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Jeremy Hobson is the former host of  Marketplace Morning Report.

Hobson started at Marketplace in 2007 as a reporter based in Washington, D.C.  He later covered Wall Street and its impact on ordinary Americans for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau. He started reporting from New York one week before Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.  Hobson hosted Marketplace Morning Report from 2011 through 2013.

Before joining Marketplace, Hobson frequently found himself in the right place at the right time when it came to big stories: He was calling Florida precincts for NPR’s 2000 election coverage, he was working for Boston’s WBUR during the Boston Catholic Church Sex Abuse scandal, and he was an intern for NPR’s Guy Raz in Turkey at the start of the Iraq War. In addition to those roles, Hobson has worked as producer for NPR’s All Things Considered, Day to Day and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! He has also worked as a host and reporter for public radio stations WILL Urbana, WCAI Cape Cod and WRNI Providence.

Hobson’s radio career began in earnest at the age of nine when he started contributing to a program called Treehouse Radio.  Hobson is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Illinois Laboratory High School. He lives in New York and enjoys hiking, traveling and extremely spicy foods.

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Features by Jeremy Hobson

In defense of payday lenders

A payday lender from Kansas City, Missouri, says his business is fair, just do the math.
Posted In: payday loans, Personal Finance

PODCAST: Clothes go postal

Housing dips but still comes in strong, a new ad campaign for NASCAR, how to protect yourself from restaurant tip theft, and USPS launches a new clothing line.

Office Depot, meet OfficeMax

This morning, OfficeMax and Office Depot confirmed that they're merging to better compete in the marketplace.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, office depot, staples, Retail

Real estate comeback slows, but optimism remains

The pace of home building slowed in January, falling 8.5 percent from December. Despite the decrease, January was still the third best month for house construction since 2008.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, Retail

PODCAST: Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Office Depot and OfficeMax may team up to combat Staples, what caused community banks in Georgia to go under, and a haunted mirror in London.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Bailout risk is still present

Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the State of New York, says not enough has changed on Wall Street since the period before 2008.
Posted In: New York, Eric Schneiderman, credit agencies, S&P

PODCAST: Savings speak, Under Armour chic

Why Carnival Cruise passengers may have a tough time suing the company, a makeover for Under Armour, and does the language you speak affect your savings?

U.S. production falls, Chevy Silverado stalls

The Federal Reserve said this morning that production at U.S. factories declined last month after two months of gains. Industrial production fell by 0.4 percent.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Auto, chevrolet

Does the language you speak affect how much you save?

An economics professor at Yale has found the way a speaker uses the future tense can affect their likelihood of saving.
Posted In: retirement savings, Economics, behavioral economics

Apple stock slide: Much ado about Wall Street

While the Dow has been inching toward a record high, Apple's stock has taken a significant dive.
Posted In: apple, stock market, Tech

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