Lizzie O’Leary joined Marketplace in 2013 and spearheaded the launch of Marketplace Weekend — the portfolio’s newest program — in 2014.

O’Leary kicked off her journalism career at ABC News, on the Peabody Award-winning team that reported on 9/11. Prior to Marketplace, O’Leary worked for CNN, as an Aviation & Regulation correspondent; for NPR, as a producer and reporter; and for Bloomberg TV, tackling the global credit crisis, the housing market, and the government’s financial rescue package. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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. When she isn’t hosting Marketplace Weekend, she is likely tweeting her sharp and witty take on all things news, politics, business and life. A guest professor at Columbia Journalism School, she can also be seen and heard regularly on Yahoo Finance and BBC Matters, among others.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

PODCAST: UPS's Christmas fail

UPS says the volume of packages exceeded its capacity and many customers didn't receive their deliveries on time. This month marks the third anniversary of the Arab Spring. And, as drivers increasingly take them off the putting green, sales of golf carts are expected to grow to $682 million this year.

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

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