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Lizzie O'Leary is the new host of Marketplace Weekend.  When not hosting, O'Leary reports on issues around the intersection of politics, policy and Wall Street.

O’Leary previously worked as CNN's Aviation & Regulation correspondent, where she covered U.S. transportation and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington.

Prior to joining CNN, O’Leary was a Washington-based correspondent for Bloomberg TV, covering politics and economic policy. In that role, she led coverage of the Gulf Coast oil disaster and reported on the global credit crisis, the housing market and the government’s financial rescue package.

In 2010, she interviewed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a trip to Mumbai, India. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Previously, O’Leary was producer and reporter for NPR. She got her start in journalism at ABC News, where she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered the terror attacks of September 11th.

O’Leary earned her master’s degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Williams College.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

Mexico's corruption problem

Corruption in Mexico was one of the focal points of President Enrique Peña Nieto's election campaign. But Transparency International hasn't given Mexico very high marks
Posted In: Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, univision, corruption

PODCAST: Bleak prospects in the new year for the long-term unemployed

Long-term unemployment has not been this high for this long since World War II. And, Netflix comes out with its first original kids' program.

Mortgage applications drop after the Fed takes a little juice out of the bond market

Applications for home mortgages in the U.S. have dropped to a record low since the Federal Reserve announced its plans to slow its bond-buying program.
Posted In: mortgage, Federal Reserve, bond buying

PODCAST: The first health care sign up deadline approaches

Who are the people who waited until the last minute to sign up for health insurance? Happy 100th birthday, Federal Reserve. And, holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.

Mish-mash of tax credits about to expire

This story about 55 tax breaks about to expire starts in an unlikely place: Barn 63 at the Belmont Race Track in Belmont, N.Y., at the stall of a pretty brown horse with a white star on her forehead.
Posted In: tax credit, Congress, budget, tax breaks

The future of retail sales

If you're not crowding into a store today, it might be because personalized sales offers are coming to you.

Need an extra basketball timeout? That'll be $50,000

Our Final Note today comes from the world of basketball and loopholes.
Posted In: Sports

Weekly Wrap: As goes housing, goes the economy? + #longreads

Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville and Bloomberg's Nela Richardson join Lizzie O'Leary to look back at the week's business news and forward at where the economy is going.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Housing, real estate, treasury, Jobs, employment, Unemployment

An economic turkey throwdown

You may know former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker as the guy who tamed inflation, but apparently, he cooks a mean Thanksgiving turkey.
Posted In: turkey, cooking, recipes, Paul Volcker, austan goolsbee

Will H&M make good on its "living wage" promise?

Clothing-retailer H&M has said it's drafting a plan to pay its textile worker a "living wage" by 2018.
Posted In: garment factory, clothing, international, retailer

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