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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4:27pm

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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5:28pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Economy

Major Banks Agree To Pay More Than $5 Billion Over Currency Fixing

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 7:17 pm

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12:09pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Law

'Cartel' Of 4 Big Banks To Plead Guilty To Gaming The Exchange Rate

Four major banks — Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland — have agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and pay over $5 billion in fines. Officials say that traders from the banks, who allegedly called themselves "the cartel," used secret codes to manipulate the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Euros. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has taken the unusual step of tossing out what's called a deferred prosecution agreement against a fifth bank.

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5:16am

Fri May 15, 2015
Business

SEC Investigates Bogus Bid For Avon

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 7:57 am

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4:34pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Business

Verizon Buys AOL In $4.4 Billion Deal

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

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10:11am

Tue May 12, 2015
Business

Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

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5:19pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Business

Whole Foods To Open Lower-Cost Stores For Millennials

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 7:28 pm

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5:19pm

Fri May 1, 2015
All Tech Considered

The Annual Shareholders' Meeting Will Now Come To Order Online

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 9:18 pm

Dynegy is one of a growing number of companies to hold meetings online.
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The annual meeting is a staple of corporate life. It's a chance for even a small shareholder to take the measure of a company's managers, to ask a question or express a beef about a company actions.

But here's the dirty secret about shareholder meetings: Unless the company is huge or there's some controversy going on, hardly anyone shows up.

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4:24pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Business

SEC Proposes New Rules For Linking Executive Pay With Firm Performance

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 7:05 pm

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9:33am

Sat April 25, 2015
Business

Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 2:15 pm

A reporter stands outside the front door of a house registered to a trading company operated by Navinder Singh Sarao in Hounslow, west of London. on April 22, 2015. Sarao was arrested in connection with the Wall Street flash crash of 2010.
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It has been five years since the so-called flash crash on Wall Street raised big questions about computerized trading. What caused the flash crash has been a topic of debate ever since. U.S. officials revived the debate this week by arresting a little-known trader in London.

May 6, 2010 started out as an ordinary trading day on Wall Street. Then, at around 2:45 in the afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged nearly 600 points within the space of a few minutes, before correcting itself.

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