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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Features by Stacey Vanek Smith

Frozen assets: lime prices skyrocket

Cinco de Mayo is here and be prepared to pay big for margaritas and guacamole this year.
Posted In: lime shortage, lemons

PODCAST: China's slowing growth

A disease ravaging shrimp is pushing up prices for the small shellfish. And a look at homelessness in Silicon Valley.
Posted In: China, shrimp, Silicon Valley, homelessness
Tumblr staff alert on "heartbleed"

Bleeding out

Why Heartbleed will cost businesses billions of dollars
Posted In: heartbleed
IRS/Facebook

When the IRS 'likes' your Facebook update

The IRS is using data to crack down on tax dodgers
Posted In: IRS, tax dodgers

Bitcoin, what is it good for?

As Bitcoin gets bigger and bigger, a look at its value outside of money
Posted In: bitcoin

Don't break my heart: This week's Silicon Tally

Our regular quiz looking back at the week's tech news.
Posted In: silicon tally

The U.S. needs more energy grids

Three large power grids supply power to the entire U.S.
Posted In: power grid

PODCAST: March jobs report

U.S. employers hired 192,000 people in March. And the company behind the food delivery app GrubHub gets ready for its IPO.
Posted In: March jobs report, unemployement, hiring, Grubhub
Construction On New Housing Falls 10 Percent In June

Housing's bad month, via the letter 'L'

Blame the L's: labor, lumber, land, loans... and lousy weather.
Posted In: Housing, construction

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