Stacey Vanek Smith

Reporter, Marketplace


Stacey Vanek Smith is a former senior reporter for Marketplace.

Latest Stories (1,129)

Machiavelli’s lessons for women in the workforce

Sep 7, 2021
An excerpt from “Machiavelli for Women,” a new book by NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith.
Italian statesman, writer and political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, circa 1510. In a new book, NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith applies the lessons of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” to women in 21st century workplaces.
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Is Snapchat really worth $10 billion?

Aug 27, 2014
We look at what makes Snapchat worth what people think it's worth today?
Snapchat has been allocated an impressive $10 billion valuation following an investment made by venture-capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

And the Emmy goes to... Monday!

Aug 22, 2014
NBC has moved the Emmys from Sunday to Monday... and the reason is all economics.
The Emmys will take place on Monday this year to avoid competition with Sunday Night Football.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Why Europe loves Yellen's moves

Aug 22, 2014
The Fed is likely to stay the course, and other central banks are fine with that.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen during the International Monetary and Financial Committee family photo at the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings.
(Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

How the Fed became a Central Superbank

Aug 20, 2014
Is it a bird? Its it a plane? No! It's the Federal Reserve!
Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, look on as the group of 20 nations, finance ministers and central bankers prepare for the International Monetary and Financial Committee family photo at the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings in Washington, DC.
Pete Marovich/Getty Images

Who will win the dollar store bidding war?

Aug 18, 2014
If you thought all dollar stores are the same, think again.
Dollar stores continue the bidding war over the purchase of Family Dollar stores.
Brian Killian/Getty Images for Procter & Gamble

Weekend Brunch: Amazon v. Hachette, Axe, and Candy Crush

Aug 15, 2014
Zac Bissonnette and Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith wrap up the week's news.
Photo courtesy of iStockphoto

PODCAST: The rise of the SWAT team

Aug 15, 2014
SWAT teams, frequent flier miles, and a high tech football stadium.
Heavily equipped police responding to protests in Ferguson last week. Images and video of the events spreading on social media have brought this story to national and international prominence.
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

PODCAST: Now playing in digital

Aug 14, 2014
Europe's GDP, addressing employee mental health, and switching movies to digital.
Alicia Bowers threads the leader of a film into a projector at the Parkway Discount Cinema in Warner Robins. The Parkway Discount Cinema is closing, rather than go through the costly conversion to digital projection.
Grant Blankenship

PODCAST: The biggest IPO

Aug 13, 2014
Amazon local register, growth in teacher aides, and Alibaba sells stock.
Japan's mobile communication giant Softbank president Masayoshi Son announces the company's financial result ended in March in Tokyo on May 7, 2014. Softbank is also the company which owns the chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, who yesterday, May 6, 2014, finally filed its IPO.