Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

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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Gas, food and transportation network shortages all helped drive up consumer prices

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Consumer prices jumped 5.4% in the last 12 months ending in September. That matches the highest level of inflation in 13 years.

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As prices increase because of inflation, consumers are forced to pay more

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Runaway prices pose a great risk to the economy. People are paying more for everything from meat to rent and gasoline. Reasons include snarls in the global supply chain and lack of workers.

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Cargo traffic jams affect glass bottles too. Your pantry staples could cost more

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Makers of everything from pasta sauce to vinegar say it's getting harder to find glass bottles for their products, and it's leading to higher prices.

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Pandemic supply-chain issues now mean a shortage of glass jars and bottles

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Makers of spaghetti sauce, vinegar and liquor all say they're struggling with yet another pandemic shortage — this time of glass jars and bottles.

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3 economists have been awarded the Nobel for their work on 'natural experiments'

Monday, October 11, 2021

Three U.S.-based economists are sharing this year's Nobel memorial prize for their work on "natural experiments" which get around the need for controlled experiments.

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Three economists win Nobel for their research on how real life events impact society

Monday, October 11, 2021

The U.S.-based economists shared this year's Nobel in economics for their work with "natural experiments," such as studying how changes to the minimum wage impact the labor market.

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