Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Gas prices are finally dropping. Here are 4 things to know

Saturday, August 06, 2022

The average price of gasoline nationwide is expected to drop below $4 a gallon in the coming days as prices continue to fall from the record highs hit in June.

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The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, matching its lowest level in the last 50 years

Friday, August 05, 2022

U.S. employers added more than half a million jobs in July: more than twice as many as forecasters had expected. The unemployment rate fell to just 3.5%, matching the level before the COVID pandemic.

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The job market got even better, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economy

Friday, August 05, 2022

U.S. employers added 528,000 jobs in July, showing the labor market remains strong, despite high inflation and softening economic growth. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

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Gasoline prices have fallen recently, but experts warn that prices could rise again

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Gasoline prices have fallen sharply and are now below $4 a gallon in many parts of the country. But analysts warn that prices could tick up again if drivers set aside their newfound gas-saving habits.

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The changes the Fed is making in the face of historically high inflation

Monday, July 25, 2022

This week, the Federal Reserve will again decide whether and how much to raise interest rates to try to bring inflation under control.

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The Fed's mission improbable: Beating inflation without causing a recession

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Inflation is sky high. The Federal Reserve wants to bring it back to earth without crashing the economy. But achieving a so-called "soft landing" and avoiding a recession is easier said than done.

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The overheated U.S. housing market is starting to cool down

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Anyone looking to buy or sell a home is suddenly facing a very different market. Sales have dropped and once-hot markets are cooling. Home builders have noticed and are rethinking construction plans.

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Where is the economy likely to go next?

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Horsley speak with economist Austan Goolsbee about what's driving inflation and why so many economic forecasts have been wrong.

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Retail sales, inflation and the Fed

Friday, July 15, 2022

Retail spending jumped more than expected in June. But it's not keeping pace with rising prices. In many cases, people are spending more money but getting less in return.

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Inflation hit 9.1% in June

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Inflation hit a new, 40-year high in June, with consumer prices up 9.1% from a year ago. Gas prices were a big part of this, but the cost of essentials like food and shelter are also rising rapidly.

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No retreat in the summer heat. Inflation blistering at 9.1% in June

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Inflation hit a new, four-decade high of 9.1% last month, fueled in part by record high gasoline prices. Gas prices have since fallen, but overall inflation is still elevated.

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As everything else in the U.S. economy is down, job numbers are up

Saturday, July 09, 2022

Job gains in June were surprisingly strong, defying gloomy forecasts of a looming recession.

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Hiring slipped only slightly in June, with no sign of a looming recession

Friday, July 08, 2022

U.S. employers added 372,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%. Despite slightly slower job growth, the labor market remains an economic bright spot.

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While job growth has slowed, the labor market remains an economic bright spot

Friday, July 08, 2022

A Labor Department report is expected to show U.S. employers added more than 200,000 jobs in June — a modest slowdown from May. The job market has proven resilient despite high inflation.

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Gas prices drop by almost 25 cents per gallon

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Cost-conscious consumers are getting some relief at the gas pump. After hitting record highs, gas prices have fallen by nearly 25 cents a gallon. But it may be too late to save many summer road trips.

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Flying around the world — and back home again — in 'Imagine a City'

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

In a new book, pilot and author of Skyfaring Mark Vanhoenacker takes readers to far-flung cities he once dreamed about during his childhood in western Massachusetts.

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The Fed's latest interest rate hike has some congressional lawmakers worried

Friday, June 24, 2022

The chairman of the Federal Reserve acknowledges combating inflation with higher interest rates could lead to a recession. He argues a bigger risk would be to let high inflation become entrenched.

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Powell says recession 'a possibility' but not likely

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell vowed to bring inflation back down to 2%. Some lawmakers worry the Fed's efforts to control inflation could tip the economy into recession.

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Fed chairman will testify before a pair of Congressional committees this week

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell answers questions from a Senate committee Wednesday. He's sure to be asked about inflation and possible fallout from the Fed's efforts to bring prices under control.

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The Fed delivers biggest interest rate hike in decades to combat surging inflation

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point Wednesday in an effort to combat stubbornly high inflation. It's the biggest rate increase in 28 years.

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