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Molly Wood

Host and senior editor

SHORT BIO

I'm the host of “Marketplace Tech,” a daily broadcast focused on demystifying the digital economy. I'm also co-host of the “Make Me Smart” podcast alongside Kai Ryssdal, where we try to make sense of big topics in business, tech and culture.

What was your first job?

Grocery store checker (but I also drove an ice cream truck once).

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Time, the most precious thing of all.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A pet!

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My electric fireplace! It is both cute and cozy.

 

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The FTC has no chief technologist as it weighs big tech investigations

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