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Marketplace Morning Report

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 (460)

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

USMCA hurdles not all to do with U.S. politics

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 25, 2019
Mexico needs to pass promised labor reforms to boost the independence of its unions. Its lower house has already passed a bill that its Senate is expected to take up shortly. But passing these reforms likely won’t not be enough to convince…
The Mexican, US and the Canadian flags sit in the lobby where the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations are taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, September 24, 2017.
LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images

What washing machine prices tell us about the impact of tariffs

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 22, 2019
The cost of tariffs put on the appliances last year was passed on to U.S. consumers, according to new research.
Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

USMCA would slightly boost U.S. economy, says ITC report

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 19, 2019
An ITC report out this week shows the USMCA is projected to boost the U.S. economy by .35% when fully implemented.
Employees work on the assembly line of the Tiguan model, at the Volkswagen car plant in Puebla, central Mexico, on March 16, 2018.
PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
Trade showdown

China's GDP is growing faster than expected. What does that mean for trade talks?

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 17, 2019
The White House had argued that a weakening Chinese economy would give the U.S. an advantage in negotiations.
Vendors inside a fruit store wait for customers in Beijing in February. 
Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images
Marketplace Tech Blogs

Social media, elections and fake news: India edition

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 5, 2019
As national elections approach, voters are being targeted with fake news on WhatsApp.
An Indian newspaper vendor reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information in New Delhi on July 10, 2018.
Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images