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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 (1,566)

Wireless carriers will limit 5G near airports, but airlines are still pushing back

Jan 18, 2022
The airlines have warned that a 5G rollout would cause hundreds of flights to be canceled, diverted or delayed.
After disputes between airlines and wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon agreed to limit their 5G signals around airport buffer zones.
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A look at the Federal Reserve's historical lack of diversity

Jan 5, 2022
There wasn't a Black member of the Fed's board of governors until 1966. Part of the problem: too much emphasis on Ivy League economists.
“If you’re intentionally creating a talent pool that is nondiverse, then you’re probably going to end up with a nondiverse outcome," Georgetown Law professor Chris Brummer says. Above, the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
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How some companies manage to profit from supply chain kinks

Dec 14, 2021
While businesses are not immune to the global logistics nightmare, those that primarily source domestically have an advantage.
The factory floor at the Thompson Creek Window Co. CEO Rick Wuest said being domestically sourced means reliability. “We seized the window of opportunity," he said.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

What worker productivity numbers can reveal

Dec 9, 2021
Productivity drops can confirm other trends like rising wages and shortages of materials.
Labor productivity is a measure of worker output and can be used by the IRS to forecast tax collections.
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Checking the roads and bridges to grandmother's house

Nov 24, 2021
What will the infrastructure bill do for 60-year-old Putty Hill Avenue Bridge — which supports 17,000 vehicles daily — and similar sites?
Each day, more than 17,000 vehicles use Maryland's 60-year-old Putty Hill Avenue Bridge, which has suffered wear and tear.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Biden pressures China on commitments to buy U.S. goods and services

Nov 16, 2021
This is part of the phase one trade deal China signed with the Trump administration. But those goals may have been unrealistic.
President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit Monday.
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Federal pharma ingredient stockpile is under construction in Virginia

Oct 19, 2021
The stockpile is a way to address shortages of some medicines. Some of the ingredients will be stored for emergency use.
Construction is underway in Petersburg, Virginia, on buildings to house a stockpile of pharmaceutical ingredients.
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What does the Federal Reserve board of governors do, besides voting on interest rates?

Oct 15, 2021
There are seven members of the board of governors. Usually.
Randal Quarles, a member of the Federal Reserve board of governors, was vice chair for supervision at the central bank until this week. The Fed said that position would go unfilled.
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Confused by IRS letters saying you made a mistake? You're not alone.

Oct 12, 2021
Some people think followup letters informing them of their right to appeal are a scam. They aren't.
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Will the Fed use regional openings to diversify its leadership?

Oct 7, 2021
A group of directors at each regional bank is in charge of forming a search committee to hire a new president.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has expressed support for diversifying the regional Fed banks.
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