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Nancy Marshall-Genzer



Nancy covers Washington, D.C. for Marketplace. However, she has a wide range of interests and has reported on everything from homelessness to government shutdowns and the history of the Fed.

Before joining Marketplace, she worked in the NPR newscast unit as a producer and fill-in editor and newscaster. She also worked at WAMU, the NPR affiliate in Washington.

In 2023, Nancy was honored with a Gracie Award for a story on how pediatricians were coping with the end of the federal government's COVID public health emergency. The story also won a National Headliner Award and a Society of Professional Journalists award.

Latest Stories (1,657)

Walmart's newest growth market? More affluent shoppers

May 16, 2024
"I’m not embarrassed to say I bought something from Walmart anymore," says one such shopper.
The company has been trying to lure more high-end shoppers with new, trendier products and faster delivery of online orders.
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Why isn't the cost of borrowing money included in the consumer price index?

May 15, 2024
Loans are a big cost, but they would muddle the data in the CPI. Fed rate hikes would essentially create inflation, despite their intention.
Borrowing is a major expense for many Americans. One example is the interest on car loans.
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The federal government's inflation measures can feel ... wrong. How accurate are they?

Apr 30, 2024
CPI and PCE can both seem to be out of step with consumers' experience.
The CPI and PCE each have their own basket of goods and services they keep an eye on to determine how inflation is doing.
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Workers used to earn about two-thirds of the income their labor generates. Now, it's just over half.

Apr 12, 2024
The stat, called labor share of national income, is being squeezed by globalization, declining union membership and automation.
Even though workers' slice of the pie is shrinking, the U.S. economy is growing, so they're getting a smaller slice of a bigger pie.
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Women pay more than men for health care. That's leading some of them to declare bankruptcy.

Apr 8, 2024
Even when pregnancy-related costs are stripped out, women still pay more than men.
Female employees spend about $266 a year more out-of-pocket for health care than their male colleagues, a Deloitte study finds.
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Maryland legislators hope to help port workers and others affected by the bridge collapse

Apr 1, 2024
More than 15,000 people work directly at the port, and more than 140,000 additional jobs are connected to it.
With the port's main shipping channel closed, small business owners as well as restaurant and hotel staff working near the port could soon find themselves out of work.
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The shrinking federal government — in D.C.

Mar 15, 2024
For years, there have been more federal workers based outside the nation’s capital than in it. That trend picked up during the pandemic.
"From February 2020 to January 2024, federal government employment in the District of Columbia, D.C. proper, fell by 2%,” said T.J. Lepoutre at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Biden uses State of the Union speech to tout his economic track record

Mar 8, 2024
He cited job growth and cheaper drugs for seniors, among other things.
During the State of the Union address on Thursday, President Joe Biden touted the strong labor market the U.S. has seen under his presidency.
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When will the Fed cut rates? Senators are likely to put Jay Powell on the spot when he testifies

Mar 7, 2024
He says there's likely to be a rate cut this year, but he won't say when.
Above, Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.
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Want to know where inflation's headed? Look to the producer price index

Feb 20, 2024
It's usually called a measure of wholesale prices, but it can also be a leading indicator that shows where consumer prices are headed.
The cost of hospital outpatient care was up more than 2% last month. Health care costs are included in both the PPI and PCE.
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