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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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In a speech at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, President Trump said a mini trade agreement with China could happen "soon," but he offered no guarantees. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Trump Makes No Promises On China Trade Deal

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U.S. And China Agree To Roll Back Some Tariffs

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What A Tentative Trade Deal Between China And 14 Other Countries Means For The U.S.

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U.S. Employers Added 128,000 Jobs In October

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Workers assemble engines along the line at a General Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tenn. A nationwide strike by the United Automobile Workers at GM plants didn't hurt U.S. job growth in October. Harrison McClary/Reuters hide caption

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Job Market Resilient In October Despite GM Strike, Beating Expectations

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With Wednesday's move, the Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, has cut interest rates three times so far this year. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Cuts Rates Again To Boost A Slowing Economy

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GDP numbers out Wednesday show the U.S. economy lost some steam in the third quarter. President Trump is banking on a strong economy as his ticket to a second term. William Deshazer/Reuters hide caption

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As Growth Slows To 1.9%, The Economy Is Falling Short Of Trump's Target

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Oil well pumps are seen in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province in 2015. President Trump is renewing his push for U.S. control of Syrian oil. Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A winemaker pours roseĢ at the Chateau Sainte Roseline in the southern France region of Provence. European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, face a U.S. tariff hike with duties on a range of European goods, including wine. Daniel Cole/AP hide caption

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Where There's A Wine, There's A Way

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United Auto Workers members picket Wednesday at a General Motors plant in Flint, Mich. Last year, more U.S. workers went on strike than at any time since 1986. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's Time To Get Something Back': Union Workers' Voices Are Getting Louder

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Peter Navarro, White House director of trade and manufacturing policy, has admitted quoting a fictional character in several of his nonfiction books. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Adviser Peter Navarro Calls Fictional Alter Ego An 'Inside Joke'

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Democratic Candidates Tackle Issue Of Income Inequality In 4th Debate

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Esther Duflo of France waves after receiving the Princess of Asturias award for Social Sciences from Spain's King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain. She is only the second woman to win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, sharing it with Abhijit Banarjee and Michael Kremer. Jose Vicente/AP hide caption

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Economics For Work In Reducing Poverty

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Nobel Prize For Economics Awarded To 3 For Work Fighting Global Poverty

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