Henry Epp

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Henry Epp is a reporter for Marketplace based in Burlington, Vermont.

He began his public radio career in 2012, as a reporter for New England Public Media in western Massachusetts. He became the station’s local host of “Morning Edition” in 2014. In 2017, he moved north to host “All Things Considered” at Vermont Public, where he also co-hosted the station’s daily news podcast and covered business and infrastructure issues.

Henry grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. In his free time, he enjoys playing the saxophone, gardening and rooting for the Minnesota Twins.

Latest Stories (120)

For many Olympians and Paralympians, the path to Paris is self-funded

May 23, 2024
It's up to many athletes to pay for the bulk of training, coaching, travel, equipment and other expenses on the road to Paris.
Ben Washburne and his Paralympic teammates practice on the Charles River in Boston. Washburne juggles training with a full-time job.
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Why some drivers are still hesitant to go electric

May 17, 2024
EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids made up 18% of new vehicle sales in the U.S. in the first quarter of this year. But that share was down slightly from the previous quarter.
Higher sticker price remains a big variable holding drivers back from  buying EVs, said Leah Stokes, an associate professor at UC Santa Barbara.
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Electric aircraft companies are scrambling toward FAA certification as funding gets tight

May 6, 2024
The goal: an electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically.
Beta Technologies opened a nearly 200,000-quare-foot facility in South Burlington, Vermont, in October to make electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Above, Beta's electric aircraft flies past Manhattan.
Courtesy Beta Technologies

Tesla laid off almost everyone that built its EV charging network

May 2, 2024
That network is in the process of opening to other car companies, so what does this move mean for drivers — and the industry?
The team behind Tesla's charging network was slashed, even after multiple carmakers announced deals with Tesla to adopt its charging system.
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Americans are saving less. That might actually be a sign of economic strength.

Apr 26, 2024
If interest rates fall, expect savings rates to do the same.
A lot of people might still be holding on to some of the money they tucked away earlier in the pandemic, says Tim Quinlan, senior economist at Wells Fargo.
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Worry about foreign ownership of telecom companies has a long history in the U.S.

Apr 24, 2024
It's part of an overall mistrust of foreign influence with deep roots in American history.
The founders were concerned countries would try to meddle in the U.S., so they passed measures like the Emoluments Clause which prohibits office holders from taking gifts from foreign officials.
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As companies mature, they change the metrics they disclose to investors

Apr 19, 2024
Netflix will stop disclosing subscriber numbers next year. Companies revising what measures they use to indicate performance is nothing new.
For companies like Netflix, subscriber numbers aren’t the whole story anymore, says Matteo Arena at Marquette University. “There might be other ways to increase the revenue and profits outside just simply increasing subscribers.”
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In the wake of strikes and peak TV, Hollywood’s workforce is shifting away from LA and New York

Apr 18, 2024
States are making tax-break offers that producers can't refuse.
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Once again: Who pays for tariffs on Chinese steel?

Apr 17, 2024
As the Biden administration proposes tripling duties, experts recall how previous tariffs mainly hit American consumers and industries.
President Joe Biden speaks to members of the United Steel Workers Union in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, announcing plans to raise tariffs on Chinese steel.
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Electricity bills could hit your pocketbook even more this summer

Apr 10, 2024
The Energy Information Association expects electricity demand to rise by 4% this summer, anticipating that it’ll be even hotter than last year.
The EIA expects electricity demand to rise by 4% this summer, anticipating that it’ll be even hotter than last year. Many people will likely be running their ACs more to cope with the heat.
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