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scott horsley
8 hours ago:   Monday Jan 25 - 6:32pm
Yellen confirmed, 84-15. https://t.co/36rQrlxmtX

scott horsley
12 hours ago:   Monday Jan 25 - 2:38pm
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden Administration will re-start efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. That effort began during the Obama administration but stalled under former President Trump. https://t.co/r11dUq7tsj

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 9:42pm
@SDBruins Thank you!

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 11:24am
The Labor Department says the share of workers who belong to a union inched up last year for the first time since 2008. The number of workers who belong to a union actually fell, but because many more non-union members lost jobs, the rate of unionization increased to 10.8%.

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 10:43am
@murmurghost Ribsy (right) showed his own pent-up demand for breakfast this morning on @UpFirst. He and Ellie are both members of WAG-AFTRA. https://t.co/WOF69aCNn9


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 10:37am
@juliapgoff Our pals at Marketplace have got you covered. https://t.co/8Y4FUxa8Ax

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 10:35am
@kaylacsosa @UpFirst Yes. Ribsy was showing his own pent-up demand for his morning walk and breakfast.

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 10:33am
The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously this morning to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary. A vote in the full Senate is expected as early as today. https://t.co/KaIFKiJbWX

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 6:01am
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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 11:28am
UPDATE: The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote Friday on Janet Yellen's nomination to serve as Treasury Secretary. A confirmation vote in the full Senate could come later that day. https://t.co/KaIFKiJbWX

scott horsley
4 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 10:39am
Mixed signals from today's unemployment claims probably say as much about the ebb and flow of government relief programs as the shape of the underlying job market. https://t.co/N1btxxNINx

scott horsley
4 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 8:37am
New claims for state unemployment benefits fell last week to 900,000. Claims under the newly-reinstated federal program for gig workers and the self-employed rose by 138,000 to 424,000. As of Jan 2, nearly 16 million people were receiving some form of jobless aid.

scott horsley
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:24pm
President Biden is not likely to treat the stock market as a personal scorecard, as his predecessor often did. But for what it's worth, all of the major market indexes closed at record highs on this first day of the Biden administration.

scott horsley
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 9:10am
San Diego now has TWO corrupt former Congressmen who've been pardoned by President Trump: Cunningham and former Rep. Duncan Hunter.

scott horsley
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 9:07am
Cunningham's crimes were first brought to light by a Pulitzer prize-winning team from the San Diego Union Tribune. It started as a real-estate story. Location, location, location. And the key location was Cunningham's seat on the House Appropriations Cte.https://t.co/z9OPyDFF63

scott horsley
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 9:04am
Among the brotherhood of grifters pardoned by President Trump is former San Diego Rep. Duke Cunningham, a former fighter pilot who took large bribes to steer taxpayer dollars to a defense contractor. Much of Cunningham's loot was auctioned off in 2006. https://t.co/oVA5uqlTu8

scott horsley
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 3:04pm
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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 1:18pm
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 18 - 10:03am
RT @EconoFactOrg: On this week’s episode of EconoFact Chats, host  Michael Klein is joined by four journalists, @greg_ip (@WSJ), @BCAppelbaum (@nytimes), @byHeatherLong (@WashingtonPost), and @HorsleyScott (@NPR) as they discuss the economic challenges facing the new administration and congress. https://t.co/9xw6w40tpL


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jan 15 - 9:23pm
RT @NPR: The National Rifle Association filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Texas on Friday as its current home, New York, pursues a fraud case against the organization. https://t.co/9j3fJ4oyWV

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jan 15 - 2:53pm
Congratulations to @asmamk and @scottdetrow whose tireless work covering the presidential campaign will be followed by even more tireless work on the White House beat, joining Tam, Ayesha, Franco, and Mara. https://t.co/wLMLqU7Pti

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jan 15 - 9:56am
@WarrenRifkin That's a good question. The president-elect's fact sheet is silent on the subject, but I assume it would be indexed. Indexing was part of a previous push under President Obama. Incidentally had the current federal minimum of $7.25 been indexed in 2009, it would be $8.77 today.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Jan 14 - 7:21pm
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Jan 14 - 8:38am
Sharp jump in new unemployment claims last week: State claims rose by 181K to 965K. Claims under the reinstated federal program for gig workers and the self-employed rose 123K to 284K. As of Dec 26, 18.4 million Americans were receiving some form of jobless aid.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 10:03pm
He got 4 and a half tonight on @npratc. Well worth a listen. https://t.co/cpEpBCByiX https://t.co/5kC7WY9iYj

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 3:02pm
RT @hansilowang: EXCLUSIVE: The Census Bureau has stopped trying to produce a count of unauthorized immigrants that President Trump requested to alter the census numbers used for reallocating congressional seats & Electoral College votes among the states, @NPR has learned https://t.co/0XoC1gDwTa

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 9:07pm
RT @hansilowang: Whistleblowers at the Census Bureau told the @CommerceOIG that Director Steven Dillingham, a Trump appointee, is trying to rush out a data report about noncitizens that would be "statistically indefensible" and could "tarnish" the bureau's reputation. https://t.co/EBTsITX3hl

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 3:03pm
Business lobby takes President Trump to task for his role in fueling last week's riot at the Capitol. https://t.co/QrXdE56v0Z https://t.co/QfJHCBZOD4


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 10:01am
RT @Fahrenthold: UPDATED: On January 6, Trump Org had 1 major golf championship and hopes of landing another. Today, both are gone. The @pga pulled its '22 championship, and the British Open folks say they're not going to a Trump course for the foreseeable future. https://t.co/41ApaSAnIf

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Jan 10 - 3:14pm
RT @nprpolitics: Recalling Nazis From His Childhood, Arnold Schwarzenegger Decries The Capitol Assault https://t.co/xJMHAuf86v

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 8:21pm
@titonka @ajawilliams09 And to be clear, “care-giving roles” are at least partially a function of culture, and could potentially evolve over time.

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 8:03pm
@titonka @ajawilliams09 I suspect it’s largely a function of pandemic selection. Hard hit industries like restaurants employ lots of women, whereas male-dominated field such as construction and manufacturing are relatively unscathed. But care-giving roles may be a factor as well. https://t.co/uUtTfpNHps

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 6:34pm
RT @nprpolitics: #BREAKING: Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump's account "due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 3:27pm
@scottdetrow I have almost thawed out from the 2009 inauguration. https://t.co/COpJRzaSbW


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 3:17pm
@scottdetrow So far, it's looking pretty good. Though of course a lot can happen between now and then, weatherwise and otherwise. https://t.co/xXwMIBRnpS


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 10:57am
Not sure who's running this account, since the last member of President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers resigned after Wednesday's riot. But the argument that government shutdowns, as opposed to a runaway pandemic, are responsible for December's dismal job market, is false. https://t.co/Br42vyXlzS

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 8:37am
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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 3:24pm
The Treasury Department and IRS say they've begun sending out 8 million pandemic relief payments this week by prepaid debit card. That's in addition to the $600 payments going out by direct deposit and paper check. (Watch for a white envelope with a Treasury Department seal.)

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 2:03pm
@tylerpager @crampell I hope he got the right number. https://t.co/omIv3J7wMq

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 12:34pm
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Trump administration tariff on French handbags and cosmetics set to take effect yesterday has been suspended indefinitely. (Cognac still in the crosshairs next week, though.) https://t.co/dozcg9KzzX https://t.co/2gIN4eoQ05

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 9:41am
The U.S. trade deficit in November topped $68 billion. Imports from China are clogging west coast ports. But more than two out of three cargo containers are going back across the pacific empty. https://t.co/A0RTYGeLcw

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 8:45am
Christmas has come and gone, but the traffic jam at west coast cargo ports continues. https://t.co/A0RTYGeLcw https://t.co/Z4xSYb50UM


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 8:35am
New claims for unemployment benefits dipped last week. State claims declined slightly to 787,000. Claims under the federal program for gig workers and the self-employed dropped to 161,000. As of Dec. 19, more than 19 million people were receiving some form of jobless aid.

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 7:14am
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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 6 - 9:37am
The Trump administration will be out the door in a couple of weeks, but there's still time to add a few more tariffs. https://t.co/MMnNG2OiYh

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jan 5 - 5:38pm
RT @SeanPowersGPB: Just got this message from upper management of Georgia Public Broadcasting (where I work): https://t.co/kZsdx8jm3F


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 4 - 8:49pm
@atthebeach9 @kairyssdal https://t.co/eWYuAAfygh


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 4 - 8:14pm
Statement from the Business Roundtable: https://t.co/IDg07JigGI


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Sunday Jan 3 - 1:26pm
And Lamar Alexander, one of the few GOP senators who opposed Shelton, has now retired. https://t.co/Qusy91pnyD

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 1 - 10:47am
RT @davejorgenson: (406/?) https://t.co/sV5mtX7MYi


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 31 - 5:57pm
@ChadBown Oddly enough, that’s my plan too https://t.co/Zya3Phhdpg


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 31 - 9:34am
The COVID relief bill also extends two emergency jobless programs into the New Year. As of mid-December, those programs were helping more than 13 million people.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 31 - 8:37am
New claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 19k last week to 787K. Claims under the federal program for gig workers, etc. dropped 88k to 308K. As of Dec 12, 19M+ people were receiving jobless aid and should collect an extra $300/week under the new COVID relief bill.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Dec 30 - 5:34pm
@civildiscourse7 The debate over which kind of relief is best was more important 2 weeks ago, when every dollar in direct payments came at the expense of some other kind of aid to keep the total pricetag under $900B as GOP was demanding. Less critical now that any pmt would be over and above that

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Dec 30 - 5:30pm
@civildiscourse7 Many struggling families would undoubtedly find a $2000 per person payment useful. The criticism is that it's not targeted to those most in need, and the substantial cost (about $435 billion more than the existing, $600 payments) might be better spent elsewhere.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Dec 29 - 8:21pm
The Treasury Department says pandemic relief payments of $600 will begin going out via direct deposit as early as tonight. The first paper checks will be mailed tomorrow. https://t.co/9XQvzFDZPt

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Dec 29 - 2:13pm
RT @MorningEdition: If we could be at a karaoke bar celebrating @nprgreene's last day on Morning Edition, we would be. But virtual karaoke to his favorite @tobykeith song will have to do. https://t.co/Vz77jV7QCV

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Dec 29 - 1:02pm
It may still take time for states to catch up, and some benefits may have to be paid retroactively. But workers will not lose eligibility for the week.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Dec 29 - 12:51pm
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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Dec 29 - 12:51pm
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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Dec 29 - 12:42pm
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Labor Department says jobless workers should NOT miss a week's unemployment benefits, nor get a week less of the supplemental $300 benefit. Those losses had been feared as a result of the president's delay in signing the new coronavirus relief measure. https://t.co/7zAgWXNTZC

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 8:09pm
We’re reluctantly crowdsourcing a new Twitter handle for @nprgreene for his post public radio gig. Ideas welcome. Sadly @BigSexy is already taken. https://t.co/lNDwfkTpI2 https://t.co/McchO7FAjj

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 7:42pm
RT @DonGonyea: So please tune in tomorrow for @nprgreene on his final NPR broadcast on @MorningEdition. If only we could gather to give him the kind of send off he deserves. https://t.co/4eSNv0ZQmy

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 4:59pm
@ahomsher Thanks for the note. I didn't mean to suggest that earlier direct payments weren't helpful. Just not as targeted as other kinds of relief such as unemployment insurance, food stamps, etc. https://t.co/F2LRV8jQj8


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scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 11:22am
@MissLettaC I'd like to talk with you for an radio story about the new relief bill. Please email me at shorsley@npr.org and let me know the best telephone number to reach you.

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 11:18am
@jujublue_fu I'd like to talk to you for a radio story on NPR. Please email me at shorsley@npr.org with the best telephone number to reach you.

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 11:07am
@KSkipperFoster They all stimulate the economy. But SNAP, jobless benefits, aid to cities and states, other programs offer more bang for the buck than direct payments, simply because they're more targeted and more of the money gets spent. https://t.co/2Vpt0VJTFo


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scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 10:20am
@esteramyfischer I'd like to talk with you for a radio story. Please email me at shorsley@npr.org and let me know a good telephone number to reach you.

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 10:18am
@ChocoMeditator I'd like to talk with you for a radio story. Please email me at shorsley@npr.org and let me know a good telephone number to reach you.

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 10:18am
@SMPHOLMES2021 I'd like to talk with you for a radio story. Please email me at shorsley@npr.org and let me know a good telephone number to reach you.

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 9:50am
RT @markberman: how is Margalit Fox *so* good at this https://t.co/l75fvzVWlG https://t.co/YwP0KbEzZu


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scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Monday Dec 28 - 6:34am
@jpressler Petula Clark’s “Downtown”. h/t @radiobigtex

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Sunday Dec 27 - 8:30pm
By signing the COVID relief bill and related spending package, Pres. Trump has averted a government shutdown. But his cliffhanger delay has already cost millions of jobless Americans a week of unemployment benefits. And it will cost millions more a week's $300 supplement.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Dec 25 - 4:33pm
@stashgong The Saint Nick of Time

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Dec 24 - 10:19pm
Thank you to the 500,000 men & women of the US Postal Service, who faced heavy challenges this year but still gave Santa a hand and made this a happier holiday for a lot of long-distance families like mine. (And for those still waiting, patience please!) https://t.co/zGKfYDRRER

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 7:44pm
RT @NPR: BREAKING: President Trump has pardoned former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, longtime ally Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father-in-law of Ivanka Trump. https://t.co/58i6k0wOnd

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 3:49pm
@GenYGodY1 @pgogoi @NPR It’s a full-time UNION job.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 2:41pm
RT @pgogoi: We are hiring!! It's an amazing @NPR beat: Labor & Workplace reporter, who'll cover the rise of the gig workforce, labor activism, the wage gap by gender, race and education & more…stories that are central to American life https://t.co/dshHdxFOLP

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 2:30pm
RT @ChadBown: NEW: With eleven months of 2020 now in the books, China has purchased only slightly more than half of the US exports Trump pledged it would buy all of this year under his Phase One deal. (Official November US trade data released today.) https://t.co/L2Be1ozw68

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 9:17am
New jobless claims dipped last week to 803k (state) and 397k (federal program for gig workers etc.) As of Dec 5, about 14 million people were getting help from emergency programs that expire Saturday unless the new relief bill becomes law. (Claims data are a day early bc of Xmas)

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 9:11am
Personal income fell 1.1% last month, largely because of declining government relief payments (PPP, farm aid, supplemental unemployment) which was only partially offset by rising wage income in the services sector. Might be a good time for some additional pandemic relief. https://t.co/AkN3yaNJ2T

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 8:22am
RT @nprpolitics: President Trump called the coronavirus relief deal a "disgrace" in part because of what he called "ridiculously low" direct payments ($600) — despite the fact that it was Republicans who stood in the way of higher payments for months. https://t.co/iViVbkcnFw

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 8:19am
NPR’s coverage of the crimes of former Reps. Duncan Hunter https://t.co/r0XpMqQSe4 and Chris Collins https://t.co/vWH7jnFV1A who were pardoned last night by President Trump. Both lawmakers were early supporters of Trump’s 2016 campaign.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 6:58am
Wheels Come Off For Bus Companies Even As Air Travel Picks Up - https://t.co/HtmBnGdSHe

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 21 - 2:01pm
Not many employers opted into President Trump’s “tax holiday,” which was really a tax boomerang, knowing employees would have to pay the money back next year. But some did including much of the federal govt. https://t.co/9nlr6pbfAu

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 21 - 2:00pm
The big new spending bill offers some help to employees who took advantage of the “payroll tax holiday” this fall. They still have to repay all the deferred taxes, but can stretch those payments over the next 12 months rather than 4, reducing the hit to take-home pay this winter

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Dec 18 - 9:05pm
FDA Authorizes Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use : Coronavirus Updates - https://t.co/XInax3pTph

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Dec 18 - 9:34am
@nickfountain If you look closely, you can see the scars of the Great Play-Doh Recession of the last decade.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Dec 17 - 8:53pm
@goobyman @titonka And speaking of pie cherries... https://t.co/EP9LGNLT0S

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Dec 17 - 8:51pm
@goobyman @titonka As I once told the lady behind the counter at Furr’s Cafeteria, “I know a little boy who loves cherry pie. And that little boy is me.” (That was a long time ago. But I still love cherry pie.) https://t.co/yUDQOpJ3b7


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1 month ago:   Thursday Dec 17 - 10:03am
Republican negotiators reportedly want to whittle that extension down from 16 weeks to 10 to accommodate direct payments while keeping the total pricetag to $900B. Sausage-making is subjective, but that recipe substitutes sugar and corn filler for high-protein beef. https://t.co/NoUrXnnLXy


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1 month ago:   Thursday Dec 17 - 8:35am
Unemployment claims jumped again last week, as the pandemic raged. State claims rose to 885K, while claims from gig workers etc. jumped to 455K. As of Nov 28, 14 million people were relying on emergency benefits that Congress is set to extend as part of a last-minute relief deal.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 15 - 3:05pm
RT @nprpolitics: Buttigieg, one of Biden's former rivals in the Democratic presidential primary, is the first openly LGBTQ person to be nominated for a permanent cabinet position. https://t.co/3Iq02O8pJn

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 15 - 10:44am
Last week, a group of House Republicans warned the Fed to proceed cautiously in this area. They argue that assessing climate risk is difficult, and worry that it could jeopardize bank financing for fossil fuel industries. https://t.co/MqXff1Har1

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 15 - 10:39am
The Federal Reserve has formally joined an international group of central bankers and bank regulators, trying to address the risks that a changing climate could pose to the financial system. https://t.co/X33qwbx37j

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 14 - 5:07pm
@jessi_cottrell Thank you!

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 14 - 7:14am
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Dec 12 - 9:38pm
@TexasTribAbby Had to take a nap this afternoon so I can stay up. “So you’re scared and you’re thinking that maybe we ain’t that young any more. Show a little faith. There’s magic in the night.”

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Dec 12 - 4:47pm
RIP Charley Pride. https://t.co/ujaAWjDyn4


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Dec 11 - 10:32pm
FDA OKs Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Use : Coronavirus Updates - https://t.co/LiVcwJXhbm