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 from Nancy (1,424)

COVID-19

What you need to do to get your COVID-19 stimulus check

If you got a tax refund or paid the IRS by paper check last year, you'll need to get your bank details in to the agency.
If the IRS has your direct deposit details, you don’t need to do anything.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
COVID-19

Businesses step up cleaning to keep new coronavirus at bay

Mar 6, 2020
"Deep cleaning" companies are in demand.
A utility service worker for King County Metro deep cleans a metro bus on March 3, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
Karen Ducey/Getty Images
COVID-19

Investors seek safe havens as markets, bond yields fall

Mar 4, 2020
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury dipped below 1% Tuesday.
With yields this low, you’d think investors would be running away from bonds. But not everyone is.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A short-staffed IRS is trying to reform

Mar 3, 2020
The IRS is trying to modernize its computer systems and improve customer service — with a smaller budget and workforce.
The Internal Revenue Service Building in 2008.
Shashi Bellamkonda

Implications for U.S. tech companies as EU eyes AI regulation

Feb 19, 2020
The EU wants to be sure there’s human oversight of artificial intelligence, and that AI systems use high-quality data.
European Commission vice president in charge for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova shakes hands with Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels, on Feb. 17, 2020.
Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images
Government shutdown 2019

A year after the shutdown, federal contractors still digging out of a financial hole

Jan 24, 2020
The longest government shutdown in U.S. history has had lasting effects for workers.
Government workers protest the shutdown on Jan. 10, 2019, in Chicago.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Central banks are searching for new tools

Jan 23, 2020
The ECB and the Federal Reserve are attempting to figure out if their approach to monetary policy still works.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said she’s also looking for answers from the public on how to change the bank's monetary policy strategy.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Spending big to get noticed in a crowded Democratic field

Jan 14, 2020
Democrats had to raise lots of money, from many donors, to get on the debate stage. They're also spending a lot of that money.
The last Democratic debate at Loyola Marymount University on December 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Trying to solve an inflation mystery

Jan 13, 2020
When prices for an item swing wildly up and down, they can drastically skew inflation measurements. A new index aims to rectify that.
Why would a decline in cellphone service plan prices affect inflation so drastically?
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Intellectual property protections to feature in new U.S.-China trade deal

Jan 13, 2020
Whatever is specifically agreed on could be very hard to enforce.
Mark Schiefelbein/AFP via Getty Images

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