Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Senior Reporter

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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 (1,515)

How consumers are using their latest relief checks

Apr 7, 2021
A Federal Reserve report found consumers are mostly saving the payment. When more Americans are vaccinated, they might spend more.
Many consumers plan to save a big part of their relief payment instead of quickly funneling it into the economy.
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Some will get refunds on taxes they paid on unemployment benefits ... eventually

Apr 2, 2021
The IRS says the process of recalculating taxpayer returns will stretch into the summer.
It's a messy year for the IRS, taxpayers and tax preparers.
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Biden wants to nearly double U.S. spending on science

Mar 29, 2021
The president says he'd like to increase spending to about 2% of the country's GDP — closer to what it was in the 1960s.
Artificial intelligence, like the AI used in these robots, is one of the main areas of scientific research this spending would go towards.
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The COVID relief package is official. When will we see direct payments?

Mar 12, 2021
The White House says relief payments sent by direct deposit could start hitting bank accounts this weekend.
Getting checks out to Americans who are already in the IRS’ system should be quick this time around.
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Biden has his hands full rebuilding a demoralized federal workforce

Mar 8, 2021
There are giant holes to fill, but also a huge pool of people with experience in government who are ready to go.
President Joe Biden tried to shore up federal employees’ morale even before his inauguration. He has substantial restaffing to do, but many former appointees are willing to serve again.
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Texas, Mississippi lift COVID mask mandates

Texas businesses can open at 100% capacity in a week. In Mississippi, mask and distancing recommendations are now in place.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (right) issued an executive order lifting the state's mask mandate on Tuesday.
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Senate Democrats may drop backup plan to raise minimum wage

It’s now unclear whether the final bill will include a minimum wage hike.
The House passed a COVID relief bill over the weekend that does include a provision for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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Will Congress consider giving marijuana companies access to big banks?

Feb 26, 2021
Pot's illegal at the federal level, so major banks won't provide services. Therefore, vendors can't accept credit or debit cards.
Being shut out by major banks prevents cannabis stores from accepting credit cards and makes leasing space difficult.
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What a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage could do

Feb 22, 2021
Raising the minimum from $7.25 to $15 per hour is part of the American Rescue Act, now making its way through Congress.
The bump up to a $15 hourly minimum wage would make a big difference for people of color in particular.
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Big pharmacy chains start giving COVID vaccines today

But it's not as easy as just showing up at a store and expecting to get a shot.
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