Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

The Wealthy Getting Less Scrutiny On Taxes

Monday, October 19, 2020

Reports that President Trump paid little to no taxes in the last 20 years spotlighted the IRS's lax enforcement. As the agency strains under budget cuts, rich people are less likely to be audited.

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Should The Rising Federal Deficit Be Considered In Pandemic Relief Talks?

Monday, October 19, 2020

Millions of unemployed Americans are still waiting for help from the federal government, but pandemic relief efforts have stalled. Republicans point to a ballooning federal deficit.

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'I'm Still Unemployed': Millions In Dire Situation As Savings Start To Run Out

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Many unemployed Americans have been tapping into their savings to pay bills. But those savings are going fast, and hopes for a new round of pandemic relief before the election are fading.

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Pandemic Thins Out Savings Of Unemployed Americans

Friday, October 16, 2020

Many unemployed Americans have had to tap into their savings to pay bills. Hopes for a new pandemic relief bill before the election are fading, and those savings for many are largely exhausted.

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Two American Professors Win Nobel Prize In Economics

Monday, October 12, 2020

Stanford University professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the 2020 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work in understanding and designing auctions.

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'Auctions Are Everywhere': 2020 Economics Nobel Goes To 2 Americans

Monday, October 12, 2020

Stanford's Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson are honored for their "inventions of new auction formats." Auctions are now used to price Internet ads, wholesale electricity and fishing permits.

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Stanford Professors Win Nobel In Economics For Understanding And Designing Auctions

Monday, October 12, 2020

The $1.1 million prize goes to Stanford professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for advancing knowledge of how buyers and sellers behave.

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Americans Struggle To Make Ends Meet As Chaos Surrounds Talks For More Pandemic Aid

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

President Trump abruptly pulled out of negotiations for more pandemic aid, then seemed to reverse himself. Forecasters say without federal help, recovery will take longer and be more painful.

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Fed's Jerome Powell Calls For More Economic Aid, Warning 'Weakness Feeds On Weakness'

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Powell renews his call for congressional action on the economy, but President Trump tells his representatives to stop negotiating on new relief until after the election.

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U.S. Employers Added 661,000 Jobs In September

Friday, October 02, 2020

Job growth slowed in September as U.S. employers added just 661,000 jobs. Unemployment dipped to 7.9%, largely driven by people leaving the workforce.

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Enough Already: Multiple Demands Causing Women To Abandon Workforce

Friday, October 02, 2020

Women left jobs at four times the rate of men in September. The burden of parenting and running a household while also working a job has created a pressure cooker environment that's pushing women out.

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Jobs Growth Slows Sharply In Last Employment Report Before Election

Friday, October 02, 2020

The Labor Department says U.S. employers added just 661,000 jobs last month, as unemployment fell to 7.9%, showcasing an economic recovery that is losing steam.

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Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test Result Roils Financial Markets

Friday, October 02, 2020

Markets face a double whammy of bad news after the president's health upended an election heading into its final stretch and the September jobs report proved disappointing.

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'Overlooked': Asian American Jobless Rate Surges But Few Take Notice

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Asian Americans have traditionally enjoyed some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. But the pandemic is taking a heavy toll - and Trump's blaming China isn't helping.

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'Hard, Dirty Job': Cities Struggle To Clear Garbage Glut In Stay-At-Home World

Monday, September 21, 2020

As people stay at home, they are putting out more trash, from pizza boxes to cardboard delivery boxes. That's putting a big strain on residential garbage collectors.

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Millions Of Gig Workers Depend On New Unemployment Program, But Fear It'll End Soon

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.

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As Economic Recovery Slows, Fed Sees Many Risks And Pledges Full Support

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening.

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American Incomes Were Rising, Until The Pandemic Hit

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Median household income jumped to $68,700 in 2019, the highest since record-keeping began in 1967. Many of those gains have likely been erased this year, as the pandemic left tens of millions jobless.

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More Groceries, Less Gas: The Pandemic Is Shaking Up The Cost Of Living

Friday, September 11, 2020

Consumer prices rose 0.4% in August and 1.3% over the last 12 months. Some economists say that official measure understates inflation, because the pandemic has changed both what and how we buy.

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COVID-19 Is Changing The Way We Spend Money, Affecting Inflation

Friday, September 11, 2020

The pandemic has changed how people are shopping in ways that are not reflected in official measurements like the Consumer Price Index, due out Friday morning. Lived inflation is probably even higher.

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