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 (112)

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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The price of copper has been rising. That's good news for the economy.

Apr 9, 2024
Until the price rises so much it causes inflation, anyway.
Copper is used in many things, from, power lines and vehicles to wind turbines and EV batteries.
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With CHIPS Act money, the Biden administration bets an old plant can make new chips

Mar 26, 2024
A Vermont facility built in the 1950s is getting a shot at making semiconductors for smartphones and electric vehicles.
A 1950s-era facility built by IBM and now owned by GlobalFoundries is set to receive upgrades, funded partly by $125 million from the CHIPS Act.
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The key to growing EV adoption is cars with lower sticker prices. They may be on their way.

Mar 22, 2024
A Chinese automaker has announced a model for less than $10,000. And Ford says it's committed to a $25,000 electric.
“The problem with the market at the moment is that there’s a void of vehicles priced below $35,000. And there are plenty of buyers who want them,” says Sam Fiorani with AutoForecast Solutions.
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Supply chains are tightening again. This time, it looks like a good sign for the economy.

Mar 14, 2024
Early in the pandemic, congested supply chains drove inflation. Now, we’re seeing growth without major disruptions.
Bringing capacity back into the supply chain could indicate a potential boost in GDP, said Dale Rogers of Arizona State.
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Why the CAT bond market is booming right now

Mar 13, 2024
They're called CAT — for catastrophe — bonds, and insurers and investors can't get enough of them.
If disaster does strike, CAT bond investors could potentially lose the principal, interest or both. Above, destroyed homes and storm debris in Florida after Hurricane Ian in 2022.
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Car dealers' inventories are up, so haggling and incentives are back

Mar 11, 2024
They aren't keeping as many vehicles on their lots as before the pandemic, but they have way more than they had during it.
Trucks fill the lot at Heritage Ford in South Burlington, Vermont. Higher vehicle inventories are allowing customers to negotiate lower prices.
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Warm winter forces some businesses and events to get creative

Mar 6, 2024
Parts of the Upper Midwest and Northeast were especially warm from December through February. These are areas of the country that rely on snow and cold to attract tourists and their dollars to ski resorts, ice rinks and snowmobile trails.
Water sits on the surface of the Millennium Park ice rink during an unusually warm winter day in Chicago last month.
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More oil, fewer rigs: how the U.S. became the world's top producer

Mar 5, 2024
New, more productive technology helped, along with pressure for profits.
U.S. oil production continues to break records, even though the number of active rigs has fallen by nearly 70% in the past decade.
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