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Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Senior Reporter


I report on the intersection of Washington and Wall Street, explaining how the decisions made here impact your wallet.

What was your first job?

I had a paper route. I used the money I made to buy a horse named Pokey. She totally lived up to her name, unless she was headed toward the barn around dinner time.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

The scramble to get on air. I frequently work the early shift, filing for the “Marketplace Morning Report.” One morning last year, there was a fire drill a few minutes before I was supposed to go live. It stopped just in time!

In your next life, what would your career be?

A professor at Hogwarts.

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

My kids' artwork. They inspire me to be creative.

Latest Stories (1,604)

Formerly a cash cow, the Fed is now losing "about $2 billion a week"

Feb 1, 2023
The central bank invested in securities to get the economy through the pandemic recession.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is seen in Washington, DC. The bank has been a source of government revenue for years following the 2008 financial crisis, but rising interest rates may soon change that.
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What the Federal Reserve's favorite inflation measure can tell us

Jan 25, 2023
The personal consumption expenditures price index, better known as the PCE, tracks what we paid for goods and services in the previous month.
The PCE give less weight to consumer staples like gasoline than the consumer price index does.
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Business economists seem a little more optimistic, survey finds

Jan 23, 2023
A majority still think the country is headed for a recession. But the majority's shrinking.
A little more than half of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics expect a recession, down from about two-thirds in October.
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How much should interest rates keep rising? Fed officials now disagree

Jan 23, 2023
Some officials want a 0.75% rate hike at the next meeting. Others think a 0.5% increase is enough.
High-profile officials in the Federal Reserve System have offered differing attitudes toward future rate hikes following data that suggest a recent moderating of inflation.
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For Black and Latino families, inflation can hit even harder

Jan 18, 2023
A recent New York Fed report finds that households in these demographics have experienced higher-than-average rates of inflation.
Black and Latino households tend to spend a larger proportion of their budgets on necessities like food.
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Why consumers are pulling back on spending

Jan 17, 2023
A New York Fed survey shows consumers are cutting back. But inflation means they're paying more for the same stuff.
Consumer spending peaked over the summer and has been falling ever since, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Why your paycheck isn't keeping up with inflation

Jan 16, 2023
The average paycheck lagged behind inflation in 2022, and the higher prices are hitting low-wage workers the hardest.
Recent data show that wages aren't growing at a fast enough rate to keep up with inflation, which impacts low-income workers the hardest.
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With all eyes on interest rates, the Fed's shifting balance sheet flies under the radar

Dec 14, 2022
The Fed's balance sheet is one of its devices that's managed to avoid the spotlight.
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, D.C.
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A new documentary about economic hardship comes from an unlikely auteur: Congress

Dec 7, 2022
The film highlights the struggles of three American families — in hopes of generating empathy in troubled political times.
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on Dec. 4, 2022.
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Georgia Senate race is now the most expensive of the 2022 midterms

Dec 6, 2022
Here's where that money has come from, and where it's going.
Local resident Reniya Weekes holds a sign to encourage people to vote early outside a polling station on November 29, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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