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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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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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Farida Mercedes and her two sons Sebastian, 5, (left) and Lucas, 7, stand in their backyard in Fairlawn, N.J. Mercedes left her job as an assistant VP of HR at L'Oreal in August after working there for 17 years. As hundreds of thousands of women dropped out of the workforce in September, Latinas led the way, leaving at nearly three times the rate of white women. Erica Seryhm Lee for NPR hide caption

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'My Family Needs Me': Latinas Drop Out Of Workforce At Alarming Rates

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A Look At President Trump's Trade Policies And Campaign Promises

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The Wealthy Getting Less Scrutiny On Taxes

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Should The Rising Federal Deficit Be Considered In Pandemic Relief Talks?

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Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center in Frankfort for help with their unemployment claims on June 19. New research shows savings built up by the jobless are starting to run out. John Sommers II/Getty Images hide caption

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'I'm Still Unemployed': Millions In Dire Situation As Savings Start To Run Out

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Pandemic Thins Out Savings Of Unemployed Americans

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Two American Professors Win Nobel Prize In Economics

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The Nobel Prize gold medal during manufacture at the Swedish Mint. Each laureate receives the medal, which has the likeness of Alfred Nobel on its face. Markus Marcetic/Courtesy of Myntverket (Swedish Mint) hide caption

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'Auctions Are Everywhere': 2020 Economics Nobel Goes To 2 Americans

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Stanford Professors Win Nobel In Economics For Understanding And Designing Auctions

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Americans Struggle To Make Ends Meet As Chaos Surrounds Talks For More Pandemic Aid

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