Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Latest data will give a sense of where the economic momentum is headed

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The U.S. will report its economic growth data for the October-December quarter, a period marked by high inflation, supply chain woes and labor shortages.

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Game time: The Fed unveils a tougher plan to fight stubbornly high inflation

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Federal Reserve is preparing to raise interest rates sooner and — perhaps — more aggressively after inflation reached the highest in nearly 40 years.

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Biden announces three more Federal Reserve nominees

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Former Treasury official Sarah Bloom Raskin and economists Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson are the three nominees Biden announced for the Fed board on Friday.

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Consumer prices are even higher as businesses try to keep up with people eager to buy

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Consumer prices were 7% higher in December than the year prior — the sharpest increase in nearly four decades. Many expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates to try to bring inflation down.

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Inflation is still surging and some Democrats see one culprit: Greedy companies

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Consumer prices are soaring at their highest annual pace in almost 40 years. Some progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren blame corporate profiteering, but most economists scoff.

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Fed chair Jerome Powell takes questions from Senate committee in confirmation hearing

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell appeared before the Senate Banking Committee, which is considering his nomination for a second term. The central bank is under pressure to confront inflation.

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Employers added 199,000 jobs in December — less than half of forecasters' prediction

Friday, January 07, 2022

U.S. employers added 199,000 jobs in December — less than half the number than forecasters had expected. At the same time, the unemployment rate dropped to just 3.9%.

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Employers added only 199,000 jobs in December even before omicron started to surge

Friday, January 07, 2022

U.S. employers added 199,000 jobs in December as the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, marking a second consecutive month of disappointing numbers.

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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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