volatile Stock Market

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

After a very long stretch of calm, financial markets have suddenly turned volatile. Prices have plunged and bounced around — all giving investors the jitters.


Sorting Out What The U.S. Markets' Volatile Start May Mean

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

U.S markets showed signs of volatility on the heels of Monday's drop on Wall Street. NPR's Rachel Martin, Jim Zarroli and Scott Horsley talk about the plunge and the White House's reaction.


As U.S. Stock Market Opens, Uncertainty Reigns

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The sharp drop in the stock market has sparked concern about the U.S. economy. NPR's Jim Zarolli tells Rachel Martin the plunge appears to be a natural correction.


Wall Street Roller Coaster: Dow Closes Up 567 Points After 2 Days Of Heavy Losses

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

In a volatile trading session, the Dow Jones industrial average rebounded a day after posting its largest point drop in history. Investors regained their focus on a strong economy and robust profits.


Interest Rates Are Rising. What Does That Mean For Investors?

Monday, February 05, 2018

The job market continues to tighten which is helping to push up wages. That in turn, is driving up consumer spending. All of that economic activity is pushing interest rates higher.


Stock Market Sees Its Worst Weekly Performance In 2 Years

Friday, February 02, 2018

The stock market took a big dive on Friday amid growing worries about inflation. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 666 points, or 2.54 percent. The market saw its worst weekly performance in two years.


Will State Of The Union Speech Answer Where Trump's Trade Policies Stand?

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Business owners and workers will listen to the State of the Union for clues about the policy. Trump has suggested the U.S. might rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and delay a NAFTA decision.


For One Family, Contract Work Means 'Feast Or Famine' As Income Varies

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

An NPR/Marist survey found that 1 in 5 workers is a contractor, not a steady payroll employee. For about half of these workers, income can vary greatly from month to month, making budgeting difficult.


As Trump Enters Year Two In Office, Mueller Looking At Money Laundering

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian influence in U.S. elections. While his probe's details are unknown, one focus may be links between President Trump and Russian money launderers.


Stocks Continue A Winning Streak; Dow Industrials Now Over 25,000

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Stocks have been rising for years, and they are starting 2018 with another shot upward. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at about 25,000 — the fastest run to a new 1,000-point milestone ever.


Tax Changes Could Hurt Affordability At High End Of The Housing Market

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Thanks to the tax overhaul, buying a home will get more expensive in some places in 2018. That's because of new restrictions on how much mortgage interest and property taxes homeowners may deduct.