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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4:29pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Europe

How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:14 pm

People wait in line to withdraw euros from an ATM after Greece closed its banks Monday in Athens.
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This story was updated at 7 p.m. ET.

The deadline passed Tuesday evening for Greece to make a key loan payment to the International Monetary Fund — putting it a step closer toward quitting the euro.

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4:25pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Latin America

Like Greece, Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico Needs A Fiscal Lifeline

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 4:52 am

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4:40pm

Mon June 22, 2015
Europe

EU Leaders Consider Economic Reform Proposal To Prevent Greek Default

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:32 pm

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3:59am

Mon June 22, 2015
Economy

Summit To Concentrate On Greece's Impending Deadline To Repay IMF Loan

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 5:54 pm

Demonstrators hold flags and banners during a protest march in solidarity with Greece in Brussels on Sunday. Heads of state in the eurozone will meet in Brussels on Monday for a special summit to discuss the financial crisis with Greece.
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European leaders hold an emergency summit in Brussels on Monday in an effort to prevent Greece from defaulting on its debts. Greece owes the International Monetary Fund $1.8 billion by the end of this month, and it needs Europe's help to make the payment. But the Athens government is refusing to commit to an economic overhaul package that officials are demanding.

Greece has come close to default many times before — only to work out a last-minute compromise with its creditors. This time, though, it faces much longer odds.

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4:11pm

Sun June 21, 2015
Europe

Will Monday's Greek Debt Talks Result In A Deal?

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 5:18 pm

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