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 (1,521)

Inflation watch: Consumer prices climb

Jan 18, 2007
The latest numbers from the Labor Department shoe that the Consumer Price Index rose half a percent, but economists say it's not cause for alarm. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Minimum wage saga continues

Jan 17, 2007
Should small businesses get billions in tax breaks when Congress raises the federal minimum wage? The Senate Finance committee takes up that question today. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Inflation watch: Lower prices on the way?

Jan 17, 2007
The rise in wholesale prices slowed dramatically in December, which could mean lower prices for consumers in the months ahead. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.

Netflix delivers to your PC

Jan 16, 2007
No need to wait for the mail to get the next DVD on your queue. Netflix will soon begin offering film downloads online — but there are limits to the new service. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.

High Court weighs insurance case

Jan 15, 2007
Tomorrow the Supreme Court considers whether insurers have been complying with a consumer notification law. If not, payouts will be in the billions. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Screen all cargo?

Jan 9, 2007
At the top of today's Democratic agenda: a bill to implement most of the 9/11 Commission recommendations, including screening all cargo that enters the U.S. by sea or air. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

TSA screeners could get union rights

Jan 9, 2007
The House will vote on a bill today that would allow airport baggage screeners to bargain over working conditions as union members. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.

Wind power credits for sale

Nov 3, 2006
Whole Foods Market is now selling wind energy cards for up to $15 at its check stands. Nancy Marshall-Genzer looks at what's in it for consumers.

High Court hears emissions case

Nov 1, 2006
At issue is how the government should measure smokestack emissions. Companies could be forced to add expensive new pollution controls, but environmentalists say the benefits in cleaner air are worth the cost. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A case of power and pollution

Oct 31, 2006
How should the EPA measure the pollution spewing from a smokestack? Tomorrow the Supreme Court hears a complex case that pits environmentalists against a power company. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.