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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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Former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, shown here before the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation finance ministers meeting in Beijing in 2014 is one of the three nominees President Joe Biden announced for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors on Friday. Andy Wong/AP file photo hide caption

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Biden announces three more Federal Reserve nominees

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Consumer prices are even higher as businesses try to keep up with people eager to buy

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Consumer prices — including gas — are surging at their highest annual pace in around 40 years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation is still surging and some Democrats see one culprit: Greedy companies

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Fed chair Jerome Powell takes questions from Senate committee in confirmation hearing

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Employers added 199,000 jobs in December — less than half of forecasters' prediction

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A sign seeking workers is displayed at a fast food restaurant in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 27, 2021. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Employers added only 199,000 jobs in December even before omicron started to surge

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The economy is on edge as COVID-19 cases rise

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The Federal Reserve is growing more concerned about higher prices

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Nov. 30 in Washington, D. C. The Fed unveiled a new game plan on Wednesday as it looks to tackle red-hot inflation. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation is still red hot, and it's forcing the Federal Reserve into a new game plan

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With inflation running hot, the Fed is expected to dole out some cold water

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Consumer prices were up 6.8% in November — the highest inflation in nearly 4 decades

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Higher costing meat and drinks on the menu at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which runs 60 dining outlets across the country — from high-end steakhouses to Molly Woo's Asian Bistro and El Segundo Mexican Kitchen. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants hide caption

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Inflation is red hot, soaring to 6.8% in November, the highest in nearly four decades

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Restaurants, like this McDonald's in Miami Beach, Fla., have been big engines of job growth. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Hiring slowed sharply in November, even before omicron, with 210,000 jobs added

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