Tracey Samuelson is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the New York Bureau and covering business and economic stories across all shows.

In addition to Marketplace, her work has appeared on NPR, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and the Planet Money podcast, as well as in print for The New York Times, New York Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor, among others. 


Features by Tracey Samuelson

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused Volkswagen of installing software on nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations.

Can Volkswagen regain its customers' confidence?

It is in hot water with regulators and customers after faking emissions data.
Posted In: Volkswagen, EPA, diesel
The Federal Reserve decided to hold its key interest rate locked at zero on Thursday.

Why banks are disappointed in the Fed

With revenues under pressure, commercial lenders had been hoping for a rate hike.
Posted In: Banks, Federal Reserve, interest rates
The Federal Reserve will decide whether to raise interest rates on Thursday.

Here's why an interest-rate increase is inevitable

Sure, cheap money is great. But it can't last forever.
Posted In: inflation, interest rates, Federal Reserve

How does the Federal Reserve raise rates, anyway?

Getting banks and other lenders to fall in line isn't as easy as you might think.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, financial crisis
Syrian refugee children look on from a window during a sandstorm at a refugee camp in a Lebanon village.

Refugee crisis is bad in Europe, but worse elsewhere

Most of Syria's 4 million registered refugees are in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
Posted In: syria, refugees, migrants, lebanon, crisis, Europe, GDP

Employers shying away from hiring teens for the summer

With schools starting mid-August, how are seasonal employers keeping jobs filled?
Posted In: School, employers, seasonal hiring

A tale of two small business exporters

How much would the Trans-Pacific Partnership help these companies?
Posted In: Small Business, exports, TPP, trade deals

The merch is strong with this one

Disney's 'Force Friday' is a huge promotion for a 'Star Wars' movie 3 months away.
Posted In: Star Wars, disney, Toys R Us, Walmart, toys
A Syrian migrant carries his infant daughter down a dangerously steep embankment to a line of railroad tracks that will lead them to a border crossing on the Greek and Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece

Migrants vs. refugees, in economic terms

It's 'the difference between push and pull.'
Posted In: migrants, refugees, Asylum

The skies feel very friendly for airlines

Industry profits are at new highs, but passengers still feel so squeezed.
Posted In: Airlines, Oil, air travel


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