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Jun 19, 2019

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Tracey Samuelson

SHORT BIO

Report. Host. Edit. Write. Listen.

What was your first job?

Working in a bread store at the peak of the anti-carb movement.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Cramming all the interesting information I find reporting into a few minutes.

In your next life, what would your career be?

ER doctor.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Lots of stuff from Amazon.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

That time I went to Hawaii ... on assignment.

Latest Stories from Tracey (455)

Why is job growth so sluggish? Small businesses

by Tracey Samuelson Jun 5, 2019
The labor market's too tight for them to compete for workers.
In a tight labor market, small businesses are losing the battle.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Anxiety Index®

What if we shortened the workweek?

by Tracey Samuelson Jun 4, 2019
The five-day workweek is ingrained in American culture. The majority of people wish it wasn't.
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

When the yield curve inverts, how nervous should we be?

by Tracey Samuelson May 29, 2019
Historically, an inverted yield curve has spelled recession.
The New York Stock Exchange on a rainy day in New York City last week.
Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. and Japan at odds over auto imports

by Tracey Samuelson May 24, 2019
Or whether Japan can actually deliver.
This December 8, 2017 picture shows workers assembling fourth generation Toyota Prius cars on the production line at the company's Tsutsumi assembly plant in Toyota City, Aichi prefecture.
TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

New York City turns to dry ice to control its rat population

by Tracey Samuelson May 23, 2019
The frozen carbon dioxide is more effective than rodenticide in some cases. But experts say cities will never eradicate rats.
New York City exterminator Joseph Rodriguez drops dry ice pellets into a rat burrow. The dry ice turns into a gas, essentially suffocating the rats with carbon dioxide.
Tracey Samuelson

Changing supply chains isn't as easy as 1, 2, 3

by Tracey Samuelson May 22, 2019
Some companies are better suited to change where they get things made than others.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

How the CBO became "God" in Washington's budget battles

by Tracey Samuelson May 15, 2019
Credit the agency's founding director, Alice Rivlin, who died this week.
Keith Hall, Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), arrives to testify about CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook for Fiscal Year 2019-2029, during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 29, 2019.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Export-Import Bank might shake years of reduced powers

by Tracey Samuelson May 7, 2019
The Senate will vote on confirming three new board members who would enable the Export-Import Bank to perform its full mission. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
People arrive for the U.S. Export-Import Bank's annual conference in Washington, D.C., in 2013.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

What does "tight labor market" mean? Opportunity!

by Tracey Samuelson May 3, 2019
Workers' bargaining power is greater.
Five candidates waiting for job interviews, front view, crop

Worker productivity is booming. Why is inflation so tame?

by Tracey Samuelson May 2, 2019
Additional production isn't translating to additional income.
Tech workers use laptops during an Amazon event in Seattle, Washington on September 20, 2018.
Grant Hindsley/AFP/Getty Images

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