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Adam Allington



Adam Allington is an 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.

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Durable goods orders are a sign of what's to come

Aug 24, 2012
Durable goods encompass a broad swath of the economy and tend to be items consumers forgo in tough times.
A customer shops for washers and dryers at Lowe's in Burbank, Calif.
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Drought takes toll on river transport cities

Aug 1, 2012
Because of the drought, there is only one shipping lane on the Mississippi. So the barges on the river have to coordinate in a way they’ve never had to.
The Mississippi River is seen flooding here on June 25, 2008 in St. Louis, Mo. Now, because of the drought, the river is 13 feet below normal, and the barges on the river have to coordinate in a way they’ve never had to.
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Cities demolish homes, but problems linger

Jul 16, 2012
Cities across the Rust Belt are finding it cheaper to tear down abandoned homes than pay for the upkeep. But critics say demolishing problem properties does nothing to ease a poor neighborhood's troubles.
Critics of the demolition of abandoned homes say it makes problem neighborhoods even less attractive to would-be developers.
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Playoffs could be cash haul for college football

Jun 26, 2012
College football fans are on the cusp of getting what they want. A four-team playoff is also attractive to the NCAA's bottom line.
The Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate with the trophy after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 9, 2012 in New Orleans, La. College football fans are on the cusp of getting a four-team playoff, which is also attractive to the NCAA's bottom line.
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G20 summit to begin amid ongoing drama in Europe

Nov 2, 2011
With the news of a Greek referendum on austerity cuts, G20 leaders will be taking on the idea of a Greek default and looking into the future of other troubled European countries.
The Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King, left, talks to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner before the beginning of a meeting on the second day of the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Paris.
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Popular Missouri tax credit faces budget ax

Aug 25, 2011
The program pays developers a quarter of the cost to rehab historic buildings. It's been lauded as a jobs creator, but many say the state can no longer afford it.
A construction worker works with metal in Joplin, Mo.
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Cleaning up your credit score

Aug 19, 2011
Credit score got you down? You can boost your score by hiring a credit clean-up service. A couple hundred dollars investment can result in big savings in mortgages and other loans.
Cleaning the tub.

Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Missouri

Jul 4, 2011
With lower state taxes on gasoline, Missouri is easily undercutting its border mate Illinois when it comes to the price to fill up.
A man refuels his car in Munich, Germany.
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Stimulus help to states comes to a close

Jun 29, 2011
Federal efforts to help states shore up their budgets in the tough economy end on June 30, leaving states to close spending gaps on their own. Many programs face deep cuts to accommodate mandatory Medicaid spending.
The Medicaid logo on a folder.
Illustration: Marketplace / Source: iStockphoto/Medicaid

St. Louis football fans concerned over stadium, not lockout

Jun 3, 2011
The St. Louis Rams' home stadium -- the Edward Jones Dome -- was ranked the worst stadium in the NFL. Now St. Louis residents are faced with a tough decision: pay for stadium renovations, or lose the beloved team.
A general view of the Edward Jones Dome prior to the NFL season opener between the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams.
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