Stacey Vanek Smith

Reporter, Marketplace


Stacey Vanek Smith is a former senior reporter for Marketplace.

Latest Stories (1,132)

PODCAST: Money in the meteorites

Aug 11, 2014
Amazon vs. Disney, tech lobbyists in Brussels, and meteorite money.
Perseid meteors streak across the sky on August 12, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada.
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Can I ask you to blue sky that synergy?

Aug 4, 2014
The origin of business jargon, and why people use it.
Office Space/20th Century Fox

Automakers could sell 16 million cars this year. What?

Aug 1, 2014
That's the biggest auto sales number in eight years.
Allen Zimney and his girlfriend Leila Alvarez, with the help of Star Ford salesman Greg Bowles, shop for a car at the Star Ford dealership in Glendale, California.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Twitter is relying on the Underwear Gnomes Profit Plan

Jul 30, 2014
Twitter lost money, but gained users - part of their strategy.
Twitter announced a loss of $144 million in the first quarter, but also registered a 25 percent gain in users in that same period.

What the Zillow-Trulia deal means for real estate

Jul 28, 2014
We look at the real estate business following the $3.5 billion Zillow-Trulia deal.
Zillow is changing the game for real estate as they look to acquire their competitor, Trulia.
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Car companies are happy to lose money on electric cars

Jul 28, 2014
Why Nissan is willing to lose money on the Leaf.
 A Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is displayed at Star Nissan on December 3, 2012 in Niles, Illinois.
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How companies like Microsoft should handle mass layoffs

Jul 17, 2014
Microsoft is laying off 14 percent of its staff. But it'll be six months before the redundancy process is complete.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during his keynote address at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, July 16, 2014.
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Lindt Chocolate just snapped up Russell Stover

Jul 14, 2014
But how exactly do companies find each other? And, is it love?
Russel Stover + Lindt = <3?
Russel Stover

Good news for security firms: our data's not safe

Jul 10, 2014
Cybersecurity breaches are creating big opportunities for data security businesses
Fake business, fake reviews