Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Women are back in the workforce after leaving to caretake during the pandemic

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Women left the workforce in large numbers early in the pandemic. Many of those women are now back on the job, easing concerns of lasting damage to their participation in the labor market.

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Raising interest rates is a lesson Powell learned from former Fed chair Paul Volcker

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Federal Reserve is hitting the brakes on the U.S. economy in an effort to bring inflation under control. The central bank is raising interest rates at the fastest pace since the early 1980s.

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Fed orders another super-sized interest rate hike as it battles stubborn inflation

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by another 0.75 percentage points today, as it tries to control runaway prices. The central bank also signaled that additional rate hikes are likely.

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Americans are paying more and getting less as inflation hits home

Friday, September 16, 2022

Rising inflation has meant fewer restaurant meals, getaways and even doctor visits for many Americans, as nearly 4 in 10 say their family finances have gotten worse in the last year.

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Soaring electricity bills are the latest inflation flashpoint

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Inflation eased slightly in August thanks to falling gasoline prices, but the cost of many essentials continues to climb, including soaring power bills that are straining family budgets.

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U.S. employers added 315,000 jobs in August

Friday, September 02, 2022

The unemployment rate inched up in August, but only because hundreds of thousands of people started looking for work. That jump in the workforce could take some pressure off inflation.

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The economy added 315,000 jobs, showcasing a labor market that is still strong

Friday, September 02, 2022

U.S. employers added 315,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate rose to 3.7% from 3.5% in July. A tight job market gives workers more bargaining power, but it may also fuel inflation.

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U.S. jobs market is likely to be another bright spot in the economy this month

Friday, September 02, 2022

Economists believe the US job market remained tight in August, with unemployment hovering around 3.5 percent. NPR's Scott Horsley reports on the latest.

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Droughts are hitting cattle ranchers hard – and that could make beef more expensive

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Severe drought is forcing some ranchers to send cattle to slaughter early. That's sparked a temporary glut in beef that's leading to lower prices, but it won't last.

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Beef prices are down right now. But that may not last

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Steak prices have decreased as meatpackers processed more beef. But drought-stricken cattle ranchers are having to cut their herds, which is likely to lead to higher beef prices in the future.

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Is it fair to forgive student loans? Examining 3 of the arguments of a heated debate

Sunday, August 28, 2022

President Biden's plan to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in student debt will help millions – but it's also raising concerns about inflation, economic fairness and college tuition costs.

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Stocks tumble after Fed announces plan to keep interest rates up

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The chairman of the Federal Reserve surprised the stock market when he said the central bank would continue raising interest rates. The remarks also mean more pain for home buyers and other borrowers.

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Interest rates will rise until inflation is under control, Fed chair Powell says

Friday, August 26, 2022

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell pledged that he and his colleagues will keep raising interest rates until they're confident that inflation is under control.

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Jerome Powell says Fed is resolved to fight inflation even if it brings economic pain

Friday, August 26, 2022

The Fed's chair comments signal the central bank is determined to continue raising interest rates to bring down inflation.

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Fed chief Jerome Powell is under pressure to curb inflation

Friday, August 26, 2022

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell speaks Friday morning in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Powell hopes to curb inflation without pushing the economy into recession.

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The economic arguments for and against Biden's student debt relief plans

Thursday, August 25, 2022

President Biden's plan to erase up to $20,000 in college debt for tens of millions of borrowers is drawing praise and criticism. Some welcome relief, but others say he should address tuition costs.

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These are some of the ways inflation is changing Americans' spending habits

Sunday, August 21, 2022

From Walmart to the neighborhood supermarket, retailers across the country are having to adjust as Americans watch their pennies in the face of high inflation.

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How grocery stores are adjusting for rising prices

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Rising prices at the grocery store and elsewhere are putting a strain on family budgets. Retailers are making adjustments, offering smaller package sizes and more discount options.

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Walmart says inflation is helping it to attract more upper-income shoppers

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

As retail prices continue to climb, customers are adjusting their shopping habits. Meanwhile retail giants like Walmart are tweaking their merchandise mix in response to customers' shifting demands.

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The IRS just got $80 billion to beef up. A big goal? Going after rich tax dodgers

Sunday, August 14, 2022

The big climate and health care bill passed by the House Friday includes billions in new funding for the IRS over the next decade. Most of that money is aimed at catching wealthy tax cheats.

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