Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Financial Trades By 2 Regional Fed Bank Presidents Draw Ethics Complaints

Friday, September 24, 2021

The Federal Reserve is reviewing its ethics policies following criticism that two regional bank presidents actively traded stocks and real estate assets during the pandemic.

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The Fed Says Inflation Is Hotter Than Expected — But It Should Cool Next Year

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Federal Reserve is projecting higher inflation this year than it had previously forecast, but says prices will cool more next year.

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As Fed Meeting Wraps Up, Interest Rates Will Likely Remain Near Zero

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Federal Reserve ends a policy meeting Wednesday. No changes are expected in interest rates, but investors will be watching for hints as to when the central bank may lessen support for the economy.

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How A Single Missing Part Can Hold Up $5 Million Machines And Unleash Industrial Hell

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

U.S. manufacturers are still struggling to keep pace with booming demand. The culprit? Sometimes, it's a single missing part.

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Prices Are Still Going Up, But Not As Dramatically As Prior Months

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Consumer prices continued to climb in August, but pandemic inflation may have peaked. Gasoline and groceries are getting more expensive, but airline tickets and used cars are getting cheaper.

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Inflation Slowed A Bit Last Month, But Prices Are Still Rising

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Prices have been climbing at the fastest pace in over a decade, as Americans pay more for gas, groceries and other items. The Labor Department issues its latest data for the month of August.

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Key Inflation Indicator Will Be Updated With August Data

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Prices have been climbing at the fastest pace in over a decade, as Americans pay more for gas, groceries and other items. The Labor Department issues its latest information for the month of August.

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High Meat Prices Are Helping Fuel Inflation, And A Few Big Companies Are Being Blamed

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A larger White House campaign is targeting what it calls anti-competitive behavior in several industries, including meatpacking, in which over 80% of beef goes through just four companies.

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A Handful Of Big Meat Packing Companies May Be Pushing Up The Price Of Groceries

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Biden administration says part of the reason grocery prices are climbing is the consolidation in the meat packing industry. Just four firms are said to have a stranglehold on the market.

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What The End Of Unemployment Aid Means For The Job Market And Economy

Monday, September 06, 2021

Millions of Americans are losing a lifeline as pandemic unemployment benefits expire. Research suggests the loss of aid won't do much to push people back to work, but may lead to a drop in spending.

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Driven By Delta Surge, August Hiring Dips Sharply

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Hiring slowed sharply last month, as a surge in coronavirus cases poured cold water on the economic recovery. The slowdown comes as millions of people are about to lose pandemic unemployment benefits.

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Hiring Slowed In August With The Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Friday, September 03, 2021

Hiring slowed sharply in August, as businesses and would-be workers responded to a surge in new coronavirus cases. Employers added just 235,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate dipped to 5.2%.

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U.S. Hiring Slows Sharply As Latest Coronavirus Surge Slams The Brakes On The Economy

Friday, September 03, 2021

Hiring slowed in August as a surge in new coronavirus infections weighed on the economic recovery. Employers added just 235,000 jobs last month, a sharp drop from June and July.

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Analysts Expect August's Job Gains To Be Smaller Than Previous Gains

Friday, September 03, 2021

Forecasters say a surge in new coronavirus cases likely weighed on hiring last month, after big job gains in June and July. The Labor Department reports on August employment on Friday.

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Millions Will Lose Unemployment Benefits. That Doesn't Mean They'll Return To Work

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Enhanced unemployment benefits launched during the pandemic expire next week, cutting a vital lifeline for millions of jobless Americans. Research suggests most will not find work right away.

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Pandemic Jobless Benefits End Next Week For Millions Of Unemployed Americans

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

While the job market has improved, millions are still relying on pandemic unemployment benefits, which are set to run out soon. Some states have already cut benefits, but that plan may have backfired.

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How The U.S. Is Handling The Rise In Inflation

Saturday, August 28, 2021

We look at the latest inflation numbers — which are high and rising — and how the federal government plans to respond to those figures.

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Powell Says It May Soon Be Time For The Fed To Start Reducing Its Big Economic Support

Friday, August 27, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the economy continues its recovery, hinting the central bank could dial back its extraordinary efforts to prop up the economy later this year.

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With FDA Approval Of Pfizer, More Employers May Require COVID Vaccinations

Monday, August 23, 2021

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has given formal approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, more employers may insist that their workers get the shot.

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Finding Workers Is Harder Than Ever. The Economic Impact Could Be Significant

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Employers hired more than 1.8 million workers in June and July. But millions of others are still on the sidelines. That's leading to long wait times and is forcing some businesses to turn down orders.

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