Adam Allington



Adam Allington is a former reporter covering economics and policy in the Washington D.C. bureau.

In addition to his work with Marketplace, Adam also worked for the Associated Press, the St. Louis Federal Reserve, and St. Louis Public Radio. He was a 2012 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Latest Stories (272)

Startups see untapped potential in apartment buildings

Aug 25, 2017
High-rise apartment buildings are a target for the growing home-sharing economy.
Construction workers work beside new apartment buildings in downtown Los Angeles, California on April 5, 2017.

Chinese government issues new rules on overseas investments

Aug 18, 2017
China’s government today unveiled new rules for overseas investments by Chinese businesses. The rules discourage companies from what are called “irrational” acquisitions of assets in industries ranging from real estate to hotels and entertainment.  In recent years, China has invested heavily in the U.S. What will the new rules mean for U.S. businesses? Click the […]

New research shows financial crises weigh on younger investors

Aug 17, 2017
Some new research out today by the Wells Fargo Investment Institute points to some significant differences in investment behavior between generations. For Gen Xers and millennials, the looming specter of the financial crisis is causing them to be more conservative with their portfolios. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Can Netflix afford more big gets like Shonda Rhimes?

Aug 14, 2017
Netflix, the big video on demand company, committed what amounts to a raid on the content stable of Disney. It has signed a multiyear production contract with Shonda Rhimes —creator of hit TV series such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” With more than 50 original shows under its belt just this year, Netflix is doubling […]

Millennials with "boom-mates" could ease the housing crunch

Aug 8, 2017
Renting a room from an empty nester can save a young person thousands a year. The older generation gets something, too.
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Detroit carmakers cut production amid sales slump

Aug 1, 2017
July sales are down across the board for the Detroit Three automakers, 15.5 percent for GM, 10 percent for Chrysler and 7.5 percent for Ford. That makes seven straight months of declines for the U.S. auto industry at large. Now, considering the last two years basically broke every kind of sales record in the books, […]

Eggs cheap as overseas demand for U.S. produce falls

Aug 1, 2017
An oversupply of eggs is driving down prices to record low levels. But what cheers shoppers isn’t always good for farmers. Many producers are just recovering from a devastating bird flu outbreak that struck two years ago. And this is one more hassle to deal with. Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

EPA turns to environmental cleanup, away from climate change

Jul 31, 2017
Tomorrow , the Senate subcommittee that oversees the EPA’s Superfund program is scheduled to hold a hearing on the program’s work. That’s the initiative, begun in 1980, that cleans up sites contaminated with hazardous materials. Under EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency is refocusing its attention toward environmental cleanups. But that doesn’t necessarily mean many […]

Ford can’t seem to catch a break

Jul 26, 2017
Ford shares have been on a steady slide for the past three years now. That’s quite a remarkable place for Ford to be, especially given the company continues to put out the F-150 pickup, the hottest selling truck in the world. Shareholders don’t seem very impressed by Ford’s plans to transition into a future powered […]

U. S. Chamber of Commerce has a stern message for GOP lawmakers

Jul 21, 2017
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a shot across the bow of congressional Republicans in the form of a not-so-subtle message — don’t screw up tax cuts like you did health care reform, or else. Its letter explained that a year from now, the Chamber will be evaluating candidates based on their support for a “free […]