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Marielle Segarra

Reporter

SHORT BIO

As a reporter for Marketplace, my job is to show people how the ins and outs of the economy are relevant to their lives. That has meant explaining things like how a mall closure can gut a town's budget, how drug shortages are making it harder for doctors to treat patients and how a typo in the new tax law is causing retailers to hold off on store renovations. I'm also interested in the psychology behind the economic decisions we make.

What was your first job?

Summer camp counselor to a bunch of 5-year-olds.

In your next life, what would your career be?

I think I would still want to create things. Maybe I'd be a chef. Or an interior designer. Or I'd write for a TV show.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Financial stability, which is a good start.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My stash of chocolate.

Latest Stories from Marielle (220)

Navigating the “Wild West” of streaming services

by Marielle Segarra, Danielle Chiriguayo, and Katherine Wiles Aug 20, 2019
With Apple and Disney tossing their hats into the streaming ring, how many services will consumers subscribe to before they reach breaking point?
Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Home Depot reports earnings this week

by Marielle Segarra Aug 19, 2019
Some things are looking up for the retailer. Others, however ...
A sign for a Home Depot store in 2018 in El Cerrito, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Not sure what to wear on your first day of school? YouTube influencers are happy to help.

by Marielle Segarra Aug 16, 2019
Dozens of popular videos advise kids and teens who are eager to fit in. And those young influencers can make thousands of dollars.
First-day-of-school outfits can be a seriously big deal.
Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

Why department stores are getting into the rental business

by Marielle Segarra Aug 12, 2019
Department stores have a lot of problems these days. One of them: they can’t seem to attract younger customers.
People attend the grand opening of the new Bloomingdale's store at the Ala Mona Center on November 12, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's

What happens when a company gets kicked off a stock exchange

by Marielle Segarra Aug 9, 2019
JCPenney just got a letter from the NYSE warning that its days on the exchange are numbered.
Shoppers in the Manhattan Mall walk past a sign for a J.C. Penney department store in 2017 in the Herald Square neighborhood in New York City.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Why do states hold back-to-school sales tax holidays?

by Marielle Segarra Aug 7, 2019
Politicians and retailers say tax holidays are good for sales and they save people money. But it’s not that simple.
Shoppers peruse notebooks and other back-to-school items at a Walmart in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

United buys stake in biometric firm Clear as a pitch to frequent fliers

by Marielle Segarra Jul 30, 2019
Airlines are looking for ways to hold on to their most valuable customers.
A United Airlines plane.
United Airlines via Getty Images

What the Fed may be weighing as it decides what to do about interest rates

by Marielle Segarra Jul 29, 2019
Unemployment is low. Consumer spending is high. But we're also in a trade war with China, and growth is slowing around the world.
A view of the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The legacy of "Orange Is the New Black"

by Marielle Segarra Jul 26, 2019
The show, which debuted in 2013, was one of Netflix’s first forays into original content.
A mural depicting the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" in 2017 in Paris, France.
Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

CBS pulls its programming from AT&T households

by Marielle Segarra Jul 22, 2019
What we’re seeing is basically a game of chicken over how much AT&T owes CBS. The question is who’s going to blink first.
The CBS headquarters seen in 2013 in New York City.
Andrew Burton/Getty Images