Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

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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The Fed is expected to raise interest rates to get a grip on rising inflation

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Federal Reserve wants to control inflation, and its number-one weapon is higher interest rates. The Fed is expected to announce another sharp jump in borrowing costs on Wednesday.

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Prices rose more than expected in May

Friday, June 10, 2022

The rising price of gasoline, groceries and rent has pushed inflation to its highest level in more than four decades. Prices rose even more than expected in May.

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Inflation soars to an over 40-year high. These are the ways Americans are coping

Friday, June 10, 2022

Consumers are watching their pennies at the gas station and grocery store as consumer prices surged 8.6% in May, pushing the annual inflation rate to its highest in over 40 years.

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen faces judgement over inflation

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

NPR's Scott Horsley reports on criticism directed at Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over the highest inflation rates in over 40 years.

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Factories have boosted production, but baby formula is likely to stay in short supply

Monday, June 06, 2022

Authorities say baby formula is likely to remain in short supply for some time to come. Factories have boosted their production and additional formula is being shipped in from other countries.

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The job market was strong in May, but is still overshadowed by high inflation

Friday, June 03, 2022

U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May — good news for the White House, which is trying to show it's hard at work to bring down inflation. Price increases are still outpacing people's paychecks.

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The job market stays red-hot with the unemployment rate near a pre-pandemic low

Friday, June 03, 2022

U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May as the labor market stays hot. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%.

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In this economy, it's a good time to be looking for work

Friday, June 03, 2022

The Labor Department said Friday that U.S. businesses added 390,000 jobs in May as the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%. The unusually tight labor market is adding to inflation worries.

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The baby formula shortage is prompting calls to increase support for breastfeeding

Monday, May 30, 2022

As parents scramble to find scarce baby formula and the government races to boost production and imports, some advocates say the U.S. should do more to encourage breastfeeding.

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High inflation is taking a toll on energy and housing markets

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

High inflation is weighing on the U.S. economy and raising the risk of a recession. Here's how energy and housing markets are being affected.

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Stocks are down, home prices are up and inflation continues

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Americans' buying habits are changing as we move into a new phase of the pandemic. Some big retailers are having trouble keeping up, with their stocks taking a beating this week.

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How the U.S. got into this baby formula mess

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Just a handful of formula makers dominate the industry so a single plant shutdown can lead to empty shelves.

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Economists are weighing in on America's baby formula shortage

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The FDA is taking emergency steps to increase the supply of baby formula after a plant closure led to shortages. Federal policy may have contributed to over-reliance on a handful of formula suppliers.

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Fed chief Powell, confirmed for a 2nd term, is under pressure to rein in inflation

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Senate has confirmed Jerome Powell to serve another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. It's a powerful job that puts Powell at the center of the fight to control inflation.

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