Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Tart Cherry Trees Are Being Undercut. Some Suspect Lies Are Being Told

Monday, February 17, 2020

Michigan's tart cherry growers are facing stiff competition from overseas. Import tariffs were supposed to help, but growers suspect their competitors are sneaking around those trade barriers.


Fed Nominee Judy Shelton Faces Intense Questioning In Senate Committee

Thursday, February 13, 2020

One of President Trump's nominees to the Federal Reserve board of governors fielded tough questioning at her confirmation hearing Thursday. Judy Shelton has drawn criticism even from GOP senators.


Tariffs On Nails Seek To Remedy Issues Caused By Earlier Tariffs

Sunday, February 09, 2020

The Trump administration is imposing new tariffs this weekend on certain imported products made from steel and aluminum. The move is designed to clean up a problem created by earlier tariffs.


Hiring Picks Up As Employers Add 225,000 Jobs In January

Friday, February 07, 2020

U.S. employers added more jobs than expected last month, while the unemployment rate inched up to 3.6%. Unusually warm weather contributed to job gains for construction workers.


The New Coronavirus Is Affecting Chinese Factories — And The Global Supply Chain

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Many Chinese factories are hoping to reopen next week, but it's not clear they'll have the workers they need amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. That could have effects for U.S. manufacturers.


Coronavirus Scare Shutters Chinese Factories — But Factor In Chinese Shoppers Too

Monday, February 03, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak that began in China is a double whammy for the global economy. China is both a major supplier to many U.S. companies and also a major customer.


Worries About The Economic Contagion Of The Coronavirus

Friday, January 31, 2020

The outbreak of a coronavirus that began in China is shining a spotlight on that country's growing connections to the global economy. The economic fallout is still very much a question mark.


U.S. Economic Growth Slowed In 2019 To 2.3%

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy grew 2.3% last year. That's slower than the previous year and well below the Trump administration's forecast.


The Potential Global Economic Impact Of The Wuhan Coronavirus

Monday, January 27, 2020

Stocks tumbled Monday as concerns mounted that the outbreak of coronavirus that began in China could take a toll on the global economy.


Trump Goes To Davos To Boast About U.S. Economy, But Avoids Climate Change

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

President Trump is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. He boasted about the strength of the U.S. economy, but said little about the event's main focus: climate change.


Does The China Trade Deal Move The World Away From Free Trade?

Saturday, January 18, 2020

While the new deal with China lowers some trade barriers, it leaves many tariffs in place. And it dictates that China buy more from the U.S., but that has other trading partners worried.


U.S. Financial Services Industry Emerges As A Winner Of U.S.-China Trade Deal

Thursday, January 16, 2020

One winner in the new U.S.-China trade deal is the U.S. financial services industry. Bankers, investment firms and insurance companies would have more access to the world's second biggest economy.


United States And China Sign 'Phase 1' Of Trade Deal

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The U.S. and China signed an initial trade deal, defusing some economic tension. The agreement ups sales of American goods and services to China and pledges more intellectual property protections.


Trump Signs 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

President Trump signed a trade deal with China on Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.


China To Test Digital Currency. Could It End Up Challenging The Dollar Globally?

Monday, January 13, 2020

Bitcoin promises users anonymity, but transactions using China's digital currency would be tracked by its central bank. Experts say it could someday rival the dollar in international payments.


Women Now Outnumber Men On U.S. Payrolls

Friday, January 10, 2020

Women got the lion's share of new jobs in December and now outnumber men on U.S. payrolls. This unusual situation reflects the growth of industries like health care where women dominate.


U.S. Job Growth Cools In December As Employers Add 145,000 Jobs

Friday, January 10, 2020

December's job growth is down slightly from the three previous months, when employers added an average of 200,000 jobs. But the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, matching a 50-year low.


Minimum Wage Hikes Fuel Higher Pay Growth For Those At The Bottom

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Wages rose faster for low-income workers than for any other group in 2019. The gains are partly explained by the tight labor market. But increases in minimum wages also contributed to the gains.


U.S. Airstrike That Killed Iranian General Sent Shock Waves Through Financial Markets

Friday, January 03, 2020

Oil prices rose and the stock market fell Friday, as investors reacted to rising tension in the Middle East. Fallout from the killing of a top Iranian military leader was more muted than expected.


Looking Back On Some Of The Economic Highs And Lows Throughout 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The U.S. economy continued to grow in 2019 despite the trade war with China. Unemployment remains at historic lows, wages are up and the stock market soared. Trade agreements reached at year's end brightened forecasts for 2020.