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Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Senior Reporter


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 (1,610)

For Black and Latino families, inflation can hit even harder

Jan 18, 2023
A recent New York Fed report finds that households in these demographics have experienced higher-than-average rates of inflation.
Black and Latino households tend to spend a larger proportion of their budgets on necessities like food.
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Why consumers are pulling back on spending

Jan 17, 2023
A New York Fed survey shows consumers are cutting back. But inflation means they're paying more for the same stuff.
Consumer spending peaked over the summer and has been falling ever since, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Why your paycheck isn't keeping up with inflation

Jan 16, 2023
The average paycheck lagged behind inflation in 2022, and the higher prices are hitting low-wage workers the hardest.
Recent data show that wages aren't growing at a fast enough rate to keep up with inflation, which impacts low-income workers the hardest.
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With all eyes on interest rates, the Fed's shifting balance sheet flies under the radar

Dec 14, 2022
The Fed's balance sheet is one of its devices that's managed to avoid the spotlight.
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, D.C.
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A new documentary about economic hardship comes from an unlikely auteur: Congress

Dec 7, 2022
The film highlights the struggles of three American families — in hopes of generating empathy in troubled political times.
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on Dec. 4, 2022.
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Georgia Senate race is now the most expensive of the 2022 midterms

Dec 6, 2022
Here's where that money has come from, and where it's going.
Local resident Reniya Weekes holds a sign to encourage people to vote early outside a polling station on November 29, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Can the Fed keep inflation under control without sacrificing jobs?

Dec 2, 2022
The Federal Reserve is supposed to do both things. But Chair Jerome Powell said this week the Fed will keep raising interest rates to cool inflation, even if that pushes people out of work.
A moderator calls on members of the audience for questions for chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Jerome Powell during an event at the Brookings Institution, November 30, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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Pediatricians brace for the end of federal COVID-19 vaccine funding

Nov 29, 2022
Once funding for COVID vaccines run out, doctors will have to pay upfront for the doses — and hope that they make their money back.
Pediatricians will have to pay for COVID vaccines after federal funding runs out — and that has many of them worried.
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When it comes to crypto, it's buyer beware

Nov 11, 2022
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a new bulletin of consumer complaints about crypto.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received more than 8,000 complaints about crypto in the past four years.
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Texas redistricting changes how congressional candidates allocate money

Oct 26, 2022
Some congressional candidates are doubling down on campaign spending to win over new districts.
"We’re running a full campaign like we did the very first time," says Vicente Gonzalez, who campaigned at an event in Harlingen, Texas, above. "We’ve knocked on over 145,000 doors.”
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