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scott horsley
12 hours ago:   Saturday Jul 31 - 8:09am
We had a great time hanging out with our DeWitt hosts, Ashtin and Tyler Trimble. Their delicious dinner last night and coffee and muffins this morning should keep us going the last 32 miles to the Mississippi River. https://t.co/OX1o4RxNUN


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scott horsley
22 hours ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 9:36pm
These roller bladers were amazing! https://t.co/Ga6vaNXo3Y


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scott horsley
23 hours ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 8:59pm
Near Calamus, Iowa. https://t.co/WWWNbAZfqj


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scott horsley
23 hours ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 8:39pm
I don’t want to discourage anyone from recording an NPR Politics Podcast time-stamp. But that’s how Ashtin Trimble wound up with a bunch of sweaty cyclists in her basement. Thanks to Ashtin and her husband Tyler for hosting the No Pie Refused/Groucho team in DeWitt tonight. https://t.co/CuYBf561lp


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 8:10pm
This vintage sheriff’s car, owned by Roger Kinney, has a working siren, which Kinney’s 9-year-old grandson Carter is happy to show off. https://t.co/1FKqA4BCeL


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 8:07pm
Chuy Lira of Boulder, Colorado has been waiting all week for a day that was cool enough to wear this. https://t.co/rmR3qNn9Oa


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 8:04pm
Danielle Hoskins of Coralville is right that PIE-owa has good pie. https://t.co/6zdmVsz9BK


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 8:00pm
Coming into Oxford Junction https://t.co/LhjfXq4pwU


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 7:59pm
Climbing Cobalt Hill. #IowaIsNotFlat https://t.co/9bI6se2nMy


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 7:58pm
Outside Hale, Iowa https://t.co/nc2t3M1UXT


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 7:58pm
We started this morning in Grant Wood country. https://t.co/S71i8cITLF


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday Jul 30 - 6:59am
Anamosa neighbors Phil and Rhonda Swanson and Brian and Angie Jess teamed up to host our group last night and it was great! We feasted on lasagne and pulled pork and some folks took a dip in the pool! This morning it’s on to DeWitt. https://t.co/SIiXV4SVkd


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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Thursday Jul 29 - 9:34pm
@bfmcallister Yep. I just happened to be there.

scott horsley
2 days ago:   Thursday Jul 29 - 7:42pm
Ten miles from Anamosa. https://t.co/iqXFTCN3fg


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scott horsley
2 days ago:   Thursday Jul 29 - 7:42pm
Near Central City, Iowa. https://t.co/CCqJBzJDPs


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scott horsley
2 days ago:   Thursday Jul 29 - 7:40pm
Our friend Michael Zimmerman of @RipRoarEvents introduced us to this hidden oasis—an abandoned quarry in Alice, Iowa. Just the spot for a cool dip on a hot day. https://t.co/pfonqWOqhy


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scott horsley
2 days ago:   Thursday Jul 29 - 7:37pm
GDP grew at an annual pace of 6.5% in the second quarter. Meanwhile, on RAGBRAI, riders are wearing money on their sleeves. https://t.co/yifxOnJoiL


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scott horsley
2 days ago:   Thursday Jul 29 - 6:35am
Many thanks to our terrific Waterloo hosts, Chris Schwartz and Logan Buckley, whose delicious dinner may have left us a little less hungry for the pie-eating contest last night — but SO worth it! Today, it’s on to Anamosa. https://t.co/mSTh1283NZ


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scott horsley
2 days ago:   Thursday Jul 29 - 6:34am
RT @bryonhoulgrave: Team NPR (No Pie Refused) met its Waterloo tonight in Waterloo, Iowa, during the annual Rhubarb Rumble pie eating contest between NPR and the @DMRegister held during #RAGBRAI. https://t.co/5ecVYB8pw6


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scott horsley
2 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 9:28pm
Another Silver Medal finish for the No Pie Refused team tonight in the pie-eating contest. Congratulations to the Des Moines Register team, who keep the Golden Roller trophy. And thanks to Try Pie bakery for the delicious strawberry rhubarb. https://t.co/IUK3iJK2Me https://t.co/C5pzDu94tR


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 6:31pm
A Presbyterian church posted a sign along the route today with a reminder that God loves us. One of my teammates muttered, “If God loves me, why doesn’t he give me a tailwind.” https://t.co/UWRQMisru1


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:30pm
Hey, bartender. https://t.co/ITi8xYw0Nf


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:30pm
Coming into Janesvile. https://t.co/K2eLYzYH04


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:28pm
Still plenty warm enough for a water slide or a dip in the pond. https://t.co/YnSaSztA59


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:27pm
Every cloud has a silver lining. We worried today about triple digit feels-like temps. But haze from western wildfires kept temperatures tolerable. https://t.co/spNFKPc2cu


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:23pm
How it started / How it’s going, beer garden edition. https://t.co/ZnGDLpv3Pc


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:22pm
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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:21pm
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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:21pm
Parkersburg, today’s meeting town, has no shortage of civic pride. https://t.co/KDXfoUGj56


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:19pm
Followed by piping hot coffee and breakfast wraps. https://t.co/2r7ycWjVZd


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:19pm
Ackley welcomed riders with a cool mist this morning. https://t.co/Z0pNzRAblN


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 5:15pm
I failed to label this lovely mural yesterday. It’s from Tuesday’s meeting town, Webster City. https://t.co/eRIHJnHdpb


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Wednesday Jul 28 - 6:59am
Such a treat to get a sneak peak at this morning’s Iowa Falls newspaper last night, thanks to our journalist hosts Sara and Tony Konrad Baranowski. Please support your local newspaper. https://t.co/n2LLyOFkaH


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 9:08pm
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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:24pm
@G_C_F Waterloo. 7 pm. Main Stage. We’re the warm up act for the Purple Experience. And if the No Pie Refused team wins, we’re going to party like it’s 1999.

scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:22pm
I mean THURSDAY. I’m on RAGBRAI time, which is fluid.

scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:18pm
Cell service in Iowa Falls is spotty, so I’m sending out tomorrow’s map tonight. 68 miles to Waterloo, where we’ll compete with the Des Moines Register team in our annual pie eating contest, Rhubarb Rumble VI: The Fast and the Flaky. Winner gets the Golden Roller trophy. https://t.co/IXH85MMgL9


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:08pm
Many thanks to our Iowa Falls hosts, Tony and Sara Konrad Baranowski. Always fun hanging out with fellow journalists.

scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:05pm
On the banks of the Iowa River in Alden. https://t.co/1m5CmYAz8H


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:04pm
Winds weren’t bad for most of the day, but they had their moments. https://t.co/nIWZsEoXDU


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:03pm
The iceman cometh. Demand is definitely outstripping supply during this sultry RAGBRAI week. https://t.co/RCQhhSUyTt


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 8:01pm
Giant delicious pickles in Duncombe. (Which reminds me, watch for second quarter GDP tomorrow.) https://t.co/QKS4wyiax5


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 7:59pm
Pedaling into Duncombe this morning. https://t.co/eZtK3y6lpI


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Tuesday Jul 27 - 7:02am
Thanks again to Rachell Swanson-Holm for the great hospitality, including letting us wash several loads of sweaty bike jerseys. Would love to stay but it’s time to get out of (Fort) Dodge and head for Iowa Falls, 55 miles away. https://t.co/3EukZtP5pH


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 8:46pm
We had a fabulous supper tonight in Fort Dodge, thanks to our host Rachell Swanson-Holm. And @titonka’s parents brought scotcharoos! https://t.co/ZSi4YiTUSd


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 8:38pm
Before she died in February, at age 101, Evelyn enjoyed a nightcap of Irish Cream. So we raised a toast to Evelyn tonight in celebration of a life well lived. https://t.co/38DqCQ2fQ9


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scott horsley
4 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 8:35pm
Our RAGBRAI team bus, the Evelyn-450, is named for legendary Iowa broadcaster and newspaper columnist Evelyn Birkby, who’s also mom to our Birkby teammates. https://t.co/x3zzDwIIUI


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scott horsley
5 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 5:24pm
RT @LukeLynch: Met @HorsleyScott and got this sweet button. A #RAGBRAI highlight for sure. #nopierefused https://t.co/xE1cD7LaUx


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scott horsley
5 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 5:22pm
And Mr. Pork Chop’s best for lunch. https://t.co/D4ovzRJI1N


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scott horsley
5 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 5:21pm
Followed by a little goat yoga. https://t.co/nBVfWKdZLL


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scott horsley
5 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 5:21pm
Breakfast pie in Lytton… https://t.co/i04iufrU2U


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scott horsley
5 days ago:   Monday Jul 26 - 7:12am
It’s going to be another hot one today. Fortunately, the mileage is a little shorter than yesterday. https://t.co/VMVAO5L5Lt


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scott horsley
5 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 11:02pm
Thanks again to Steve and Ree Irwin for opening their house in Sac City to us, and to Chad Elliott who kept us entertained on the mercifully shady back porch (shown here with NPR’s Les Cook). https://t.co/Hv9YYsbEXh


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scott horsley
5 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 8:50pm
@RachelOLindley @titonka In a barn in Shenandoah, Iowa.

scott horsley
5 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 8:47pm
We were introduced to the Irwins through the great work of @franknewsman at KCUR, showing once again that member station reporters are NPR’s secret sauce for covering every part of the country (and sometimes finding RAGBRAI hosts). https://t.co/S8uXNk6wx7

scott horsley
5 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 8:43pm
We’re enjoying more great Iowa hospitality in Sac City tonight with hosts Steve and Ree Irwin. The sign in their stairway is good advice for RAGBRAI, and a lot of things in life. https://t.co/g1JgUeVJ2Y


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 8:11pm
Concert in the back porch tonight in Sac City withChad Elliott https://t.co/eEOMsBFAKx


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 7:29pm
But nothing gets the taste of fatigue and heat exhaustion out of your mouth like (strawberry) rhubarb pie. Thanks to the good folks of Early for giving me the fuel to power through the last 9 or 10 miles. (The craft beer tent in Early helped as well.) https://t.co/UkaR1btcE3


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 7:23pm
This was a hot and muggy day. By about the 75 mile mark, I was running out of gas. https://t.co/4047vYX2pe


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 7:09pm
The No Pie Refused team and our sister team, the Grouchos, early this morning when we were still clean. https://t.co/yh7JCUnIck


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 7:43am
@agninri https://t.co/t4uZUgbLj6


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 7:08am
@RachelOLindley @titonka Does anyone really OWN a RAGBRAI bus? It belongs to all who ride it, in the flesh or in spirit. (But the horn music is the property of BJ Leiderman.)

scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 7:05am
Many thanks to our terrific hosts in Le Mars, Jon and Heidi Boehme, owners of Bellisimo Coffeeworks, for a wonderful welcome to RAGBRAI. And thanks to the folks at Rejoice Community Church for a delicious pulled pork supper. Sac City, here we come. https://t.co/0MkdQJtTPj


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Sunday Jul 25 - 7:05am
Gathering water at the source, near Little Sioux. https://t.co/VxFhIwbTlE


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scott horsley
6 days ago:   Saturday Jul 24 - 11:07pm
@Smithfam3310 @RAGBRAI_IOWA In Waterloo.

scott horsley
6 days ago:   Saturday Jul 24 - 11:01pm
Le Mars is a little distance from the Missouri River, so we brought some river water with us to christen the bike tires. https://t.co/oTQNSGBLmR


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 11:01pm
@apisMD1 @RAGBRAI_IOWA Look for me on the road! I’ll have a pocket full.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 11:00pm
@carmelHawker @RAGBRAI_IOWA We’ve got buttons and lip balm! Hit us up!

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 10:52pm
@Lukanen @RAGBRAI_IOWA This is #7 for me. Hope to see you on the road!

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 10:50pm
@onyourmarco @RAGBRAI_IOWA “Hi. Marc can’t take your call right now but leave a message at the beep..”. Look for me near the back of the pack and I’ll be ready to record.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 4:26pm
Dow closes above 35,000 for the first time as S&P 500 index and Nasdaq also end the week at record highs. Year to date: Dow up 14.6%; S&P 500 up 17.5%; Nasdaq up 15.1%. https://t.co/V5TfSUdz9W


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 2:14pm
@petpaula @RAGBRAI_IOWA What is it? https://t.co/roegsG5Mr0 To get your button, just grab a bike, come to Iowa, and look for the folks in the No Pie Refused (NPR) jerseys!

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 1:01pm
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 10:21am
Ready for @RAGBRAI_IOWA https://t.co/1qrMIc3RqA


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 9:57am
Thanks to strong demand in the U.S., cargo ships can charge more than 7 times as much to bring a container from Asia to the west coast as they can going the other way. It can be more profitable to race an empty container back to Asia than wait around for a container of U.S. goods https://t.co/SJMWE1sqDj


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Jul 23 - 9:54am
Cargo traffic jams are causing headaches for U.S. exporters as well as importers. Three out of four cargo containers leaving the port of Los Angeles last month were empty. https://t.co/6zw2Q2GMxS https://t.co/KrBr6tPYZv


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Jul 22 - 10:43am
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Jul 22 - 10:06am
@platopuppets Sorry. It IS confusing. State claims were up LAST week (ending 17 July). Total unemployment numbers are reported on a three-week delay, so reflect the week ending 3 July. They were down 1.2 M. About 80% of that drop was in states ending pandemic benefits early.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Jul 22 - 9:49am
Welcome home! https://t.co/w6nMx7YvSJ

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Jul 22 - 8:37am
The sharp drop in the number of people receiving some form of unemployment assistance reflects both an improving job market and the early termination of pandemic benefits in some states.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Jul 22 - 8:35am
State claims for unemployment rose sharply last week to 419,000. Claims under the federal program for gig workers and the self-employed also rose, to 110,000. As of 3 July, 12.5 million people were receiving some form of jobless aid--a drop of 1.2 million from the previous week.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jul 21 - 8:46pm
RT @LynnHorsley: Rite of summer, hatchling cardinals in the backyard, waiting to be fed https://t.co/aywgo0sjoo


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jul 20 - 5:35pm
Here's a story on Barrack from a couple of years ago. https://t.co/V82zVio76Z

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jul 20 - 5:34pm
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Monday Jul 19 - 1:57pm
The pandemic recession officially ended in April 2020. It lasted just two months, making it the shortest recession on record.https://t.co/jqWBENW5ro Declaring the recession over doesn't mean the economy had recovered then. It simply means it had hit bottom and started to rebound.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Monday Jul 19 - 10:36am
"The Daily Wire has turned anger into an art form and recycled content into a business model." https://t.co/I2w96DF2FB

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jul 16 - 2:23pm
@delong @nicolesjchung Hunter looks a lot like my dog Ribsy (left, w/ big sister Ellie) https://t.co/ZRvDsrxrCe


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jul 16 - 9:34am
Retail sales rose 0.6% last month. Details suggest consumers are spending less time at home as pandemic fears ease. More spending on new clothes and restaurant meals. Less on furniture and home improvement supplies. https://t.co/AP2I93zzG1

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jul 15 - 10:27pm
Rising inflation. The end of a long and costly war. And questions about America’s role in the world. This summer has strong echoes of another summer 50 years ago. And I had fun chatting about that with Jeffrey Garten, author of “Three Days at Camp David.” https://t.co/FEfXS7dEVG

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jul 15 - 5:41pm
RT @maggieNYT: Who says this website doesn’t periodically lend itself to periodically great journalism (also missed Van Zandt dissing this idiocy in the first place) https://t.co/yMfSjdvsvp

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jul 15 - 1:24pm
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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jul 15 - 12:28pm
@christoffler Can you shoot me an email? shorsley@npr.org

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jul 15 - 8:37am
New claims for unemployment dropped by 30k last week (26k state & 4k federal.) As of 26 June, 13.8 million people were receiving some jobless aid, down 372k from the previous week. That drop reflects an improving job market and the early end to pandemic benefits in more states.

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jul 15 - 7:05am
As we reported in January, factors include pandemic isolation, solo drug use, and the deadly spread of fentanyl. https://t.co/vDzDGBwFbX

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jul 15 - 7:03am
Drug overdoses killed more than 93,000 people in the U.S. last year—an increase of nearly 30% from 2019. https://t.co/JHVgOMUN54

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jul 14 - 7:01pm
@MatthewCappucci What about soybeans? With @RAGBRAI_IOWA approaching, this is crucial intel for the No Pie Refused team.

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jul 14 - 12:10pm
RT @world_affairs: In 1971, Nixon took us off the gold standard. Join us on Thursday, July 15 as Author Jeffrey Garten and NPR's @HorsleyScott discuss the decision that changed the course of financial history. https://t.co/O3uhDF7hNS https://t.co/yhySyJuMVI


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jul 13 - 4:17pm
RT @DonGonyea: Eat pork chop. Hydrate. Eat pie. Repeat. https://t.co/cTVk2r39kU

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jul 13 - 4:17pm
@jsbiff It can mean either. Some prices might fall. Others might simply level off. Either way, it puts the brakes on inflation.

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jul 13 - 1:03pm
RT @NPR: The COVID-19 outbreak in southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas has become the nation's largest — fueled by the delta variant and low vaccination rates. Missouri's 7-day average of new cases is up more than 150% from a month ago. In Arkansas, it's 287%. https://t.co/Bxf9XDweHs