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Jim Zarroli

Reporter, Business, New York

Jim Zarroli is a business reporter for NPR News, based at NPR's New York bureau.

He covers economics and business news including fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve, the job market and taxes

Over the years, he's reported on recessions and booms, crashes and rallies, and a long string of tax dodgers, insider traders and Ponzi schemers. He's been heavily involved in the coverage of the European debt crisis and the bank bailouts in the United States.

Prior to moving into his current role, Zarroli served as a New York-based general assignment reporter for NPR News. While in this position he covered the United Nations during the first Gulf War. Zarroli added to NPR's coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the London transit bombings and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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

Zarroli graduated from Pennsylvania State University.

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February Employment Report Offers A Mixed Picture Of The Job Market

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A truck passes a stack of China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Georgia on July 5, 2018. The U.S. goods trade deficit with China hit a record $419.2 billion in 2018. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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A worker helps load steel rods April 6, 2016, at a plant in Tangshan, in China's Hebei province. China's government plays a powerful role in how its businesses operate — giving them preferential treatment over their rivals. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Close Government-Business Ties Are A Key Challenge In U.S. Trade Talks

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The U.S. economy grew 2.9 percent last year, just missing President Trump's 3-percent target. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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U.S. Economy Grew 2.9 Percent In 2018, Just Below Trump's Target

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer discusses the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin look on Oct. 1, 2018. Lighthizer is now the chief U.S. negotiator in trade talks with China. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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'Expect Change': Robert Lighthizer Is Trump's Hardball-Playing China Trade Negotiator

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David Malpass, a conservative with longstanding ties to President Trump, has been nominated to run the World Bank, which he has criticized. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Trump Nominates Outspoken Critic David Malpass To Head World Bank

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Fed Changes Course, Holds Off On Raising Interest Rates

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China's Slowing Economy Could Give U.S. An Advantage In Trade Talks

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Ashtabula, Ohio, was a thriving factory town in the 1950s, with a busy port where freighters brought iron ore to be used in the steel mills of Pennsylvania. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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For One Ohio Town, Trump's Trade Policies Bring Uncertainty And Hope

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A sign at the entrance of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., says the museum will reopen Tuesday. The shutdown reduced federal spending by $18 billion, although most of that will be recouped now that the government has reopened, according to a new report. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Government Shutdown Causing Far Greater Damage To Economy Than Previously Estimated

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President Trump appears on a monitor in the Press Briefing Room of the White House on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

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A section of the reinforced U.S.-Mexico border fence in the Otay Mesa area, San Diego County, is seen from Tijuana in Mexico. President Trump says a border wall made of steel would help American steel companies. Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Sees Border Wall As Another Boost For U.S. Steel Industry

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Indications Of China's Slowing Economic Growth Concern U.S. Investors

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Tech Stocks Have Taken A Beating This Year, And The Effects Have Been Far-Reaching

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