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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China Has A Lot At Stake As Attacks In Persian Gulf Rise

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Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren say corporate America has put profits before workers by shifting jobs to other countries. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Has Stolen Democrats' Playbook On Trade

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T. Boone Pickens, Legendary Texas Oilman, Dies At 91

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The pound was long the symbol of Britain's economic might. The chaos surrounding the country's 2016 decision to leave the European Union has sent the currency falling sharply. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Like The Empire Itself, The British Pound Is Not What It Used To Be

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Visitors look at a Cadillac Escalade at the China Auto Show in Beijing in 2018. For General Motors, China is a bigger market than the United States. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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U.S. Companies In China Get Caught In The Trade War Crossfire

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Trump Lashes Out, 'Orders' All U.S. Companies To Move Out Of China

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How China's Retaliatory Tariffs May Impact The U.S. Economy

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Is The U.S. Economy Strong Enough To Withstand Another Slowdown Or Recession?

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Steven Hoffenberg was arrested by FBI agents in Arkansas in 1996, after regulators accused him of defrauding investors. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Jeffrey Epstein's Former Business Associate: I Want To Assist Victims

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U.S. stocks nosedived Monday as China's currency fell sharply and raised fears that the U.S.-China trade war would keep escalating. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Stock Markets Take Another Hit As The Trade War With China Heats Up

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News Brief: More China Tariffs, FBI Questions Americans Who Studied In China

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A container ship sits in a berth at the Port of Oakland in California last year. President Trump announced additional tariffs on imports from China on Thursday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing 737 Max airplanes are stored in an area adjacent to Boeing Field last month in Seattle. Airlines around the world are cutting flights because of the grounding of the plane. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing 737 Max Grounding Takes Toll On Airlines And Passengers

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