Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

White House Adviser Peter Navarro Calls Fictional Alter Ego An 'Inside Joke'

Friday, October 18, 2019

Peter Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Navarro's publisher is not amused.

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Democratic Candidates Tackle Issue Of Income Inequality In 4th Debate

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would both like to impose higher taxes on the wealthy. That idea came under attack during Tuesday's debate.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Economics For Work In Reducing Poverty

Monday, October 14, 2019

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer will share the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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Nobel Prize For Economics Awarded To 3 For Work Fighting Global Poverty

Monday, October 14, 2019

Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were heralded for breaking the issues of global poverty into smaller questions that can be more easily addressed.

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Trump Announces Phase One Of Trade Deal With China

Friday, October 11, 2019

As part of the deal, the next round of 30% tariffs will not be imposed. More agriculture trade between the two countries is expected.

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Analysts Doubt This Week's Trade Talks With China Will Be Successful

Thursday, October 10, 2019

High-level trade negotiators from the U.S. and China meet Thursday in Washington, D.C. There is hope that they will call a cease-fire in the ongoing trade war between the two countries.

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Restaurants Would Get More Flexibility With Workers' Tips Under Proposed Rule

Monday, October 07, 2019

The rule would allow employers to require waitstaff and others to share their tips with kitchen staff. But labor advocates say it could allow bosses to take advantage of their workers.

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New Jobs Holds Steady As Growth Slows

Friday, October 04, 2019

U.S. employers added 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. That's a sign the labor market is holding up, even as economic growth slows.

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Hiring Steady As Employers Add 136,000 Jobs; Unemployment Dips To 3.5%

Friday, October 04, 2019

U.S. employers added 136,000 jobs in September — a sign of continued resilience in the labor market amid growing signals that the economy is losing steam. The jobless rate was the lowest since 1969.

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Why The Prices Of Irish Butter, Scotch Whisky, Other European Goods Are Going Up

Thursday, October 03, 2019

The price of Irish butter, Scotch whisky and other European goods will be going up soon. The U.S. is imposing tariffs after the World Trade Organization ruled that Europe illegally subsidized Airbus.

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U.S. Farmers Get A Much-Needed Break Under Partial Trade Pact With Japan

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

President Trump signed a partial trade agreement with Japan that promises lower tariffs on U.S. farm exports. The deal does not address Trump's threat to impose a tariff on Japanese cars.

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A Mysterious Pencil Factory Sharpens Focus On Tariff Scams

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

With more imports from China facing tariffs, some companies are trying to avoid the taxes by falsely labeling Chinese products as made elsewhere. One case traces to a dusty factory in the Philippines.

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Saudi Attack Draws New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Trump administration ordered new sanctions on Iran, in response to the attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut off nearly 6% of the world's oil supply. The sanctions' effect may be limited.

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UAW's Strike Against GM Brings To Mind Last Century's Labor Battles

Friday, September 20, 2019

There was a time when a strike at General Motors shocked the economy. In an era of global competition and changing tastes, neither GM nor the United Auto Workers are as powerful as they once were.

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Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates A Quarter-Point

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday, in an effort to goose the slowing U.S. economy.

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Fed Cuts Interest Rates To Prop Up The Slowing Economy

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The quarter-percentage-point cut will lower borrowing costs for households and businesses. The move is an effort to prolong the decade-old economic expansion in the face of rising headwinds.

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World Oil Prices Spike After Saudi Facilities Attacked

Monday, September 16, 2019

Oil prices jumped on Monday in response to a weekend strikes in Saudi Arabia that crippled more than half the country's oil production. It was the single-largest daily surge in crude prices in years.

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Does Tariff Delay Signal A Chance For Trade War Deal With China?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

President Trump announced Wednesday that he would postpone the increase of certain tariffs on Chinese goods from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15. This follows a trade concession by China earlier in the day.

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Next Round Of U.S. China Trade Talks Are Unlikely To End The Trade War

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

China has granted tariff waivers to a small number of U.S. exports, as the two countries prepare for another round of trade talks. Most analysts are not predicting a quick end to the trade war, even though it's taking a toll on both sides of the Pacific.

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Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ross is under the microscope again — this time for reportedly pressuring government scientists to back President Trump over a misleading tweet about Hurricane Dorian.

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