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Marketplace strives to swiftly acknowledge and correct mistakes. Any corrections of errors will be noted in updated audio and associated stories. To report an error, please email us.

Note: This corrections page was started in 2021 and published in 2022 as part of an initiative to promote transparency and align Marketplace with industry best practices. Though individual stories also note any post-publication updates, this page is a centralized, regularly updated place to note corrections and clarifications.

Banks that helped finance Musk’s Twitter purchase field low bids for debt

Clarification (Nov. 11, 2022): This story has been updated to clarify that some banks have received offers of 60 cents on the dollar from investors for a piece of the Twitter debt, according to Bloomberg.


When graduating into a recession actually makes you happier


When losing your job means losing your right to stay in the U.S.

Clarification (Nov. 10, 2022): This story has been modified to clarify that the H-1B visa is considered a nonimmigrant visa category under U.S. law.


Why high interest rates are partly responsible for the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot 

Correction (Nov. 8, 2022): A previous headline for this story misstated the amount of the Powerball jackpot.


EU ramps up financial pressure on Hungary’s right-wing government

Correction (Nov. 8 2022): A previous version of the story omitted the word “own” from the phrase “own goal” in Sandra Kröger’s quote.


Wage growth seems to be slowing. But is it enough to please Fed policymakers?

Clarification (Nov. 7, 2022): This story has been amended to clarify the context of a quote from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.


Rebooting a multibillion-dollar business after tens of thousands of layoffs

Clarification (Nov. 1, 2022): This story has been updated to include Charlie Jacobs as co-CEO of Delaware North.


FIFA says broadcasters lowballed bids for the Women’s World Cup

Clarification (Oct. 24, 2022): This story has been amended to clarify that Michelle Janning’s comment is hypothetical.


Taking stock of Big Tech and Russian energy with Europe’s Competition Commissioner

Correction (Sept. 21, 2022): A previous version of this story misspelled Margrethe Vestager’s name.


How small businesses became the most trusted institution in the U.S. 

Correction (July 22, 2022): A previous version of this story misstated what types of companies were able to offer workers higher wages following World War II.


How inflation cuts into the value of the federal minimum wage

Correction (July 19, 2022): Previous versions of this story misidentified Janice Fine of Rutgers University.


The labor market is strong enough to take more rate increases, Federal Reserve official says

Clarification (July 7, 2022): The web version of this story has been updated to clarify that Daly is a nonvoting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.


U.S. pushes for Russian oil price ceiling. Feasible?

Clarification (June 30, 2022): A previous version of this story included a statement that characterized India as producing “zero oil” of its own. While India imports the vast majority of its crude oil (as much as 85%), it does produce a small share of its own.


Roe v. Wade has been overturned. What happens now?

Clarification (June 24, 2022): This story has been updated with details on how Supreme Court justices voted. 


The reversal of Roe v. Wade will make abortion more expensive and harder to access

Clarification (June 24, 2022): This story has been updated with details on how Supreme Court justices voted.

Correction (June 24, 2022): A previous version of this story misstated the types of resources that companies say they will allocate to help employees seeking an abortion. 


A brief history of the credit score

Correction (July 7, 2022): A previous version of this story misstated how some employers use job candidates’ credit information. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, employers are barred from accessing an applicant’s credit history without their consent.  


New York lawmakers push to pump the brakes on crypto mining

Correction (June 16, 2022): A previous version of this web story misattributed a quote to Vinny Aliperti.


Retail sales dip may be lined with silver

Correction (June 15, 2022): An earlier version of this story misstated the amount consumers spent on retail shopping and food in May and the adjustments made to the estimate. Consumers spent $697 billion before adjustments for seasonal variation.


Crypto’s growth spawns a Washington debate: Who should regulate it?

Clarification (June 9, 2022): This story has been amended to clarify the scope of the CFTC’s regulatory responsibilities in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.


Pandemic rules for school lunch program expiring

Correction (June 6, 2022): A previous headline mischaracterized the scope of the changes to the federal school meals program.


Will new, diverse leadership help bring cultural change to Broadway?

Correction (June 1, 2022): A previous version of this story misstated the length of “The Skin of Our Teeth.” The play is three hours long. Lileana Blain-Cruz’s position has been clarified; she is resident director at the Lincoln Center Theater, part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Heavily outspent, gun control groups still press their case

Correction (May 27, 2022): This story has been updated to clarify the amount of money gun control groups have spent on lobbying.


U.S. authorities extend work permits for hundreds of thousands of immigrants

Correction (May 5, 2022): A previous version of this story misspelled Daniel Costa’s name.


Blackstone sees opportunity in student housing

Correction (April 21, 2022): Previous versions of this story misstated Blackstone’s name on second reference. 


Millions of college students are eligible for tax credits. But they have to file for them.

Clarification (April 15, 2022): This story has been updated to include details about statutory limitations on tax refunds. 


Why taming inflation can take so long

Correction (April 13, 2022): A previous version of this story mischaracterized a Federal Reserve policy option in fighting inflation.


Federal Reserve lifts interest rates a quarter point

Correction (April 6, 2022): The headline on an earlier version of this story misstated the amount of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate increase. The increase was a quarter of a point.


Central Texas: famous for barbecue, boots and … bitcoin?

Correction (March 29, 2022): This story has been updated to clarify the sequence of events leading to the closing of the town’s lignite mine.


Company aims to buy and restore struggling rural hospitals in Tennessee

Correction (March 24, 2022): A previous version of this story misidentified Kyle Kopec.


The moratorium on repaying federal direct student loans may finally be expiring

Correction (March 16, 2022): This story has been amended to provide context for comments by the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget.


Crypto miners came to upstate New York for cheap energy. Some regret letting them come.

Correction (March 14, 2022): Previous versions of this story misstated the name of Ben DeGraw, the director of operations at Coinmint’s Massena facility.


Humanitarian aid to Ukraine takes many forms

Correction (March 2, 2022): Shelly Culbertson’s first name was misspelled in a previous version of this story.


Insulin began saving lives a century ago. Why is it still so unaffordable?

Correction (Feb. 11, 2022): A previous version of this article misstated the field in which Frederic Banting and John Macleod won their Nobel Prize. The text has been corrected.


The Fed explores a digital dollar

Correction (Feb. 3, 2022): A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Yaya Fanusie as the author of a recent Wired UK article, “China’s digital yuan is a warning to the world.”


Sacrifice and sleep deprivation: Inside the lives of overnight caregivers

Correction (Dec. 29, 2021): Dee’s Tots Childcare was incorrectly named in a previous version of this story. The text has been corrected.


Job and city switching surge in the pandemic

Correction (Dec. 16, 2021): Previous versions of this story mischaracterized job postings data from LinkedIn. The text has been corrected.


What will inflation look like one year from now?

Correction (Dec. 9, 2021): The original headline mischaracterized the current rate of inflation.


Comedians are demanding royalties. Spotify yanked their recordings.

Correction (Dec. 9, 2021): An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the legal status of the comedians’ claim. The text and audio have been corrected.


When was the last time we paid down the national debt?

Correction (Dec. 2, 2021): An earlier version of this story misstated the years when the federal debt and the deficit started to receive greater attention.


Why are big corporations splitting up?

Correction (Nov. 12, 2021): An earlier version of this story mischaracterized how Johnson & Johnson is splitting its operations. The two divisions will be drugs and medical devices, and consumer products.


How can the U.S. government better distribute funding to tribal governments?

Correction (Nov. 5, 2021): The text of this story has been updated to reflect that $30 billion has been distributed to tribal governments, specifically.


BBQ used to be poor folks’ food. Now, some of it is $36 per pound.

Correction (Oct. 20, 2021:) A previous version of this story misspelled Tootsie Tomanetz’s name. The text has been corrected.

Correction (Oct. 14, 2021): In an earlier version of this story, the wrong caption appeared under the main photo. It has been corrected.


“LuLaRich” docuseries highlights struggles of MLM regulation, oversight

Correction (Oct. 8, 2021): In a previous version of this article, one instance of Kati Daffan’s name included a typo. The text has been updated.


Hollywood workers vote to authorize a strike to improve conditions on set

Correction (Oct. 5, 2021): An earlier headline incorrectly characterized the IATSE vote. Union members voted to authorize a strike.


Resale becomes fashion’s fastest growing trend

Correction (Oct. 5, 2021): A previous version of this web story misspelled Sucharita Kodali’s name and misstated her pronouns.


Checking your Instagram? Habits, actually.

Correction (Oct. 5, 2021): A previous version of this page misspelled Renan Rocha’s name in the caption.


The renewable energy transition has companies looking out to sea

Correction (Sept. 27, 2021): Due to an editing error, the original version of this story misspelled Michael Lodge’s last name. It has been corrected.


Vinyl records are selling at twice the clip of a year ago with no signs of slowing down

Correction (Sept. 20, 2021): A previous version of this story included a link to the wrong data from the Recording Industry Association of America. The link has been updated.


Could the Steel City become a silicon city? A look at a post 9/11 Pennsylvania

Correction (Sept. 8, 2021): Jim Jen’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story. The text has been corrected.


As white-collar workers stay remote, those in service jobs are missing customers

Correction (Sept. 2, 2021): A previous version of this story misstated Daniel Zhao’s title. The text has been corrected.


Teachers are leaving the profession due to COVID-19 stresses

Correction (Aug. 25, 2021): A caption misspelling Elise Villescaz’s name has been corrected.


Can changing home appraisal language help close the wealth gap?

Correction (July 27, 2021): An earlier version of this story misstated the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in a home listed in Chesterfield Square. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.


How some workers changed their careers during the pandemic

Correction (June 30, 2021): A previous version of this story misspelled Shauna Kruse’s name. The text has been corrected.


Why people are dropping unemployment benefits before they run out

Correction (June 29, 2021): A previous version of this story misstated Dana Scott’s pronouns. The text has been corrected.


DoorDash and Albertsons bet heavily on online grocery shopping

Correction (June 25, 2021): A previous version of this story misspelled Fuad Hannon’s name. The text has been corrected.


With long-term unemployment comes long-term challenges

Correction (June 3, 2021): A previous version of this story incorrectly described the group of long-term unemployed Americans from April’s jobs report. The text has been corrected.


To solve big problems, sometimes you need a contest

Correction (May 20, 2021): A previous of this story misstated the day Charles Lindbergh completed his transatlantic flight. The text has been corrected.


It’s a buyer’s market for real estate businesses

Correction (May 14, 2021): A previous version of this web story incorrectly described Rick Palacios Jr.’s forecast for home sales transactions. The text has been corrected.


An hour from the nation’s capital, a different infrastructure debate

Correction (May 10, 2021): Previous versions of this web and audio story misidentified Terawana Renee Keys. They have been corrected.


How one primary care doctor found her role in the fight against COVID-19

Correction (May 4, 2021): A previous version of this story misstated Dr. Koven’s medical specialty. The text has been corrected.


The U.S. is trying to reclaim its rare-earth mantle

Correction (May 5, 2021): A previous version of this story misstated the location of some of Molycorp’s former assets following its bankruptcy. The text has been corrected.


Voting rights issue sparks huge fundraising across political spectrum

Clarification (April 28, 2021): Context has been added to clarify Jay Riestenberg’s position on undisclosed political donors.


Streaming platforms are in a smackdown for the fans

Correction (April 9, 2021): An earlier version of this story misstated bracketed information in a quote from Brandon Thurston. It should read World Wrestling Entertainment.


As state unemployment trust funds empty, employers face soaring taxes

Correction (March 26, 2021): A previous version of this story misspelled Washington State Sen. Karen Keizer’s name in one instance. The text has been corrected.


Uber to give U.K. drivers minimum wage, retirement plan and more

Clarification (March 17, 2021): This story has been updated to clarify the classification of Uber drivers in the U.K.


American “nomads” and their “love-hate” relationship with Amazon’s CamperForce

Correction (March 16, 2021): A previous version of this story misspelled Inyo National Forest.


Some businesses that could use the help aren’t eligible for new PPP loans

Clarification (Feb. 24, 2021): This story has been updated to clarify which businesses are subject to the 25% revenue decline restriction.


What does inflation look like?

Correction (Feb. 23, 2021): A previous version of this story misspelled Paul Volcker’s name.


Eurostar rail service, hit by pandemic, appeals for help from U.K.

Correction (Feb. 3, 2021:) A previous version of the audio for this story misstated the profits for Eurostar. The audio has been corrected.