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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11:17am

Thu July 2, 2015
Economy

In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

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2:22am

Thu July 2, 2015
Economy

Jobs Report Expected To Show 'Stronger Momentum' In Economy

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 8:16 am

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls in June. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

Because of the Independence Day holiday, the unemployment report is being released on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET. It is normally issued on a Friday.

The U.S. economy slowed a lot over the winter, but as the weather has improved so has the job market. On Wednesday, the payroll processing company ADP said private employers added about 237,000 jobs in June — the biggest gain since December.

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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Europe

How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:39 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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5:43pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Latin America

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

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:52 am

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11:27pm

Sun June 28, 2015
The Two-Way

Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:46 pm

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla in April delivered his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan.
Ricardo Arduengo AP

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

"Puerto Rico faces hard times," says the report which was commissioned by the Government Development Bank and written by three former and current International Monetary Fund economists. It is to be released on Monday.

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6:18pm

Tue June 23, 2015
The Salt

As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 2:54 pm

Product developer Erin Schutt was part of a team that came up with a new line of frozen vegetables for General Mills' Green Giant brand.
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It's not just the Lucky Charms that are getting a makeover at General Mills. The company's announcement Monday that it is removing artificial colors and flavors from its cereal line is part of a much bigger overhaul at the food giant.

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4:35am

Mon June 22, 2015
Economy

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

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:54 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.
Virginia Mayo AP

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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5:09pm

Sun June 21, 2015
Europe

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

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 6:18 pm

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6:40pm

Thu June 11, 2015
U.S.

U.S. Export-Import Bank Targeted By Conservatives

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 7:48 pm

A Boeing 737 at the company's factory in Renton, Wash. Foreign airlines that want to buy Boeing planes often do so with loans underwritten by the Export-Import Bank.
Saul Loeb AP

Republicans are often seen as the party of business. So it's a little ironic that some of the most vocal opposition to the Export-Import Bank comes from conservative Republicans, such as Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

"If we're ever going to get rid of all the corporate connectedness, all the corporate welfare, you've got to start with the most egregious one and the most obvious one and that's the Export-Import Bank," he says.

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4:27pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Business

Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55 Billion

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 6:17 am

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