Ellen Rolfes

Newsletter Writer


Ellen is a newsletter writer at Marketplace.

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How to join the EU

Nov 10, 2023
Also in this "Make Me Smart" newsletter, we'll do the numbers on financial literacy — and financial stress.
Ukraine is a frontrunner for EU membership.

The curse of “black gold”

Nov 6, 2023
We’re watching “Killers of the Flower Moon” in November.
Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio star in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
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Your scam stories

Oct 30, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #172: Readers share their cautionary tales and we provide some tips on how to protect yourself.
A telemarketer points out immigrant-owned businesses that have supported police groups out of fear or a misguided belief they would receive protection.

When telemarketers keep 90% of donations

Oct 16, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #170
Illustration: Yuliia Kutsaieva/Getty Images

A big-time scam

Oct 2, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #168
Courtesy HBO

A rebellious yell from the underclass

Sep 26, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #167
A museum exhibit features punk posters for concerts held over the last 40 years at music venues in Los Angeles.
Fredric J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Restaurants on wheels

Sep 18, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #166
Roy Choi's Korean fusion truck Kogi helped kick off the food truck trend.
Samantha Trauben/Getty Images for International Rescue Committee

Feeding gentrification

Sep 11, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #165
Roast To Go has been at Grand Central Market since 1952.
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