Andy Uhler

Reporter

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Andy Uhler is the Texas-based reporter for Marketplace, based in Austin.

He joined Marketplace team from the Texas Standard, an hour-long news program produced at KUT in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, he was a natural resources policy analyst at the Texas Legislature as part of a global policy studies master’s program at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the senior producer for the music journalism program Texas Music Matters, and he worked as a co-host for NPR Music’s festival coverage.

Andy's reporting tends to focus on the energy industry and agriculture in Texas. Every now and again, though, he gets to report on sports. When that happens, don't be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers or Dallas Mavericks enter the conversation.

Latest Stories (578)

As Austin bars open again, owners try to balance revenue and safety

May 29, 2020
Texas saloons and bars have lost at least $600 million since the pandemic forced them to shut down.
People listen to live music at the reopened Blind Pig Pub in Austin, Texas, on May 22.
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Retail beer sales are up but that's not cutting it for many craft breweries

May 27, 2020
Smaller brewers often don't have enough of a retail presence to offset loss of sales in bars and restaurants.
A brewery in Washington, D.C. seen in 2019. One brewery owner said about 40% of his brewery’s revenue comes from selling kegs to bars and restaurants.
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Costco, hit especially hard by social-distancing rules, sees 90% bump in online sales

May 26, 2020
The company's sales dropped for the first time since 2009 in April.
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Will more renters be evicted now that bans are lifting?

May 21, 2020
Eviction can ultimately lead to damaged credit, difficulty finding another place to live and homelessness.
Around the country, measures were enacted to protect renters from evictions as their incomes disappeared. But those orders are temporary.
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COVID-19 is likely leading more U.S. farmers to file for bankruptcy

May 20, 2020
American farmers were struggling because of the U.S.-China trade war long before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
A farmer walks through his soy fields in Illinois. Eighty percent of farm assets are tied up in land values, which have been declining for the past few years.
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Working remotely is a cost-cutting reality for oil and gas companies amid COVID-19

May 19, 2020
Oil companies raced to digitize during the last downturn. COVID-19 is pushing the industry to embrace remote working technology even more.
An oil rig in Taft, California. COVID-19 is pushing the oil industry to embrace remote working technology more than it already was.
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For some, pawnshops are a lifeline, especially during an economic crisis

May 15, 2020
With tens of millions of people filing for unemployment since the outbreak of COVID-19, pawn shops have seen a modest uptick in business, becoming essential to some communities.
A woman wearing mask walks past a pawn shop on May 7.
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How possible is a major airline failure due to COVID-19?

May 12, 2020
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said it's "likely" in an interview on NBC's "Today" show.
United Airlines planes sit parked on a runway in Denver in April.

Workers forced to choose between feeling safe and jobs

May 6, 2020
More than 40 states have plans to lift restrictions, clearing the way for people to return to work. But are employees ready for that?
A customer waits his turn for a haircut in Lilburn, Georgia, on April 24, the day the governor allowed some businesses such as barbershops to reopen.
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Amid dismal demand, Uber and Lyft seek road to a profitable future

May 6, 2020
Uber and Lyft both have quarterly earnings call this week.
A driver's sign says Uber and Lyft owe him money. The rideshare companies have been forced to downsize.
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