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Finding the American Dream through politics

Dec 9, 2019

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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.

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Walmart, which is about to expand its unlimited grocery delivery nationwide, knows all about it.
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Kroger taps into the demand for meat substitutes

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What happens when retailers pass along tariff costs to customers?

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Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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Rihanna partners with Amazon to stream fashion show

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Amazon wants to grow its apparel business. Could a retail collaboration with Rihanna be far behind?
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Dollar store chains settle with New York state over expired drugs

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The low-cost retailers will pay a fine and pay more attention to sell-by dates.
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Are recessions inevitable?

by Marielle Segarra Aug 22, 2019
Basically, yes. But they're a roll of the dice.
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Is recession talk a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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Navigating the “Wild West” of streaming services

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Home Depot reports earnings this week

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Some things are looking up for the retailer. Others, however ...
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