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Erika Beras

Reporter

SHORT BIO

I'm a reporter covering the economics of aging throughout the lifespan.

What was your first job?

I worked as a salesgirl and helium balloon inflator at a card store when I was 15.

In your next life, what would your career be?

A synchronized swimmer … an oral historian … or in all honesty, probably a journalist.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A good pair of shoes.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

I love textiles, fabrics and woven goods and always try to pick some up whenever I travel. I have a handful in and around my studio. They brighten up the space. Also, when I can no longer see them, I know it’s time to purge the piles of paper that just seem to accumulate.

 

Latest Stories from Erika (169)

Food delivery apps bring business, but are they good for business?

by Erika Beras May 17, 2019
Restaurants may need to prepare those meals differently and hire extra staff.
A man delivers a food order by bicycle for Uber Eats in Tokyo's Shibuya shopping district in 2018.
Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty Images

Amazon offers employees incentives to quit ... and start delivery businesses

by Erika Beras May 14, 2019
The company wants to rely less on outside shippers.
 Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Image

Rihanna and LVMH announce new luxury fashion house

by Erika Beras May 10, 2019
The 31-year-old star has made history (again).
Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna anniversary event on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

How are you managing your retirement fund?

by Erika Beras May 10, 2019
Tell us what you're doing with your retirement savings.
401kcalculator.org

The cost of being a working mother? $18,000 a year, study says

by Erika Beras May 10, 2019
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
martinedoucet/E+/Getty Images

Walmart wants your pets to be customers

by Erika Beras May 7, 2019
The retailer probably already has your business.
Veterinary employees prepare a dog for surgery.
Leon Neal/Getty Images

Condom sales lag as millennials have less sex

by Erika Beras May 3, 2019
The country’s biggest brands — Trojan, Durex and Lifestyles — have taken most of the hit.
Millennials are having less sex, which means fewer sales for condom makers.
rorrororro/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

U.S. sanctions will be a challenge for Cuba’s economy

by Erika Beras May 1, 2019
Provisions of a 1996 U.S. law cracking down on Cuba will be fully implemented on Thursday.
Cuba's embassy in Washington, D.C.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Are public-private partnerships the answer to our crumbling infrastructure?

by Erika Beras Apr 30, 2019
Democratic leaders with meet with President Trump Tuesday to discuss a comprehensive infrastructure package
Activists rally in support of proposed 'Green New Deal' legislation outside of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) New York City office, April 30, 2019.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Neiman Marcus moves into the secondhand market

by Erika Beras Apr 17, 2019
The Fashionphile investment follows a boom in the used goods market.
Scott Olson/Getty Images