Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

The U.S. added 678,000 jobs in February. It's another sign of a hot labor market

Friday, March 04, 2022

U.S. employers added 678,000 jobs in February as the unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, from 4% in January. The Federal Reserve hopes to curb inflation without stalling job growth.

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The February employment report is expected to show solid job gains

Friday, March 04, 2022

The Labor Department will report on job growth in February. The job market has bounced back strongly from the depths of the pandemic, but some employers still struggle to find available workers.

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The Federal Reserve is ready to raise interest rates soon despite the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Fed Chair Jerome Powell says the central bank is prepared to begin raising interest rates this month to fight inflation despite economic uncertainty after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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In an effort to choke Russian economy, new sanctions target Russia's central bank

Monday, February 28, 2022

The U.S. and its allies are taking additional steps to squeeze the Russian economy in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Russia's currency has fallen, which will mean higher prices for Russians.

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Johnson & Johnson wins a key court battle in baby powder case

Friday, February 25, 2022

A federal judge has allowed a Johnson & Johnson spinoff to proceed with a controversial bankruptcy, despite complaints from thousands who say they were harmed by the company's baby powder.

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Stocks are in turmoil as Russia invades Ukraine. Here are 4 things to know

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Stocks staged a remarkable recovery after plunging earlier, underlining just how volatile conditions are after Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine has roiled financial markets around the world

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Stock prices are lower and energy prices are higher, in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. stock market opened sharply lower, while crude oil prices topped $100 a barrel.

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Sanctions against Russia follow its troop movements into Ukraine

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The U.S. and Europe aim their economic weapons against Russia in response to Putin's moves in eastern Ukraine. Biden says defending Ukraine's freedom will have costs for the U.S. Gas prices may rise.

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Senate Republicans block a key vote on Biden's nominations for the Federal Reserve

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Republicans boycotted a meeting of the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday, delaying a vote on five nominees to the Fed's board. The move was aimed at one nominee: Sarah Bloom Raskin.

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This is what was happening 40 years ago, the last time inflation was this high

Sunday, February 13, 2022

By the standards of the last major inflation spike four decades ago, the current inflation rate is mild.

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Rent, electricity and grocery prices continue to increase faster than paychecks

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Consumer prices continue to climb at a rapid rate. The latest inflation data from the Labor Department also reflects how the pandemic is reshaping what Americans spend money on.

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To reach peak inflation, how much longer do we have to go?

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The latest inflation measurement for January is expected to show another sharp increase in consumer prices.

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Inflation hits another 40-year high. It's bad, but older folks say they've seen worse

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Consumer prices in January were up 7.5% from a year ago, the biggest annual gain since 1982. That may seem like a lot for those under 40, but older folks have lived through even sharper price hikes.

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Price hikes of the '70s and '80s color how different generations view the economy now

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Inflation is higher than people under 40 have seen. But their parents lived through sharper price hikes in the 1970s and '80s. These experiences are helping shape the way both view today's economy.

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In a big surprise, the job market surged in January even as omicron cases spiked

Friday, February 04, 2022

U.S. employers added 467,000 jobs last month despite a surge of coronavirus infections. The unemployment rose to 4% from 3.9% in December.

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How sick did the omicron variant make the job market?

Friday, February 04, 2022

Friday's jobs report is expected to show the fallout from the omicron wave of coronavirus infections, which reached its peak last month. Analysts expect stronger job gains in the months to come.

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Fed nominees face questions about inflation and climate change

Thursday, February 03, 2022

The Senate Banking Committee held confirmation hearings for three of President Biden's Federal Reserve Board nominees. The nominees were quizzed on their approach to inflation and climate change.

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It was a wild week for stocks. Should you worry? Here are 4 things to keep in mind

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Markets went on such a roller-coaster ride this week that it even stumped the most veteran investors. The Federal Reserve plans to start raising interest rates to tackle inflation.

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Will rising wages push inflation even higher?

Friday, January 28, 2022

Labor costs rose at their fastest pace in more than two decades last year. That growth eased a bit in the final months of 2021, which could give the Federal Reserve's inflation watchdogs some relief.

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Believe it or not, the economy grew last year at the fastest pace since 1984

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since 1984, but growth was tempered by successive waves of the pandemic.

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