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Scott Horsley 2010
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Scott Horsley

Chief Economics Correspondent

Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.

Horsley spent a decade on the White House beat, covering both the Trump and Obama administrations. Before that, he was a San Diego-based business reporter for NPR, covering fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He also reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before joining NPR in 2001, Horsley worked for NPR Member stations in San Diego and Tampa, as well as commercial radio stations in Boston and Concord, New Hampshire. Horsley began his professional career as a production assistant for NPR's Morning Edition.

Horsley earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from San Diego State University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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A High-Stakes Political Game Of Chicken Is Playing Out In Washington This Week

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Financial Trades By 2 Regional Fed Bank Presidents Draw Ethics Complaints

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on July 15. The Fed issued new economic projections at the conclusion of its policy meeting on Wednesday. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Fed Says Inflation Is Hotter Than Expected — But It Should Cool Next Year

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As Fed Meeting Wraps Up, Interest Rates Will Likely Remain Near Zero

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Nicole Wolter at work at her factory in Wauconda, Ill., which makes components for industrial machines. Wolter's company is straining to meet demand as her own suppliers struggle with short staffing. HM Manufacturing hide caption

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How A Single Missing Part Can Hold Up $5 Million Machines And Unleash Industrial Hell

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Prices Are Still Going Up, But Not As Dramatically As Prior Months

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Inflation Slowed A Bit Last Month, But Prices Are Still Rising

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Key Inflation Indicator Will Be Updated With August Data

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Packages of beef cuts are displayed at a Costco store on May 24 in Novato, Calif. The prices of meats have surged, and the White House is partly blaming the handful of meatpackers that control the industry. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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High Meat Prices Are Helping Fuel Inflation, And A Few Big Companies Are Being Blamed

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A Handful Of Big Meat Packing Companies May Be Pushing Up The Price Of Groceries

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Did Ending Pandemic UI Benefits Push Americans Back To Work?

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What The End Of Unemployment Aid Means For The Job Market And Economy

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Driven By Delta Surge, August Hiring Dips Sharply

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Hiring Slowed In August With The Surge In Coronavirus Cases

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