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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

PODCAST: Cyprus tax, gambling tacks

An unusual bailout agreement in Cyprus calls for taxes on bank deposits. And, the Borgata casino in Atlantic City tries make customers more comfortable with online gambling.

PODCAST: Whale watch, medical match

Washington goes 'Whale' watching. Will President Obama's second term have a greener tint? And a generation of medical school students learn how to huddle.

U.S. factories kick into a higher gear

U.S. industrial production rose 0.7 percent last month. The growth, the greatest in three months, was led by strong manufacturing output.
Posted In: manufacturing, production

Samsung Galaxy S4 leads the Android pack, challenges Apple

Samsung unveiled its new smartphone, the Galaxy S4, last night in New York. The phones will start shipping at the end of April and have a slew of new features, including one that is raising some eyebrows, literally.
Posted In: samsung, iPhone, smartphone, mobile

PODCAST: Shark fight, inflation lite

Samsung looks to challenge Apple's cool-factor. Prices are up, should we be worried about inflation? And, new restrictions on shark fishing.

PODCAST: Retail sales grow, cybersecurity limbo

Retail sales sprout a surprise bump. Zara-owner Inditex turns fast-fashion into big profits. And President Obama enlists corporate CEO's to help protect against hacking.

In February retail sales bump, wealth effect trumps payroll tax

Retail sales ticked up by 1.1 percent last month according to the Commerce Department. The growth was better than expected, despite higher gas prices and the payroll tax increase that went into effect at the beginning of the year.
Posted In: Retail, retail sales, payroll tax

PODCAST: Mega commuter, budget suitor

Washington kicks off a big budget week, but will the stalemate break? The cost of recusals at the SEC. And attack of the mega-commuters.

PODCAST: Whole Foods GMO, 'Patch' day tomorrow

Get ready for Patch Tuesday, a new software holiday of sorts from Microsoft. Japan marks two year anniversary of the tsunami. And Whole Foods plans to label all genetically modified foods in its stores by 2018.

PODCAST: Jobs bloom, local farms struggle to get startup vroom

Global stocks reach a five-year high while U.S. unemployment falls to a four-year low. And, while more consumers want to buy food from small, local farms, those types of growers are having a hard time getting start-up money.

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