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Marketplace

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 (247)

The Season

At a tough time for department stores, new Nordstrom goes big

by Marielle Segarra Oct 23, 2019
The new Nordstrom is emphasizing services as much as apparel.
A rendering of the seven story flagship store.
Image courtesy of Nordstrom, Inc.
The Season

Hasbro's poor earnings report tells a trade war story

by Marielle Segarra Oct 22, 2019
Tariff-related uncertainty caused chaos on the cusp of the company's most important season.
Hasbro toys on display at a Target store in 2019 in San Rafael, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Walmart will deliver groceries directly to some customers' fridges

by Marielle Segarra Oct 15, 2019
The retail will live stream the deliveries to you ... if you're comfortable letting a stranger into your home.
Walmart will deliver groceries directly to your fridge. Above, a Walmart store in Troy, Ohio.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Trade showdown

Just how much is the trade war hurting China's economy?

by Marielle Segarra Oct 14, 2019
For the month of September, China's import and export data looked weaker than economists were expecting.
The U.S.-China trade war rages on, as China's exports dip. Above, one U.S. dollar and 100 yuan notes on display at a bank in Beijing, China in 2006.
China Photos/Getty Images

Toys R Us and Target make a holiday deal

by Marielle Segarra Oct 8, 2019
The toy store's creditors — basically a bunch of banks — are trying to figure out how to make money from the brand.
Black Friday 2015, better days for Toys R Us.
Yana Paskova/Getty Images

China's farm tariffs are having real effects in rural America

by Marielle Segarra Oct 7, 2019
Car sales in rural areas most affected by China's retaliatory tariffs aren't growing as quickly as other areas.
Soybeans are harvested in Worthington, Minnesota.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

What is the service economy, anyway?

by Marielle Segarra Oct 3, 2019
The vast majority of American jobs are in the services sector; as distinct to manufacturing, agriculture and others.
Pixabay

Trade group asks U.S. government to call out Amazon for counterfeits

by Marielle Segarra Oct 2, 2019
The group also wants web sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines added to the list.
A trade group is asking the federal government to put Amazon websites, specifically those in France and India, on a counterfeit list. Above, Amazon packages in northern France.
Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Oil infrastructure limits ability of U.S. to quickly ramp up exports

by Marielle Segarra Sep 16, 2019
Problems like shallow shipping channels are one reason the U.S., despite being the world's biggest oil producer, is not its biggest exporter.
A pumpjack sits in the Permian Basin on the outskirts of Midland, Texas, in 2016.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Why it's so hard to deliver groceries

by Marielle Segarra Sep 12, 2019
Walmart, which is about to expand its unlimited grocery delivery nationwide, knows all about it.
Shopping bags lie on a checkout counter of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Troy, Ohio.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images