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

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos gestures as he attends a parliament session in Athens, on Wednesday. Greece geared up for a parliamentary vote on reforms asked by eurozone creditors in exchange for a huge new bailout — just hours after a bombshel

Debt relief for Greece: central and contentious

Options include rate reduction, more time for payments and wiping out some debt.
Posted In: greekcrisis, international monetary fund, Greece, Greek, debt relief
The entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters. The OPM announced Thursday that more than 21 million people  had their Social Security numbers stolen in a data breach last month.

One number to rule them all

Universal identifiers like Social Security numbers are a big target for hackers.
Posted In: Social Security, social security numbers, Hacks, identity theft

The trade deficit has widened to $41.9 billion

America tends to import more as the economy gets stronger.
Posted In: trade deficit, exports, manufacturing
The share of working-age people who have a job or are looking for employment fell to its lowest level since the late '70s.

Jobs report in 4 charts: who's working, who's not

The labor force made up of people 25 to 54 years old is at a low point.
Posted In: labor market, labor, employees, millennials

U.S. rice growers want to get in on Cuba

The increased demand would help farmers, who have seen prices fall.
Posted In: rice, U.S., cuba

Ex-Im Bank, to reauthorize or not to reauthorize

The Export Import Bank’s charter expires Wednesday at midnight.
Posted In: bank, contracts, finance
Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive garden, spin off 430 of its 1,500 restaurants.

Darden's real estate play

Olive Garden's owner will spin off part of its business into a REIT.
Posted In: Olive Garden, restaurants, real estate
Home sales experienced an almost 5 percent increase in May.

Existing home sales on the rise

More first-time buyers leaped into the housing market in May, Realtors say.
Posted In: Housing, buyers, first-time home buyer
The European Union and Greek flags fly in front of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Greek debt crisis is feeling like Groundhog Day

Time and options are running out for the nation, whose payments are due soon.
Posted In: greekcrisis, Greece, debt, Eurozone


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