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Marielle Segarra

Senior Reporter

SHORT BIO

I cover retail, consumer psychology, and the economy. One topic I’ve been exploring: how we shop – and the emotions that come up as we do. Pride. Guilt. Frustration. I’m also following small businesses as they find their way in this pandemic. And I’m always trying to show people how the ins and outs of the economy are relevant to their lives.

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 (387)

Why it's so hard to strike a deal on a global corporate tax

Apr 7, 2021
A major international group is trying to prevent companies from shifting profits to countries with low tax rates.
The Biden administration supports a corporate tax hike to 28%. That could lead to more attempts to game the system and shift profits overseas.
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How people shop after getting vaccinated

Apr 1, 2021
There’s this thing we’ve heard from people who just got their shots: They immediately started spending money.
Freshly vaccinated shoppers are ready to make up for lost time.
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What responsibility do corporations have to weigh in on voting rights?

Mar 29, 2021
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill into law that overhauls state election rules and restricts voting in a number of ways.
Activists are asking corporations in Georgia like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Home Depot to speak out against a new law that overhauls state election rules.
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How We Shop: Losing a job

Mar 25, 2021
Here's how one family had to rethink the way they spend money after a layoff.
Cecilia Linton used to make enough money that when her kids wanted something, she could say yes, easily. Getting laid off at the beginning of the pandemic has changed her whole family's relationship with money.
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Why are retailers opening so many stores in 2021?

Mar 23, 2021
Many are discount chains occupying newly vacant space. Some stores offer experiences only available in person.
Discount stores like Dollar Tree have been seeing a surge in sales.
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Netflix tests feature to crack down on password sharing

Mar 12, 2021
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said password sharing is something the company has learned to live with.
Some Netflix users are getting this message: "If you don't live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching."
Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

When will we see the next round of stimulus checks?

Mar 8, 2021
If the bill becomes law, you’ll probably start seeing the payments show up in bank accounts within a couple weeks.
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Full retail recovery hinges on women getting back to work

Mar 5, 2021
Whether or not women recover economically from this pandemic is everybody’s problem.
More than half of the jobs lost during the pandemic have been lost by women.
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We're beginning to dress like we have somewhere to go

Mar 4, 2021
An uptick in dress sales at Urban Outfitters suggests that people are looking ahead to a time when it's safer to socialize.
Is it time to trade athleisure for dresses to be seen in the real world?
Ferda Demir/Getty Images for IHKIB

In New Jersey, a small pharmacy and a neighborhood get ready for the vaccine

Mar 2, 2021
Bell Pharmacy is working with community organizers to vaccinate at-risk residents, but its owner doesn't know when that'll happen.
A nurse vaccinates a woman in Los Angeles. In New Jersey, pharmacist Tony Minniti is preparing to host vaccinations for community members.
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