Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Fed Chair Jerome Powell is confirmed for a 2nd term. Inflation will be his focus

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Jerome Powell was confirmed to a second term as Federal Reserve chairman. The Senate vote comes as the central bank faces intense pressure to bring down inflation.

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Inflation may be easing — but low-income people are still paying the steepest prices

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The annual inflation rate eased somewhat in April, but not enough to meaningfully reduce the burden on lower-income Americans.

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Rising prices are the talk around a lot of kitchen tables these days

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The latest consumer prices report is expected to show annual inflation in April was a little lower than the month before — cold comfort to people whose paychecks don't go as far as they used to.

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This week in economics

Saturday, May 07, 2022

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates this week, in an effort to tamp down inflation. The Fed is worried in part about the tight job market, which saw another strong month of job growth in April.

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Wages are rising, but can't keep up with cost of living — and could worsen inflation

Friday, May 06, 2022

U.S. employers added 428,000 jobs in April, as the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%. Stiff competition for workers is pushing up wages, which has inflation watchdogs concerned.

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The U.S. jobs market continues its strong comeback from the pandemic

Friday, May 06, 2022

U.S. employers added 428,000 jobs in April, as the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%.

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An unusually tight job market has a potential downside for the broader economy

Friday, May 06, 2022

The Labor Department reports on monthly job gains for April Friday morning. The month began with a record number of job openings, which is good for prospective employees.

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The Fed is rapidly unwinding its easy money policies to fight inflation

Thursday, May 05, 2022

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by half a percentage point, as it escalates its fight against inflation.

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The Fed raises interest rates by the most in over 20 years to fight inflation

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by half a percentage point Wednesday, in an effort to cool off demand and lower inflation. Consumer prices have been rising at the fastest pace in 40 years.

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The Federal Reserve is expected to take a big step to try to lower inflation

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

The Fed is likely to raise interest rates by a half-percentage point Wednesday, in an effort to crack down on inflation. It's the first rate hike of that size in more than two decades.

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4 things to know as the Fed embarks on its biggest fight against inflation in years

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The Federal Reserve is expected to approve its largest interest rate hike in more than two decades this week. Additional rate increases are likely, as the Fed tries to regain control over inflation.

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Consumers spent more than expected in March, which is helping with economic recovery

Friday, April 29, 2022

Consumer spending grew more than expected in March, continuing to drive the economic recovery. Wages are also climbing, which could feed higher inflation.

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Why this economy may be sturdier than it looks

Thursday, April 28, 2022

U.S. GDP shrank in the first few months of the year, but the economy may be sturdier than it looks.

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Janet Yellen and other finance ministers walk out of G20 meeting as Russia speaks

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Yellen's counterparts from the U.K. and Canada joined the walkout to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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How Americans are adjusting to record inflation

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Americans have cut back what they're buying at gas stations and grocery stores in response to rising prices. But their spending overall has remained fairly steady.

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Many countries are seeing the worst inflation in decades

Friday, April 15, 2022

Inflation isn't just an American problem — it's happening in places around the world and stretching some countries to the point of political unrest.Many

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Why there are growing fears the U.S. is headed to a recession

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

With inflation at a four-decade high, a growing number of forecasters worry the U.S. economy may be headed to a recession as the Fed gears up to raise interest rates aggressively.

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The rate of inflation made its sharpest spike since 1981

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Consumer prices in March were up 8.5% from a year ago — the sharpest increase since December of 1981. Stubbornly high inflation is a challenge for the U.S. economy and the Biden administration.

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How soaring inflation forces stark choices

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Inflation in March was the highest since December of 1981, with prices up 8.5% from a year ago. Rising prices are especially hard on low-income people, who spend more of their money on necessities.

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Many forecasters believe a recession is coming

Monday, April 11, 2022

High inflation and the resulting crackdown by the Federal Reserve are fueling worries that the U.S. could be headed for a recession.

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