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Erika Soderstrom

"Marketplace Morning Report" Associate Producer


Erika works with a group of extraordinary producers to chase business and economic stories heard on “Marketplace Morning Report.”

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Glitz, glamor and economics at this year's upfronts

Media companies are leaning more into digital assets like streaming as advertisers continue to shy away from investing in broadcast television.
Media companies often try to woo advertisers during their upfronts, such as this year's Amazon Prime Video announcement of a "Legally Blonde" prequel series.
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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on credit card points, airline miles and transparency

We'll hear why the Secretary wants to bring more transparency to airline and credit card rewards programs.
Airline miles are "not just perks; they're increasingly something we think of as part of our savings," said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
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The truth about Truth Social

The media company is basically a meme stock, but it's helping former President Trump accumulate wealth.
"This is a small company that is not growing and is losing money hand over fist," said Jay Ritter of the University of Florida.
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When take your kid to work day goes viral

Apr 26, 2024
At 5 years old, Christopher Bess is already a high school basketball coach.
At just 5 years old, Christopher Bess appears to have already found his calling: coaching basketball.
Courtesy Bess

The consistent unemployment gap between Black and white workers

Unpacking the persistent 2-to-1 unemployment gap between Black and white workers.
"That disparity between Black and white workers is something that remains really a defining feature, unfortunately, of the U.S labor market," said  Valerie Wilson of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy.
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How colonial exploitation of Haiti set the stage for its ongoing political crisis

"Haiti is now facing the prospect of living without any traces of a recognizable state for the first time in a long time," says MIT's Malick Ghachem.
Members of the G-9 federation gang patrol streets in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 22.
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How the video game Dot's Home was adapted for the stage

"Dot's Home Live" has been performed in Detroit in an effort to share the game's housing rights story with the community.
The video game Dot's Home has been downloaded more than half a million times on phones and computers. But co-creator Christina Rosales knew that games are often played alone, and she wanted to bring the production to the “next level.”
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Video game Dot's Home brings a story of housing injustice to life

The interactive game lets players follow one family's account of disadvantage and discrimination through the generations.
"We wanted to tell a multigenerational story, because when you think about housing disadvantage, it is cumulative," says Christina Rosales, above, co-creator of Dot's Home.
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Behind the curtain: What it’s like to be a professional performer

Mar 15, 2024
For performer Jonathan Betchtel, it all started with the film "Moulin Rouge."
With long hours, tough schedules and challenging physical demands, the life of a performer can be a constant hustle.
Courtesy Nate Watters

Can the rip-roaring good times for the stock market last?

Rock bottom interest rates and reduced corporate taxes have helped buoy stock market gains in the past decade.
"There are other parts of the world where stock markets have been doing well recently, but nothing quite as extraordinary as the kind of scale of what's been happening in the U.S.," said The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes.
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