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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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A protester holds a sign to protest measures in Miami to close indoor seating amid a rise in coronavirus cases. The number of unemployment claims rose for a second week, reinforcing concerns about the economy. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Historic Milestone: Dow Surges Past 30,000 Points For 1st Time

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Trump Pushes Through Policy Changes And Staffing Appointments In Last Days In Office

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Yellen Reportedly Tapped To Become Treasury Secretary

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Then-Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing in 2017. President-elect Joe Biden reportedly will nominate Yellen as his Treasury secretary. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary In Historic Appointment

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Judy Shelton testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during a February hearing on her nomination to the Federal Reserve's board of governors. A slim majority in the Senate is expected to confirm Shelton this week. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman sits in a theater in Irvine, Calif., waiting for a movie to start, on Sept. 8. A COVID-19 vaccine could unleash pent-up spending from households that have mostly avoided activities like going to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Vaccine Could Unlock Trillions In Spending, Leading To 'Biden Boom'

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Who Are The Candidates To Become Biden's Treasury Secretary?

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Continued To Drop In October

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A woman holds a sign saying "We Need Our Jobs" during a protest by workers in the cruise ship industry in Miami last month. Employers added fewer jobs as pandemic cases start to surge again across the country. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Voters are sharply divided along partisan lines and their views on President Trump and Joe Biden when it comes to the economy and the pandemic, according to a massive poll conducted by The Associated Press. AP hide caption

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Election Shows Stark Partisan Divide On Economy, Coronavirus

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U.S. Economy Grew At A Record Pace In Third Quarter

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Signs in the window of a retail store offers discounts, and jobs, in Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. GDP grew at a record-setting rate, reflecting pent-up activity after the coronavirus lockdowns, but economists warn of trouble ahead. Reed Saxon/Associated Press hide caption

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U.S. Economy Grows At Record Pace But Still Has A Long Way To Go

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New GDP Numbers Won't Be Enough To Repair All Economic Damage

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A store advertises discounts in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 28 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Economic growth data on Thursday are expected to show a record-setting figure for the third quarter, but that covers the more worrisome picture underneath the surface. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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