Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Biden chooses to keep Fed Chairman Powell in place for a second term

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

President Biden plans to stick with Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Fed is wrestling with an uneven recovery and the highest inflation in more than three decades.

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President Biden has nominated Jerome Powell to remain Fed chair

Monday, November 22, 2021

President Biden plans to re-nominate Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve for four more years. Powell has steered the central bank through the pandemic recession. Now he must take on inflation.

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Biden appoints Jerome Powell to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve

Monday, November 22, 2021

President Biden has tapped Jerome Powell to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Fed governor Lael Brainard will serve as vice chairman.

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Biden reappoints Jerome Powell as Fed chairman at a critical time for the economy

Monday, November 22, 2021

President Biden has tapped Jerome Powell to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve as the economy faces huge challenges, including surging inflation.

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Inflation is surging and people are hopping mad

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Inflation is the highest it's been in more than 30 years, imposing a financial burden on households and putting President Biden under pressure.

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The race is on to save Christmas as retailers fight the supply chain crunch

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Retailers are racing to get merchandise onto store shelves in time for the busy holiday shopping season. But with ports and warehouses overflowing, many orders are tied up in traffic.

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White House economic adviser weighs in on the inflation spike and spending plan

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with White House economic adviser Brian Deese as inflation soars to its highest in 30 years.

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Inflation surges to its highest since 1990

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Consumer prices were 6.2% higher in October than a year ago as inflation continues to chip away at the buying power of households across the country.

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The holidays are nearing, and merchandise meant to be on shelves is still on ships

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, many businesses are still waiting for critical cargo that's stuck in traffic at ports. The race is on to unload containers to reach store shelves.

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After September's let down, October's job growth rate accelerates

Friday, November 05, 2021

The Labor Department reports that U.S. employers added 531,000 jobs in October. The unemployment rate fell to 4.6%.

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The labor market is back on track after 531,000 jobs were added in October

Friday, November 05, 2021

U.S. employers added 531,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%. Millions of would-be workers are still on the sidelines, though, leaving the pace of the recovery in doubt.

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she's confident inflation will ease next year

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she expects inflation pressures to ease in the latter half of next year. Yellen spoke to NPR from Scotland, where she's attending climate meetings.

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Inflation is at a 30-year high. Here's how the Federal Reserve plans to deal with it

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The Fed left interest rates near zero on Wednesday but announced plans to start removing some of the support it has provided to the economy as inflation hits its highest point in 30 years.

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How the economy went from sizzle to fizzle, and why there's hope for a way back

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the third quarter as the delta variant and persistent supply chain woes weighed on growth. The months ahead should be better.

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How the delta variant and supply chain problems smothered the economy's sparkle

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The U.S. economy slowed sharply in late summer and early fall, as the Delta variant and persistent supply chain problems weighed on growth. Prospects for the coming months may be brighter.

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Does the IRS really want to spy on your bank account? The latest tax fight, explained

Monday, October 25, 2021

The Biden administration hopes to help fund its agenda by cracking down on tax evasion, but its plan to require more bank information is drawing strong opposition from GOP lawmakers and banks.

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Tracking bank account information could help curb tax evasion, but there's pushback

Friday, October 22, 2021

The Biden administration hopes to help fund its agenda by cracking down on tax evasion, spotting cheats using account information from banks. It's drawing opposition from GOP lawmakers and banks.

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The Fed announces stricter rules on trading for policymakers and senior staff

Friday, October 22, 2021

The rules follow controversies surrounding trades by the presidents of two regional Fed banks. Critics say the rules don't go far enough.

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The Federal Reserve imposes new restrictions on investments after trading controversy

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Federal Reserve is adopting new restrictions on investments after active trading last year by two regional Fed bank presidents drew criticism.

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What's at stake as Biden decides whether to stick with Jerome Powell as Fed chief

Monday, October 18, 2021

President Biden has a big decision to make: Whether to reappoint Jerome Powell to a second term as Federal Reserve chairman or choose someone else for one of the world's most powerful economic jobs.

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