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Janet Nguyen

Digital Reporter

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Janet is a reporter with the Marketplace digital team.

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How the demand for French bulldogs has created a black market 

Feb 21, 2024
Demand for French bulldogs has soared, leading to high prices, theft and unethical breeding practices.
French bulldog puppies can cost between $3,000 and $10,000, one expert told us. Their high value makes them susceptible to robberies.
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This is the Stanley tumbler economy

Feb 16, 2024
Also in this newsletter: A touching “defend your splurge” and a harrowing scam story.
Janae Thomas’ collection of pink cups include lilac, parfait ombre, petal landscape, pink flamingo and the coveted Starbucks x Stanley winter pink. (Courtesy Janae Thomas)
Courtesy Janae Thomas

What would be the point of a central bank digital currency?

Feb 16, 2024
Having a digital currency could make payments more efficient, but critics have raised privacy concerns.
One of the main reasons the U.S. has been looking into a central bank digital currency is that its economic competitors have been experimenting with their own.
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How are companies like GoodRx able to provide drug discounts?

Feb 2, 2024
Discount card companies negotiate directly with pharmacies or pharmacy benefit managers, the powerful brokers that control drug prices.
A majority of Americans say that prescription drug costs are unreasonable, according to a KFF poll.
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Why do mocktails cost almost as much as cocktails?

Jan 31, 2024
As the sober curious movement grows, mocktails allow people to drink socially without feeling self-conscious. The concoctions are getting more creative — and expensive.
More restaurants and bars are offering mocktails with complex flavors.
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Why do so many women drive Ford Mustangs?

Jan 26, 2024
The famed car model has a classic style, an affordable price and was marketed to women from the beginning.
Many women gravitate toward the Mustang, which Ford marketed to female customers in the car's early days.
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Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is still free — if you know where to look

Jan 25, 2024
In 2024, people without health insurance can get vaccinated for free at sites that are part of the federal Bridge Access Program.
A health care worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a retirement community. The JN.1 variant has become dominant in the United States.
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