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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 (475)

How finances keep people in abusive relationships

by Tracey Samuelson and Rose Conlon Oct 11, 2019
For domestic violence survivors, economic abuse can have lasting effects.
Cecilia Carlstedt for the California Sunday Magazine

The tricky business of investment restrictions

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 30, 2019
The Trump administration is reportedly considering limiting U.S. investments in China as part of the trade war.
The Trump administration might force some Chinese companies to de-list from American stock exchanges. Above, Alibaba Group opens on the NYSE in 2014.
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Impeachment inquiry will likely stall legislative agenda

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 26, 2019
Priorities are expected to shift in the coming weeks and months.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry on September 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

From an idled GM plant to a UAW picket line

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 20, 2019
The No. 1 issue on this assembly line worker's strike agenda? End GM's use of temporary workers.
Members of the United Auto Workers Union picket outside the General Motors assembly plant on Sept. 16 in Wentzville, Missouri.
Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Striking GM workers’ concerns include health care, temp workers

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 18, 2019
Pay and benefits for temps is front of mind for many strikers.
Members of the United Automobile Workers who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, slow down salaried employees entering the plant as they strike early on Sept. 16.
Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

What GM workers are thinking as they join picket lines

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 16, 2019
"We're getting little pennies compared to [GM executives]," one worker told Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson.
Members of the United Auto Workers who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Michigan, hold signs as they go on strike in the early morning of September 16, 2019.
Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 5, 2019
San Francisco banned the sale of e-cigarettes earlier this year. Now Michigan becomes the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
A variety of e-cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York in 2013 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What's the appeal of the "century bond"?

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 29, 2019
Investors would sign up to loan the U.S. government money for 50 or even 100 years.
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Will shareholders make way for other stakeholders?

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 19, 2019
CEO group Business Roundtable says companies should consider how they're affecting employees, customers and society — in addition shareholders.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon leads the Business Roundtable. Above, JPMorgan's New York City headquarters in 2017.
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How the closings of two auto plants changed Hamtramck and Detroit's Poletown

by Tommy Andres and Tracey Samuelson Aug 14, 2019
When the Dodge Main plant closed in 1979, local leaders offered GM tax breaks and more land to move in. Now the GM plant is closing, too.
"The Spirit of Detroit" monument sits downtown. In the background is the Renaissance Center, where GM is headquartered.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

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