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Erika Beras

Reporter

SHORT BIO

I'm a reporter covering the economics of aging throughout the lifespan.

What was your first job?

I worked as a salesgirl and helium balloon inflator at a card store when I was 15.

In your next life, what would your career be?

A synchronized swimmer … an oral historian … or in all honesty, probably a journalist.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A good pair of shoes.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

I love textiles, fabrics and woven goods and always try to pick some up whenever I travel. I have a handful in and around my studio. They brighten up the space. Also, when I can no longer see them, I know it’s time to purge the piles of paper that just seem to accumulate.

 

Latest Stories from Erika (192)

Housing starts dip for the third straight month

by Erika Beras Aug 16, 2019
But they're up compared to a year ago.
A construction worker builds the frame for a new home in Rodeo, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

U.S. census prepares for a digital count

by Erika Beras Aug 12, 2019
The 2020 census will be the first to seek information online on a wide scale.
Forms for the 2010 census.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Now that Uber and Lyft are public, the public may pay more

by Erika Beras Aug 9, 2019
Prices could rise for rideshare services, especially in places like airports where demand is high.
A car that drives for both Uber and Lyft is seen on Park Avenue in New York City in March, 2019.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Pizza companies watch others go for a slice of the pie

by Erika Beras Aug 8, 2019
Food delivery apps offer consumers a wider variety of eat-at-home options.
Papa John's reported this week that its sales are weak.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Back-to-school shopping is moving online

by Erika Beras Aug 6, 2019
One professor suggests kids are missing out on the "experiential dimension" of the start of a new school year.
Shoppers peruse notebooks and other back-to-school items in a Wal-Mart store in 2003 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Getting cash out of your home is about to get harder if you have an FHA mortgage

by Erika Beras Aug 1, 2019
A growing number of homeowners have been refinancing and pocketing the increase in their homes' values.
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Senate Finance Committee to consider drug costs

by Erika Beras Jul 25, 2019
Some members of Congress feel the measure might go too far. Drug companies don't like it, either.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Congressional Black Caucus seeks to boost participation in U.S. census

by Erika Beras Jul 24, 2019
African American participation in the upcoming census is a topic of concern for some legislators.
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, speaks about a lawsuit filed against the Federal Government concerning the threat that the 2020 Census will undercount members of the African American community and other minorities across the nation, at the National Press Club on March 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Can women's soccer sustain this momentum?

by Erika Beras Jul 5, 2019
The game's had its moments in the sun before.
Kelley O'hara of the US celebrates following the team's victory in the Quarter Final match between France and USA on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France.
Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

When it comes to overseas sales, whiskey distillers face a tough time

by Erika Beras Jul 4, 2019
Recent years hadn't been kind to the industry, and that was before the Jim Beam fire.
Used barrels are seen in a warehouse as an employee makes new barrels at Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky on April 12, 2019.
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