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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3:51pm

Wed April 22, 2015
Business

Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:17 am

Federal regulators are considering whether to approve the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
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Officials of Comcast and Time Warner Cable met Wednesday with federal regulators to discuss the companies' proposed $45 billion merger. The deal would create a single company that would control large parts of the cable TV and broadband Internet markets.

A published report said recently that Justice Department staff members have decided to oppose the deal on antitrust grounds. But company officials are using a lot of firepower to get the deal approved.

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6:47am

Sun April 19, 2015
Europe

Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Originally published on Sun April 19, 2015 10:00 am

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4:51pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Asia

New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 11:54 pm

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (left) speaks during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Oct. 24, in Beijing.
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China says 57 countries have signed on as charter members of the new China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. They include some of the United States' closest allies, which added their names despite pressure from the White House not to join.

The Obama administration is concerned the new bank will compete with Western-led institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, but leaders of those institutions don't seem to be worried.

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3:13pm

Wed April 8, 2015
Business

Shell's Big Deal Could Shift Global Landscape Of Gas Business

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 5:23 pm

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4:07am

Thu April 2, 2015
Business

Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers To Rework Religious Liberty Bill

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 9:08 am

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