Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

How Pandemic Responses Are Shaping The Economic Recovery Of 3 Continents

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

China, Europe, and the United States have had mixed success in controlling the pandemic, and it's shaping the economic recovery on three continents.

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U.S Economy Looking Good As Spending Jumps In March

Saturday, April 17, 2021

There was lots of good news on the economic front this week. Consumers are spending more money and fewer people are getting laid off.

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The Economy May Be On The Mend As Retail Sales Soar And Unemployment Claims Fall

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Retail sales soared in March, as vaccinations and $1,400 relief payments boosted shoppers' outlook. New state unemployment claims also fell to their lowest level since the pandemic took hold.

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Signs Of Economic Boom Emerge As Retail Sales Surge, Jobless Claims Hit Pandemic Low

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Retail sales jumped nearly 10% in March, as shoppers, flush with $1,400 relief payments, are feeling more confident about venturing out. Weekly unemployment claims dropped to a pandemic low.

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Consumer Prices Jump For March

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Consumer prices saw their sharpest increase in more than eight years last month, as businesses struggled to keep pace with booming demand.

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Consumer Prices Jumped. Should You Worry? That's Sparking A Heated Debate

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Consumer prices jumped last month as businesses struggled to keep pace with booming demand, but the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve say the uptick in inflation is likely to be temporary.

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Rising Tide: Powerful U.S. Growth Set To Lift Global Economy, IMF Says

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The International Monetary Fund predicts the U.S. economy will grow at its fastest pace in decades this year, lifting the outlook for worldwide economic growth.

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Janet Yellen Proposes Bold Idea: The Same Minimum Corporate Tax Around The World

Monday, April 05, 2021

The Treasury secretary is adding her support to a widely discussed proposal as part of the Biden administration's tougher approach to corporate taxes.

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Labor Department Reports U.S. Job Market Improvements In March

Friday, April 02, 2021

U.S. employers added 916,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate dropped to 6%. President Biden welcomed the Labor Department's strong report, but cautioned the pandemic recession is not over yet.

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Roaring Back: Employers Add 916,000 Jobs As Economy Emerges From Winter Slump

Friday, April 02, 2021

Hiring by U.S. employers accelerated sharply amid an improving public health outlook and a new round of $1,400 relief payments.

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Where Will The Money Come From To Pay For Biden Infrastructure Plan?

Thursday, April 01, 2021

President Biden proposed a $2 trillion investment in the nation's neglected infrastructure. Most of the bill would fall on corporations, but it is already facing pushback from the business community.

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'Fiasco Waiting To Happen': Millions At Risk Of Losing Power Over Unpaid Bills

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Unpaid electric bills ballooned during the pandemic to more than $27 billion, and many now face the risk of having their power shut off.

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Millions At Risk As States Begin To Lift Power Shut-Off Bans

Saturday, March 27, 2021

During the pandemic, a growing number of utility customers are having their power shut off for lack of payment. This spring, a dozen states lift their winter ban on electric shut-offs.

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'What Are We Going To Do?': Towns Reel As Banks Close Branches At Record Pace

Friday, March 26, 2021

Banks closed a record number of branches last year as the pandemic pushed more customers to online and mobile banking.

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Fed Chair Said U.S. Economy Is On The Path To Recovery

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the U.S. economy is on a path to recovery thanks to the Fed's rescue plan and the stimulus. Total weekly unemployment claims hit their lowest since the pandemic began.

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Unemployment Claims Fall To Lowest Level Since Pandemic's Start

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Claims are still high by historical standards, but it's a sign of slow healing from the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Fed Chair Jerome Powell reflected on that earlier Thursday with NPR.

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Jerome Powell: Economy Is Better Thanks To 'Dunkirk'-Like Rescue By Fed, Congress

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Federal Reserve chairman tells NPR that the U.S. economy is on a clear path to recovery thanks to the Fed's rescue plan and the stimulus passed by Congress.

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Treasure Secretary And Fed Chair Testified On The Economic Outlook From The Pandemic

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Lawmakers pressed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the economic outlook and about their steps to address the financial fallout from the pandemic.

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Fed Chair Touts 'Much Improved' Economy 1 Year After Stocks Hit Pandemic-Era Low

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will tell Congress the economy is recovering but that more needs to be done to get to pre-pandemic levels

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Light At End Of Tunnel? Fed Sees Faster Economic Growth, With Only Modest Inflation

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Federal Reserve has raised its forecast for economic growth, thanks to an improving public health outlook and trillions of dollars in federal spending.

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