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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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Tracking bank account information could help curb tax evasion, but there's pushback

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The Fed announces stricter rules on trading for policymakers and senior staff

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30. The Fed announced new restrictions on investments by senior officials after being rocked by a controversy involving trading by two regional Fed bank presidents last year. Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30. Powell's term expires early next year, and President Biden must decide whether to reappoint him. Sarah Silbiger/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What's at stake as Biden decides whether to stick with Jerome Powell as Fed chief

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Gas, food and transportation network shortages all helped drive up consumer prices

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Optimistic On Supply Chain Problems

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As prices increase because of inflation, consumers are forced to pay more

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The price of glass jars to hold pasta sauce and other products has soared during the pandemic. Sauce-maker Paul Guglielmo in Rochester, N.Y., has absorbed some of the increase, but he has also raised prices for consumers. Paul Guglielmo hide caption

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Cargo traffic jams affect glass bottles too. Your pantry staples could cost more

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Pandemic supply-chain issues now mean a shortage of glass jars and bottles

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3 economists have been awarded the Nobel for their work on 'natural experiments'

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Displayed is a file photo of a Nobel Prize medal on Dec. 8, 2020. The Nobel Prize in economic sciences was awarded to three U.S-based professors for their pioneering work with "natural experiments." Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Three economists win Nobel for their research on how real life events impact society

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3 U.S.-based economists win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

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Far fewer jobs were added in September than forecasted

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Latest jobs report sheds more light on how the U.S. economy is doing

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