Jim Zarroli

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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4:08pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Economy

Greeks Still Face Transaction Limits After Banks Reopen

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 8:36 pm

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4:47pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Parallels

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 4:03 pm

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a new bailout.
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Whatever comes of the latest bailout plan for Greece, it may not be enough to save the country's economy, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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3:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
U.S.

Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:30 pm

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And more now on Scott Walker's tenure as governor of Wisconsin. Since he took office, unemployment in his state has fallen and growth has resumed. But critics say Wisconsin's rebound is less impressive than it might seem. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

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4:25pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Parallels

Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:31 pm

Pensioners queue outside a national bank branch in Athens on Thursday. Greek banks are running out of cash and the situation poses further danger to the economy, analysts say.
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As they rapidly run out of cash, Greece's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position.

For months, as this crisis has intensified people have been slowly withdrawing their money. The banks have been able to do business only because of emergency loans from the European Central Bank.

But when Greece missed a payment to the International Monetary Fund this week, the ECB decided not to lend any more money.

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10:17am

Thu July 2, 2015
Economy

In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

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