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It's not delivery. It's the grocery store.

Dec 5, 2019

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Have something you want Kai to explain about the economy? Let us know!

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 (248)

The unemployed could have an opportunity in seasonal work

by Marielle Segarra Nov 25, 2016
Employers are looking for help, but a lot of people have jobs. That means stores will need to start looking at workers they may have ignored.
Toys'R'Us workers wait for shoppers inside the store during early Black Friday events on November 24, 2016 in Paramus, New Jersey.

 
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This coffee shop isn't very interested in coffee

by Marielle Segarra Nov 25, 2016
With a pay-as-sit approach, the Glass Hour Café in Brooklyn wants to rethink an established business model.
Glass Hour

Why your Thanksgiving meal will be a bargain

by Marielle Segarra Nov 24, 2016
Food prices have been down all year. Yes, even turkey prices.
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What will the election mean to holiday sales?

by Marielle Segarra Nov 21, 2016
Uncertainty about consumer behavior after the election has retailers nervous
Shoppers leave a Target store after the start of a Black Friday sale during Thanksgiving evening in Los Angeles, California on November 26, 2015. 
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How GOP will target Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

by Marielle Segarra Nov 21, 2016
The consumer agency has been a long-time foe of the party and of banks.
Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee earlier this year on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Disney is a hit movie-making machine lately, but the spotlight is dimming on ESPN

by Marielle Segarra Nov 10, 2016
Disney reports its earnings later today.

Traveling for the holidays? Buy your tickets now!

by Marielle Segarra Nov 8, 2016
It might be cheaper to get home for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year than last year. Airline tickets for the week of Thanksgiving are about 2.5 percent cheaper on average than they were a year ago. And for Christmas, prices…
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Pennsylvania installs prefab bridges

by Marielle Segarra Jan 21, 2015
Prefabricated parts speed up bridge construction and save money.