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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The government shortfall for the fiscal year that just ended is far greater than was seen during the height of the Great Recession. The national debt now exceeds the size of the U.S. economy. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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What Banks' 3rd-Quarter Reports Might Reveal About The State Of The U.S. Economy

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Morris Pearl, a former managing director at the investment giant BlackRock, is a member of Patriotic Millionaires, a group that advocates for a more equitable tax system. Elias WIlliams hide caption

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He's Part Of The 1%. And He Thinks His Taxes Aren't High Enough

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Traders gather on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on Sept. 30. Major U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday after President Trump said he'd be willing to consider economic relief measures. Trump earlier had called off such talks with lawmakers. Courtney Crow/AP hide caption

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A compilation of screenshots of text messages sent by President Trump's campaign to Jennifer Stromer-Galley, a professor at Syracuse University. Jennifer Stromer-Galley hide caption

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Getting Lots Of Political Messages On Your Phone? Welcome To 'The Texting Election'

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Stocks slumped after President Trump called on his negotiators to stop trying to reach a coronavirus relief deal with Democrats until after the election. The tweet from Trump dashed market hopes for near-term economic aid from Congress. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The stock market fell after President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus at a time when investors were already getting concerned about the pace of the economic recovery and the lack of a new stimulus bill from Congress. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test Result Roils Financial Markets

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In Real Estate, Tax Credits And Loopholes Are Common

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'New York Times' Reports Trump Paid Little In Federal Income Taxes

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The office of Capital Area Food Bank stands empty in Washington in March. Many companies across the country have adopted work-from-home policies, raising concerns among some employers that some of the office buzz is gone. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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JPMorgan Chase Recalls Some Employees Back To The Office

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Stocks Plunge As Investors Become Less Optimistic About Economic Recovery

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Bobby Parker, showing off his tattoo that reads "Only God Can Judge Me," says he had to sleep outside when he was locked out of his New Orleans home. Katy Reckdahl hide caption

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Thrown Out Of Home, At A Time When A Roof Is More Important Than Ever

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Citigroup appointed Jane Fraser as its next CEO, making her the first woman to lead a major U.S. bank. She will replace Michael Corbat, who will step down in February. Julian Restrepo/Citigroup via AP hide caption

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