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Jim Zarroli 2010
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Jim Zarroli

Reporter, Business, New York

Jim Zarroli is a business reporter for NPR News, based at NPR's New York bureau.

He covers economics and business news including fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve, the job market and taxes

Over the years, he's reported on recessions and booms, crashes and rallies, and a long string of tax dodgers, insider traders and Ponzi schemers. He's been heavily involved in the coverage of the European debt crisis and the bank bailouts in the United States.

Prior to moving into his current role, Zarroli served as a New York-based general assignment reporter for NPR News. While in this position he covered the United Nations during the first Gulf War. Zarroli added to NPR's coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the London transit bombings and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Before joining the NPR in 1996, Zarroli worked for the Pittsburgh Press and wrote for various print publications.

Zarroli graduated from Pennsylvania State University.

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Claudia Caballero, a district manager for Aldi, talks with applicant Manoushka Metellus (right) at a job fair in Florida earlier this month. With a low unemployment rate, consumers are still spending but business inventories fell during the second quarter. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Anna Woydyla of Poland has lived in Britain for 11 years and works at a London restaurant. Many workers from EU countries are struggling with uncertainty about their future in Britain after the Brexit vote. Pawel Kuczynski/AP hide caption

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After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

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United Kingdom Faces Severe Housing Shortage Amid Immigrant Influx

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, seen with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, says monies misappropriated from the 1MDB fund passed through U.S. financial institutions. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Refuses To Budge On Interest Rates Despite Market Highs

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The Brexit vote has raised questions about the fate of the Port Talbot Works, Britain's largest surviving steel plant, located in Wales. Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This Steel Town Voted For Brexit. Now Its Jobs Are In Jeopardy

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Investors Pull Funds From Britain's Commercial Real Estate Market

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Traders at work at ETX Capital work in central London on Monday. Financial markets in the U.K. and around the world have been in turmoil since the Brexit vote last week. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brexit Makes Investors Nervous, But U.K. Recession Isn't Certain

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In the wake of the Brexit vote, concerns are building about London's status as a center of international banking. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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How Will Brexit Affect London's Status As A Global Financial Center?

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