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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

Sequester will seriously damage job growth: Obama economic adviser

Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, breaks down the latest jobs report and shares his thoughts on the sequestration.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, Obama, sequester

Unemployment falls to four-year low

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 236,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, its lowest point in four years.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Unemployment falls to 7.7%, 236,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 236,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, beating analyst expectations.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, jobs report

PODCAST: NYSE on top, Nasdaq what's up?

The Dow stayed in record territory this morning after strong jobs data from the Labor Department. As home prices rise, construction and building supply chains do to. And, is the Nasdaq feeling left out?

Unemployment claims drop to five-year low

The Dow is still in record territory in early trading this morning. The surge comes on the heels of strong jobs data from the Labor Department, which show applications for unemployment benefits have fallen to a five-year low.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Unemployment, italy

PODCAST: Dow highs, Chavez's legacy

The Dow posted another record high this morning. What is Hugo Chavez's economic legacy? And BNSF Railway is announcing that it’s trying a new experiment -- running some of its locomotives on natural gas this year, instead of diesel.

Despite D.C. roadblocks, markets keep chugging

The Dow posted another record high this morning. The surge came on the heels of a new report from the payroll processing company ADP, which showed that private employers added 198,000 jobs in February.
Posted In: Dow, adp, Jobs, jobs report

Chavez death ripples throughout Latin America

How will Chavez's passing affect the economies of other countries in Latin America?
Posted In: venezuela, hugo chavez, Latin America, univision

PODCAST: Record Dow, Subway card cash cow?

Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell shares his expectations for the months ahead as the sequester takes effect. What's got the Dow into record territory? And lost your Metrocard? That'll cost you a dollar.

Dow hits new record high, but why?

The Dow gained nearly 100 points this morning, topping 14,225 and breaking into record territory.
Posted In: Dow, stock market, S&P

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