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Tracey Samuelson


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 (475)

A brief history of the income tax

Feb 1, 2013
The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.

Facebook earnings expected to show mobile ad growth

Jan 30, 2013
As more users check Facebook on their smart phones, its mobile advertising strategy is critical to success.

So, do Super Bowl ads really work?

Jan 29, 2013
What's the return on investment from a $4 million Super Bowl ad buy?

The power Library of Congress has on cell phones

Jan 28, 2013
The nation's foremost repository of copyrighted material also oversees digital copyrights.

Unlock your phone? You're breaking the law

Jan 28, 2013
If you're the type of tech savvy person who likes to hack your own electronics, you might be interested to know that unlocking your own cell phone without your provider's permission actually became illegal over the weekend.

Long Island Power slammed for slow Sandy response

Nov 19, 2012
Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy power has been restored for most people affected by the storm. But the embattled LIPA is still dealing with a wave of criticism over its performance.

High-rise renters hurt by Sandy flooding

Nov 13, 2012
The flooding from Superstorm Sandy has displaced a lot of New Yorkers, including those who live far above the high-water mark.

The haves and the have-nots? Not in Country Knolls

Sep 24, 2012
The through line in this election campaign and in the economy for the past year or so has been a debate about income inequality. According to the Census Bureau, the community of Country Knolls, in upstate New York, is the most income equal in the country.

"Occupy" protesters grapple with money issues

Oct 27, 2011
With more than $400,000 in donations but no desire to name leaders, the Occupy Wall Street protest faces a challenge: Who will manage the money?

Occupy Wall Street protestors gain broader support

Oct 3, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement gains momentum in New York, with labor organizations joining the flanks of protestors.