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Marketplace Morning Report

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 (203)

Paid paternity leave is still elusive for many U.S. fathers, report finds

by Marielle Segarra Jun 14, 2019
In Japan and South Korea, new dads can get a whole year of paid leave. In the U.S., nothing.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

What happens when a consumer giant like Edgewell buys a niche retailer like Harry's?

by Marielle Segarra Jun 14, 2019
With deals like this, customers sometimes worry that the smaller brand will abandon its roots.
Edgewell is buying subscription razor company Harry’s. Above, English comic Benny Hill shaves at his flat in London in 1955.
John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images

Nike's new ad celebrates the Women's World Cup. Don't tell Adidas.

by Marielle Segarra Jun 3, 2019
The German company is the tournament's official sponsor. The U.S. company isn't.
FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

At Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the pretend planet is the ride

by Marielle Segarra May 31, 2019
Seth Kubersky, who wrote the "Unofficial Guide to Disneyland," says the new attraction is a way for Disney to compete with the Harry Potter-themed worlds at Universal theme parks.
Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened to the public Friday at the Anaheim, California, park.
Amy Sussman/Getty Images

New York City subways are getting a tap-to-pay system

by Marielle Segarra May 30, 2019
The pilot might result in riders using the same method to pay for other goods and services.
Customers move through the turnstiles at the Fulton Center subway station on February 27, 2019 in New York City.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

How companies like Wegmans, Southwest and Harley-Davidson get cult-like followings

by Marielle Segarra May 29, 2019
What is it that turns customers into die-hard fans?
Senior PGA champion Paul Broadhurst pushes a shopping cart carrying his trophy outside of a Wegmans grocery store during a media tour on March 26, 2019 in Rochester, New York.
Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Gold Star families facing higher tax bills — but a solution is in sight

by Marielle Segarra May 27, 2019
The "Kiddie Tax" is suddenly something they have to worry about.
A volunteer places flowers along a row of headstones during a volunteer event ahead of Memorial Day on May 26, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.
Tom Brenner/Getty Images

As wedding events drag on for months, emotional and financial costs rise for guests

by Marielle Segarra May 24, 2019
Engagement parties, bridal showers, destination events — it all adds up. But they can be hard to resist.
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Met Gala red carpet faces challenge from influencers

by Marielle Segarra May 7, 2019
"Camp" was the theme this year. Some designers are rethinking their participation in the charitable event that's the highlight of the fashion calendar.
Lady Gaga attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating camp at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6 in New York City.
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Why stock buybacks soared at the end of 2018

by Marielle Segarra May 2, 2019
There are several reasons for the frenzy.
The New York Stock Exchange is pictured on January 03, 2019.
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