Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

The tax deadline is nearing

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

There are only a few days left to file your taxes this year. The filing season got off to a slow start, but it's picking up steam as we head for the finish line.


The IRS has a free digital tax filing system. Here's what users are saying

Thursday, April 04, 2024

People who've tried a new IRS system that allows taxpayers to file digital returns directly with the government for free say it's fast and easy to use. But the rollout has been limited.


Why Treasury Secretary Yellen traveled to the political battleground state of Georgia

Thursday, March 28, 2024

She visited a solar cell factory to highlight the domestic manufacturing incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act. Solar energy accounts for more than half the new power added to the grid last year.


This tax season, IRS launches e-filing, goes after wealthy tax evaders

Sunday, March 24, 2024

With less than a month to go before the tax-filing deadline and as it experiments with a new way for people to file electronic returns, the IRS says this year's tax season is proceeding smoothly.


Sales of exhisting homes jumped sharply in February. More 'For Sale' signs are up

Friday, March 22, 2024

Home sales picked up last month. But with high prices and interest rates, buying a home is still out of reach for many. And changes to real estate commissions will soon add another wrinkle.


The Fed is still on track to cut interest rates this year, but not yet

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Fed policymakers voted to keep their benchmark interest rate at a two-decade high, where it's been since last summer. The stock market rallied on signals that the central bank expects to lower rates.


This nationwide settlement could change the way Americans buy homes

Friday, March 15, 2024

The National Association of Realtors has reached a nationwide settlement that could change the way real estate agents are compensated.


Most boomers want to stay in their own homes as they get older

Thursday, March 14, 2024

A majority of baby boomers say they want to stay in their homes as they get older. There are more physical and social supports to help with that goal. It could have effects for the housing market.


The Fed wants to see inflation fall closer to 2% before lowering interest rates

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

The Labor Department will release its February consumer price index findings Tuesday. Inflation has generally been easing, but the headline numbers could get a boost from rising gasoline prices.


U.S. employers added more jobs in February than expected, but unemployment inched up

Friday, March 08, 2024

U.S. employers added 275,000 jobs in February — more than forecasters had expected. Wages are growing faster than inflation, giving a boost to workers' real purchasing power.


Fed Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers that interest rates will likely fall this year

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank will likely start cutting interest rates this year. But he offered no firm timetable, saying the economic outlook is still uncertain.


Mounting toll of natural disasters is partly to blame for rising home, auto insurance

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The cost of home and auto insurance has been going through the roof, and not just in disaster-prone parts of the country. That's leading some people to scale back coverage or even do without.


Checking in on the economy ahead of election season

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Shoppers are still spending, just a little less freely than before as inflation remains higher than ideal and keeps interest rates similarly high.


Two major credit card companies, Capital One and Discover Financial, may join forces

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Two of the nation's biggest credit card companies hope to combine forces. Capital One has offered to buy Discover Financial in a deal valued at $35 billion.


Inflation in January was higher than forecasted

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Inflation was hotter than expected in January, with prices up 3.1% from a year ago. The news suggests it could take longer before the Federal Reserve is ready to start cutting interest rates.


The Labor Department will lay out last month's cost of living stats

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Labor Department will deliver a report card on inflation. The Federal Reserve has said it wants more evidence that price increases are easing before it starts cutting interest rates.


Your guide to a pocket-friendly Super Bowl tailgate

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Chicken wings are cheaper this year but chips and dips may cost you more. Here's a playbook for seeing the economy through the lens of your Super Bowl menu.


The Labor Department will issue its first monthly jobs report of the new year

Friday, February 02, 2024

Forecasters expect to see continued job gains and another month of very low unemployment.


Experts urge caution when it comes to the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Federal Reserve faces a key decision this year: When to start cutting interest rates now that inflation is starting to ease? It's a call that could have a significant impact on the economy.


What a Trump's economic agenda could look like if he's re-elected

Sunday, January 28, 2024

What could Donald Trump's economic agenda could look like if he gets back into the White House?