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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10:54pm

Fri July 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 12:48 pm

In a setback for the Obama administration, talks aimed at setting up a major free-trade zone among 12 Pacific Rim countries — the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership — have ended without success.

Although U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said "significant progress" had been made at this week's talks in Maui, Hawaii, and officials promised to reconvene at some future date, big differences remain among the participating countries.

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4:09pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Parallels

For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:36 pm

A worker picks clingstone peaches in Greece. Most of the country's farms are small and family owned. Production costs can be high, and Greek farmers have had trouble competing internationally.
Konstantinos Tsakalidis Bloomberg via Getty Images

Nick Lapatas spent 18 years living in Chicago. Then he returned home to Greece and bought a small farm. Today he and his son sell tomatoes in an open-air market in Athens. Despite the depressed economy and cheaper imports from Bulgaria and Albania, he's doing OK.

"I don't know how, but we are making some money," he says. "Now, what is going to happen a month from now, I don't know."

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4:49pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Parallels

Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:09 pm

A shop owner arranges his goods in central Athens on Monday. Greek banks have reopened, but capital controls remain in place.
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This week the Greek Parliament approved a set of reforms it hopes will lead a new bailout. The country remains under strict capital controls that bar people from sending money abroad. In a country that imports much of what it uses and eats, that's having a debilitating effect on the economy.

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5:12am

Wed July 22, 2015
Europe

Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:47 am

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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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