Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged For Now, Cites Economic 'Uncertainties'

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Federal Reserve left rates alone, despite pressure from President Trump to pump more money into the economy. But the central bank signaled a willingness to cut rates in the future if needed.

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From A Napkin To A White House Medal — The Path Of A Controversial Economic Idea

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Art Laffer received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday. For decades, Laffer has promoted the idea that tax cuts pay for themselves, against all evidence to the contrary.

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U.S. Trade Office To Hold Hearings On Planned Tariffs On China

Monday, June 17, 2019

Starting Monday, the U.S. trade office holds 7 days of hearings on President Trump's plan to add new tariffs to imports from China. U.S. businesses will be able to speak out for or against the plan.

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Trump Turns Trade Talks Into Spectator Sport

Thursday, June 13, 2019

President Trump plans to hold trade talks with his Chinese counterpart. The administration's rhetoric is not the kind of dry, technocratic language one usually associates with trade negotiations.

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Iowa Residents Have Flooding And Trade On The Mind During Trump's Visit

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

President Trump is visiting Iowa on Tuesday. The swing state has been hard hit by natural disasters and man-made crises. Farmers have also taken a hit from the administration's trade policies.

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Tariff Battle With Mexico Ends, But What About Trade War With China?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Questions remain about the deal between the Trump administration and the Mexican government that ended the threat of tariffs. But what could it signal about strategy for a U.S.-China trade agreement?

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Why The Stock Market Went Up After The Labor Department Released Weak Jobs Report

Friday, June 07, 2019

The stock market shot up Friday after the government released a weaker than expected employment report. How is that possible? For an answer we turn our attention to the Federal Reserve.

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Hiring Slows Amid Trade Tensions, With Only 75,000 Jobs Added In May

Friday, June 07, 2019

The number of jobs added was well below the three-month average. Manufacturing, a key sector that is affected by trade tensions, showed weak growth. But the unemployment rate held steady, at 3.6%.

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A View From Both Sides Of The Border On Planned U.S. Tariffs On Mexico

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

U.S. and Mexican negotiators are meeting, less than a week before tariffs are set to take effect on all imports from Mexico. President Trump wants Mexico to crack down on Central American migrants.

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Johnson & Johnson, Under Fire, Has Track Record Of Weathering Trouble

Monday, June 03, 2019

The health care giant faces multiple lawsuits, including one over opioids. A reputation for corporate responsibility, dating back to the Tylenol scandal, offers some protection but no guarantee.

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Abortion Limits Carry Economic Cost For Women

Thursday, May 23, 2019

More states have adopted new restrictions on abortion in hopes the Supreme Court will revisit Roe v. Wade. That could have profound effects on the economic prospects for women seeking abortions.

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Many Are Replacing Disability Checks With Paychecks

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The nation's disability rolls swelled during the Great Recession. But more disabled people are now finding work, and employers are more willing to make allowances, thanks to the tight job market.

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2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to demand a larger slice of the nation's economic pie.

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America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren't We Celebrating?

Monday, May 20, 2019

U.S. unemployment is at a nearly 50-year low. The jobless rate for Hispanics has never been lower. The past two years have been the best job market ever for African Americans. Shouldn't we be excited?

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WATCH: The Escalating Trade War With China

Friday, May 17, 2019

The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China may be painful for American consumers and companies but Trump's supporters say the battle is long overdue.

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Trump Softens Escalating Iran War Rhetoric

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Trump administration is sounding warnings about Iran and building up force in the Persian Gulf, but the president's aversion to foreign intervention also weigh on his foreign policy.

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Tariff Waivers Let U.S. Government Pick Winners And Losers

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

President Trump suggests U.S. companies hurt by China tariffs can apply for a waiver. The Department of Commerce is already dealing with thousands of exclusion requests for earlier steel tariffs.

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Trade Talks End With No Agreement

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Trade talks between the U.S. and China ended Friday with no agreement. But both sides said the negotiations were constructive. The U.S. imposed higher tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.

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U.S.-China Trade Talks End For Now, As Higher Tariffs Take Effect

Friday, May 10, 2019

Trade negotiators from the U.S. and China wrapped up two days of "candid and constructive" talks Friday but failed to reach agreement. The Trump administration imposed higher tariffs on Chinese goods.

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White House Follows Through With Tariff Hikes On Chinese Imports

Friday, May 10, 2019

After months of disputes and negotiations, the Trump administration has significantly raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. U.S.-Chinese negotiators meet again to try to reach a deal.

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