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Justin Ho

Reporter

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I'm a finance reporter.

What was your first job?

Grocery bagger.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

In radio, you get a lot of people making pledge drive jokes, or jokes about Ira Glass, or “Prairie Home Companion.” People don’t realize that there are plenty of other jokes to make about public radio. Like making fun of bumper music, or the fact that we still use landlines, or the phrase “sustaining member.” Lot of comedic potential right there. It’s very hard dealing with this — I have to tell people this stuff all the time.

In your next life, what would your career be?

I’d stay in radio, probably. Best not to second-guess these things. Who knows what would happen if I became, like, a real estate agent or something. Might be happier, might not be.

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

Stainless Steel Vertical Sausage Stuffer 3L/7 lbs

Latest Stories from Justin (140)

Churchill Downs: More than just the Kentucky Derby

by Justin Ho May 5, 2017
Horse racing’s Triple Crown kicks off Saturday with the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. It’s been a good year for the racetrack’s parent company, whose stock has risen 30 percent, double last year’s gains in the S&P 500. These days…
A view of last year's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The IRS brings in private debt collectors

by Justin Ho Apr 18, 2017
It’s our duty to inform you that today is tax day. If you have some outstanding debt owed to the Internal Reserve Service, you might have a new kind of debt collector coming after you this year. The IRS is…

Real estate investors help grow the medical-marijuana business

by Justin Ho Feb 28, 2017
And, land a cannabis-related stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
Inside a growhouse at PharmaCann in Hamptonburgh, New York
Justin Ho/Marketplace
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

Panama tries to shake off "Panama Papers" brand

by David Brancaccio, Katie Long, and Justin Ho Jul 1, 2016
Panama has just opened a new, wider canal, but less cause for celebration is its reputation as a go-to spot for hiding money.
A guard sits outside the headquarters of Mossack Fonseca in Panama City.
Justin Ho/Marketplace
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

The canal has made Panama rich, but inequality persists

by David Brancaccio, Justin Ho, and Katie Long Jun 30, 2016
With over a quarter of its citizens in poverty, Panama has one of the worst income distributions in Latin America.
The view of downtown Panama City from Boca la Caja, a former fishing village.
Bill Lancz/Marketplace
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

Have we reached peak trade?

by David Brancaccio, Katie Long, and Justin Ho Jun 23, 2016
If trade growth stalls, what does that mean for the American worker?
The Port of Balboa, viewed from the Diablo neighborhood, located in the former Panama Canal Zone.
Bill Lancz/Marketplace
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

What happens when shipping lines build for growth that never comes

by David Brancaccio, Katie Long, and Justin Ho Jun 22, 2016
The shipping industry is seeing prices collapse as slowing global trade growth drags down demand.
A container ship exits the Panama Canal toward the Pacific Ocean, with the Balboa Yacht Club in the fore.
Justin Ho/Marketplace
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

Inching global trade growth, through the eyes of a Caterpillar

by David Brancaccio, Katie Long, and Justin Ho Jun 21, 2016
Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar is facing declines on par with those it faced during the Great Recession.
The Port of Balboa on Panama's Pacific entrance, viewed from Ancon Hill.
Justin Ho/Marketplace
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

Panama Canal expands as trade falls flat

by David Brancaccio, Justin Ho, and Katie Long Jun 20, 2016
A new, wider channel will allow bigger ships to pass through. But how many will come?
AAL's Kobe ship squeezes through the current Panama Canal locks.
David Brancaccio/Marketplace

Like the music? Marketplace's music curators share their favorites

by Raghu Manavalan, Millie Jefferson, and Justin Ho Jan 1, 2014
Marketplace’s music curators share the art of picking the perfect bridge in between stories about personal finance and the economy.
Calvin Harris, the highest paid EDM DJ in the world, spins onstage at the Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway on June 21, 2013 in Dover, Delaware.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival