Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

'Devastated': As Layoffs Keep Coming, Hopes Fade That Jobs Will Return Quickly

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Applications for jobless benefits are up again. "What we're seeing now is that lots more people who are unemployed are going to be unemployed for a longer period of time," economist Nick Bunker says.

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CFPB Strips Some Consumer Protections For Payday Loans

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Federal regulators issue a new rule that removes a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have to check that borrowers can repay a loan.

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Surge In Coronavirus Cases Could Short-Circuit Economic Recovery

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Restaurants, retail shops, and other service industries are starting to bounce back from the deep recession. But those gains could be jeopardized by a rise in new coronavirus infections.

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June Job Increase Threatened By Recent COVID-19 Surge

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Millions of Americans went back to work last month as the economy re-opened. But the job gains could be jeopardized by a new surge in coronavirus infections.

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The Latest Economic And Health Effects Of Pandemic

Saturday, July 04, 2020

COVID-19 cases are surging in several states. In some places, officials are urging people to stay home and enjoy July 4th celebrations, like fireworks, from their houses.

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Job Growth Slows Down As Some States Wrestle With New Coronavirus Outbreaks

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The U.S. economy is slowly climbing out of a deep recession. The country added a record 4.8 million jobs last month. But now, job growth may be slowing, as the number of new coronavirus cases soars.

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Hiring Surged In June With 4.8 Million Jobs Added Before New Spike In Infections

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. But there are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

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Monthly Unemployment Numbers: Job Market Recovering Slowly During Pandemic

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Labor Department issues its monthly report on employment and unemployment Thursday. The job market is slowly recovering from a tidal wave of layoffs triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wallets Are Already On Lockdown: People Pare Spending As Sunbelt Cases Surge

Friday, June 26, 2020

People aren't waiting for governors or mayors to make the decision for them. Real-time data show they cut back on spending when they're worried about being infected with the coronavirus.

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Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic, Consumers Aren't Buying Despite States Reopening

Friday, June 26, 2020

In areas that have seen a spike in coronanvirus cases, consumers are getting more cautious about spending money – a reminder that the best way to help the economy is to get control of the pandemic.

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President Trump Declares The 'Phase One' Of Trade Deal With China Is 'Fully Intact'

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

President Trump declared that the trade deal with China is still on, despite growing friction between the two countries. China has increased purchases of U.S. goods but is still short of its promises.

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The Latest Pandemic Shortage: Coins Are The New Toilet Paper

Sunday, June 21, 2020

In another sign of how the coronavirus crisis is disrupting commerce, banks are running short of nickels, dimes and quarters. The Federal Reserve, which supplies banks, is having to ration change.

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Coins May Be The Next Item In Short Supply Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Nickels, dimes, quarters, and pennies aren't circulating the way they normally do since the pandemic. It's forced the Federal Reserve to temporarily ration coins that businesses need to make change.

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How The Pandemic Has Changed The Way Americans Spend Money

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The pandemic has changed the way Americans spend money, and wealthy families started spending less. Their cautious spending on in-person services may put the brakes on economic recovery.

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The Rich Have Stopped Spending And That Has Tanked The Economy

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

While retail sales bounced back in May after a deep drop in March and April, the wealthiest Americans are not spending as freely as they did before the pandemic. And that could limit the recovery.

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A Teacher Ponders Risk Of Returning To Work While Being Paid Less Than Unemployment

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Lainy Morse, a preschool teacher, dreads going back to a classroom filled with kids who don't understand hand-washing or social distancing. And she'd make less than she does on unemployment.

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The Great Pandemic Bake-Off May Be Over

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The price of baking flour has fallen along with the price of eggs, suggesting an easing in the baking craze that gripped hungry and housebound consumers in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supermarket Prices Still Climbing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Even as restaurants start to re-open, analysts say we're likely to keep eating more of our meals at home for some time to come, which is affecting grocery prices.

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Federal Reserve Vows To Help Economy Weather The Pandemic Recession

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Fed leaves interest rates near zero as expected, and promises to use all of its tools to support the economy. Officials project unemployment above 9% at the end of this year.

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Economists Warn It Is Too Soon To Call Off Federal Aid

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

A better-than-expected jobs report may have lawmakers feeling less urgency about the need for another round of the pandemic relief. But economists say it is too soon to pull the plug on federal help.

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