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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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Trump Goes To Davos To Boast About U.S. Economy, But Avoids Climate Change

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Containers are stacked at the port in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong province. A new trade deal dictates that China buy more from the U.S., but that has other trading partners worried. STR/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Does The China Trade Deal Move The World Away From Free Trade?

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Trade Deals Offer Trump Fodder To Tout On Trail

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U.S. Financial Services Industry Emerges As A Winner Of U.S.-China Trade Deal

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United States And China Sign 'Phase 1' Of Trade Deal

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President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He, China's top trade negotiator, sign a "Phase 1" trade agreement between the U.S. and China at the White House on Wednesday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Signs 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place

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Alipay and WeChat QR codes for online payment are displayed at a vegetable stall in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Now China's central bank is preparing to test a digital currency. STR/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China To Test Digital Currency. Could It End Up Challenging The Dollar Globally?

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Women got the lion's share of new jobs in December and now outnumber men on U.S. payrolls. This unusual situation reflects the growth of industries like health care where women dominate. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Women Now Outnumber Men On U.S. Payrolls

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Workers assemble cars at Ford's newly renovated assembly plant in Chicago. Factories lost 12,000 jobs in December. The manufacturing sector has been hard hit by the trade war as well as slowing demand overseas. Jim Young/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Airport employees, Uber and Lyft drivers, and other workers protest for a $15 minimum wage at Los Angeles International Airport in October. Increases in minimum wages contributed to bigger pay gains for lower-income workers. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Minimum Wage Hikes Fuel Higher Pay Growth For Those At The Bottom

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U.S. Airstrike That Killed Iranian General Sent Shock Waves Through Financial Markets

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Looking Back On Some Of The Economic Highs And Lows Throughout 2019

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An Impossible Burger, left, and a Cali Burger, from Umami Burger. A new era of meat alternatives appeared on restaurant menus and grocery story shelves in 2019. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Immigration Raids, Burger Wars And Other Business Stories You May Have Missed In 2019

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