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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.

Latest Stories (272)

High school students feel disengaged in the classroom

Jun 27, 2017
A new study says high schools should not be a one-size-fits-all.

How to prevent a financial crisis

Jun 22, 2017
All of the major banks are expected to pass Federal Reserve stress testing this year.

Ford moving compact car production to China

Jun 21, 2017
Starting in 2019 Ford will export small cars from China to the U.S.
Focus compact cars are offered for sale at a dealership in Chicago, Illinois.
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The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks

Jun 20, 2017
SCOTUS says it is unconstitutional to reject trademarks because they use offensive terms like racial slurs.
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Silicon Valley CEOs meet with Trump for second tech summit

Jun 19, 2017
Has the relationship soured as the president takes unpopular positions?
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Will new technology improve your airport experience?

Jun 15, 2017
Delta Airlines is testing new biometrics technology that would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to record facial images of travelers leaving the United States. The measure is being touted as a way to boost security and make life easier for travelers. Experts say the goal is to move the technology on to all airlines and […]

Inside the booming black market for bourbon

Jun 14, 2017
High demand and short supply mean some labels are all but unavailable in stores.
During the early 1920s, Old Pogue Distillery, (Mason County, Kentucky) sold limited quantities of its whiskey for medicinal purposes under the Old Jordan brand.
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Credit card companies are easing lending standards

Jun 12, 2017
Credit card defaults are rising as lending standards have started to fall from the early post-recession days — that’s according to a new report by the credit rating agency Moody’s. The report shows even with unemployment at low levels, those charge-offs have increased significantly for some U.S. lenders, exceeding expectations of a modest rise.   […]

New York City pension funds are divesting private prison stocks

Jun 9, 2017
New York City’s pension funds announced they’re selling $48 million in stocks and bonds invested in three private prison companies. It’s the first group to publicly divest from that industry, and cited recent reports of inmate deaths, as well as concerns of overcrowding and understaffing. Private prisons are expected to grow under President Trump. That’s […]

Trump tries to shift attention to FAA breakup and privatization

Jun 5, 2017
With the looming congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey later this week, the White House is hoping to give Americans something else to focus on —infrastructure. Speaking from the Rose Garden earlier today, President Trump announced a proposal to separate the nation’s air traffic controllers from the FAA, placing them under the control […]