Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

The economy is on edge as COVID-19 cases rise

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Rising coronavirus cases are forcing the cancellation of sporting events, Broadway shows and in-person meetings. Economic fallout from the new omicron variant could come next.

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The Federal Reserve is growing more concerned about higher prices

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Federal Reserve is paving the way for interest rate hikes next year after inflation accelerated to a near 40-year year high in November.

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Inflation is still red hot, and it's forcing the Federal Reserve into a new game plan

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Federal Reserve is opening the door to possible interest rate hikes earlier next year than had been expected, as it wrestles with the highest inflation in nearly four decades.

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With inflation running hot, the Fed is expected to dole out some cold water

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Faced with the highest inflation in nearly four decades, the Federal Reserve is expected to adjust its economic support Wednesday. That could set the stage for raising interest rates next year.

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Consumer prices were up 6.8% in November — the highest inflation in nearly 4 decades

Friday, December 10, 2021

Rent costs more this year. So does wrapping paper. Consumer prices overall were up 6.8% in November. That's the highest level of inflation since 1982.

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Inflation is red hot, soaring to 6.8% in November, the highest in nearly four decades

Friday, December 10, 2021

Businesses across the country, from restaurants to retail, must decide when, not if, to raises prices and by how much.

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Hiring slowed sharply in November, even before omicron, with 210,000 jobs added

Friday, December 03, 2021

Hiring slowed sharply last month, even as the unemployment rate fell to 4.2%. Data from the Labor Department suggest the economy was losing steam even before the appearance of a new COVID-19 variant.

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Omicron variant could become another speedbump on the road to economic recovery

Friday, December 03, 2021

The latest jobs report from the Labor Department will be a snapshot of the job market before the arrival of the new coronavirus variant.

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Inflation means recreating 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' for 2021 will cost more

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Partridge prices are flat this year, but a pear tree will cost you more. Compared to overall inflation, though, the gifts in the song could be a relative bargain.

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Stocks tumble as investors weighed potential effects from omicron variant

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The stock market took a dive on Tuesday, as investors fretted about the new coronavirus variant and the prospect of more long-lasting inflation.

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Stocks dive over the potential economic fallout from the omicron variant

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors weighed the potential economic fallout from the new coronavirus variant. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank could end its bond-buying early.

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President Biden addressed rising inflation in his economy speech

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

President Biden highlighted the strength of the U.S. economy Tuesday afternoon, while also addressing rising prices. The administration is trying to lower gasoline prices, a major driver of inflation.

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Biden chooses to keep Fed Chairman Powell in place for a second term

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

President Biden plans to stick with Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Fed is wrestling with an uneven recovery and the highest inflation in more than three decades.

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President Biden has nominated Jerome Powell to remain Fed chair

Monday, November 22, 2021

President Biden plans to re-nominate Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve for four more years. Powell has steered the central bank through the pandemic recession. Now he must take on inflation.

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Biden appoints Jerome Powell to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve

Monday, November 22, 2021

President Biden has tapped Jerome Powell to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Fed governor Lael Brainard will serve as vice chairman.

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Biden reappoints Jerome Powell as Fed chairman at a critical time for the economy

Monday, November 22, 2021

President Biden has tapped Jerome Powell to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve as the economy faces huge challenges, including surging inflation.

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Inflation is surging and people are hopping mad

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Inflation is the highest it's been in more than 30 years, imposing a financial burden on households and putting President Biden under pressure.

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The race is on to save Christmas as retailers fight the supply chain crunch

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Retailers are racing to get merchandise onto store shelves in time for the busy holiday shopping season. But with ports and warehouses overflowing, many orders are tied up in traffic.

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White House economic adviser weighs in on the inflation spike and spending plan

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with White House economic adviser Brian Deese as inflation soars to its highest in 30 years.

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Inflation surges to its highest since 1990

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Consumer prices were 6.2% higher in October than a year ago as inflation continues to chip away at the buying power of households across the country.

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