Jim Zarroli Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.
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Jim Zarroli

Correspondent, Business Desk, New York

Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.

Over the years, he has reported on recessions and booms, crashes and rallies, and a long string of tax dodgers, insider traders, and Ponzi schemers. Most recently, he has focused on trade and the job market. He also worked as part of a team covering President Trump's business interests.

Before moving into his current role, Zarroli served as a New York-based general assignment reporter for NPR News. While in this position, he reported from the United Nations and was also involved in NPR's coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the London transit bombings, and the Fukushima earthquake.

Before joining NPR in 1996, Zarroli worked for the Pittsburgh Press and wrote for various print publications.

He lives in Manhattan, loves to read, and is a devoted (but not at all fast) runner.

Zarroli grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, in a family of six kids and graduated from Pennsylvania State University.

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Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a news conference in 1993. The patrician lawman, who a former aide said spent four decades "making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct," died Sunday. Marty Lederhandler/AP hide caption

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Germany's Largest Bank Announces Enormous Restructuring

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As Parts of California Flourish, The Imperial Valley Withers

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Graciela Panduro says she wants to work, but can't find a job. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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This California City Has The Nation's Worst Job Market: 'I'm Applying Everywhere'

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FedEx Pushes Back On Trump Administration's Efforts To Target Telecom Giant Huawei

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Businesses Ask That Latest Plan For U.S. Tariffs On China Be Scrapped

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Attacks On Tankers In Gulf Of Oman Send Oil Prices Up, Sharply

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The unemployment rate in the U.S. is the lowest it's been in 50 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 917: Quit Threat!

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Financial Markets Take A Tumble After Trump Threatens Tariffs On Imports From Mexico

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Tanisha Cortez waits on a table at a restaurant in Ames, Iowa. When the previous restaurant she worked for closed, Cortez applied to others and had job offers right away. Jobs are plentiful in Ames, a small city of more than 65,000 residents tucked amid farm fields north of Des Moines. Olivia Sun for NPR hide caption

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In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It

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Trump Loses Another Bid To Prevent Congress From Seeing His Financials

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A lot of Iowa business owners in towns like Mount Pleasant are facing chronic labor shortages. One solution is to encourage more outsiders to come to the state, including immigrants. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind

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Chinese shipping containers are stored at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, Calif. Americans, in bigger numbers than ever, like trade. But they also believe China doesn't play fair in trade. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Trump's Trade War, Americans Will Be Asked To Show Economic Patriotism

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U.S. Agrees To Drop Steel, Aluminum Tariffs On Mexico And Canada

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