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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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Then presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a "Build Back Better" Clean Energy event on July 14, 2020. On Thursday, Biden unveiled an ambitious economic plan just days before he's set to be inaugurated as president. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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$1,400 Checks And Help For The Jobless: What's In Biden's Plan To Rescue The Economy

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With coronavirus cases surging in December, restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses that rely on in-person traffic struggled, weighing on the U.S. job market. Olivier Douliery /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pandemic Pricetag: U.S. Employers Cut 140,000 Jobs In December

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President Trump's Supporters Insist That They Are Not Going Away

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West Coast Cargo Ports Overloaded

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Trump Administration Adds Tariffs To Some Merchandise Out Of France

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What's Ahead For The Economy In 2021?

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Economics Of Latest Pandemic Relief Bill

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Trump Signs Pandemic Relief Bill. How Will The Package Help Americans?

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COVID-19 Relief Aid Will Be On Its Way, Government Shutdown Avoided

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A Greyhound bus driver wears a protective mask and gloves as he prepares to depart a station in San Antonio, Texas, on March 30. Bus companies are struggling amid the pandemic, cutting off travel options for lower-income Americans. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Wheels Come Off For Bus Companies, Closing Down Travel Options For Poorer Americans

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Effects Of The Pandemic On Bus Travel Industry

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Congress Nears Deal On Another Round Of Pandemic Relief

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As Pandemic Weighs On Economy, Fed Chair Powell Says Relief Is Needed

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Fed Issues Economic Assessment And Forecast For 2021

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