Jim Zarroli Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.
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On the day of the Lion Air crash, Verian Utama (left) was traveling on the flight with a former pro rider named Andrea Manfredi (right), a friend who also perished. Courtesy of Verian Utama's family hide caption

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For Family Of A Lion Air Crash Victim, 'The Happiness Is Gone'

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Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell (left), National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel, appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee on commercial airline safety on Wednesday to discuss two recent Boeing 737 Max crashes. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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FAA Head Defends Agency Actions Following Recent Air Disasters

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News Brief: FAA Head On Capitol Hill, Jussie Smollett

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Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, has joined the president in criticizing the Federal Reserve. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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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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