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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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Democrats Move Closer To Giving Trump A Big Legislative Victory On Trade

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the altered trade agreement "much better than NAFTA" and "infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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U.S. Takes Steps To Sideline The World Trade Organization

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An employee stocks the toy section of a Walmart on Black Friday in King of Prussia, Pa. Sarah Silbiger/Reuters hide caption

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Job Market Surges As Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November

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U.S. farmers have suffered a one-two punch of bad weather, which makes it hard to grow crops, and tariffs, which make it hard to sell what they grow. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask

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Investors Rattled As President Trump's Trade War Heats Up Again

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Brazil, Argentina Now On Receiving End Of Trump Tariffs

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Dan Digre, who owns a Minnesota factory, Misco, that makes speakers, says tariffs are hurting his ability to compete. Courtesy of Michael Everett/Misco hide caption

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His Company Makes Speakers. Now He's Speaking Out, Opposing Tariffs

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Trump Signs Bill In Support Of Pro-Democracy Demonstrators In Hong Kong

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It's unclear whether President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can come to a trade deal. A new bill supporting Hong Kong protesters could complicate talks. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill Amid China Trade Talks

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Low Mobility Rate Has Consequences For Families And The Economy

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Fed Chair Says The Bank Takes Its Cues From Economic Data, Not Criticism From Trump

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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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