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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4:06am

Thu December 11, 2014
Politics

Pension Deal In Spending Bill Will Cut Benefits Before Safety Net Fails

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 7:13 am

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4:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
Business

Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:46 am

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Wall Street bankers faced questions before Congress yesterday.

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They're executives from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase.

RATH: And they defended their banks in front of a Senate investigator.

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3:27pm

Wed November 19, 2014
Business

1 Million American Pension Plans Could Be Insolvent In 10 Years

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 5:16 pm

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3:21pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Business

Business Leaders Hope Shifts In Congress Will Bring Tax Reform

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:23 am

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3:57am

Fri October 31, 2014
Parallels

Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 9:46 am

A farmer protesting falling prices dumps cauliflower in front of the prefecture building of Saint-Brieuc in northwestern France as police look on Sept. 24.
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Growth is slowing all over the world right now, and that's especially true in Europe. Much of the continent is on the brink of another recession, and even the German economy is sputtering to a halt.

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are actually experiencing deflation — a broad drop in incomes and asset values. It's a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

Europe's long, slow economic downturn has taken its toll on Javier Oroz Rodriguez, who owns a butcher shop in downtown Madrid.

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