Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising. She began her career with Marketplace in 2003 as an assistant producer and has worked as an editor, reporter and fills in as host on the Marketplace Morning Report. Vanek Smith is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and creative writing. She holds a masters degree in French cultural studies and a masters in broadcast journalism from Columbia University. She also received a fellowship from the National Press Foundation to attend the Wharton Business Journalist Seminars in 2010. She is fluent in French and proficient in German. Vanek Smith’s work has appeared in TIME magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Boise Weekly, Idaho Weddings, Freakonomics Radio, Weekend America, The California Report and Marketplace. A native of Idaho, Vanek Smith now lives in Brooklyn. She spends most of her free time exploring the city, cooking, watching reality television and trying to decide who makes the best pizza in New York.
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Twitter lost money, but gained users - part of their strategy.
Posted In: zillow, real estate, business
We look at the real estate business following the $3.5 billion Zillow-Trulia deal.
Posted In: Nissan, batteries, electric car
Why Nissan is willing to lose money on the Leaf.
Posted In: Wall Street, recession
Lean days for Wall Street workers?
Posted In: layoffs, Microsoft
Microsoft is laying off 14 percent of its staff. But it'll be six months before the redundancy process is complete.
Posted In: chocolate, Mergers and Acquisitions, candy
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Posted In: cybersecurity, hackers, China
Cybersecurity breaches are creating big opportunities for data security businesses
Posted In: Citigroup, fraud, Department of Justice
Citigroup is rumored to be close to a $7 billion settlement with the Justice Department. How does the DOJ set its fines?
Posted In: OpenTable, Priceline.com
OpenTable's acquisition means rival apps could be targets of additional mergers.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe
People who save money usually get paid. Now, European banks pay for the privilege.