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Jana Kasperkevic

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Jana Kasperkevic is a digital reporter for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau.
Prior to joining Marketplace, Jana was a business reporter at The Guardian where she covered the global economy, income inequality, personal finance and small business. Her work has appeared in Inc. Magazine, Houston Chronicle and The Village Voice, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Latest Stories from Jana (193)

Why your robot restaurant might get sued

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 24, 2017
A lawsuit alleges that Eatsa kiosks aren't accessible to the visually impaired. Company founders say it isn't true.
A customer uses an interactive kiosk to place an order at a San Francisco Eatsa in 2015.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

ICE union to Trump: Come drain our swamp

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 23, 2017
Homeland Security is facing a slew of recruiting challenges, including a high rate of polygraph failure, pay parity and a lack of morale, according to employee representatives.
US President Donald Trump chats with reporters on board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, bound for Palm Beach, Florida on February 3, 2017. 

 
MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hello, goodbye: When execs make a quick exit

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 20, 2017
Uber's new president is leaving. He joins former leaders at Reddit, Yahoo, Twitter and others who served abbreviated terms.
Ellen Pao stepped down from her job as Reddit's CEO just months after she was appointed.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The risky business of building Trump’s wall

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 17, 2017
As companies come forward to build border walls, local lawmakers call for divestments in protest
A man stands on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California.
(Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Let’s do the numbers: the U.S. relationship with Germany

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 16, 2017
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has spent weeks preparing for her meeting with Donald Trump.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the appointment of German Education Minister Johanna Wanka at Bellevue Palace on February 14, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Somebody's in McTrouble

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 16, 2017
Donald Trump’s favorite fast-food giant McDonald's deletes a tweet insulting the president.
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook supported Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s first pick for Secretary of Labor, before Puzder withdrew.
Darren McCollester/Newsmakers

Janet Yellen's job explained in five questions

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 15, 2017
The Fed chair is not shy about explaining what is and is not the job of the U.S. central bank.
Interest rates aren't the only thing Fed Chair Janet Yellen is concerned about on daily basis.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

What Russian cheese can tell us about the trade deficit

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 10, 2017
The U.S. buys more from China, Mexico and Russia than it sells. Here's a closer look at those relationships.
Russian customers buy cheese in Saint Petersburg on August 7, 2014. 
David McNew/Getty Images

The women's strike triggers two school district closures for the day

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 6, 2017
Administrators say the upcoming “A Day Without a Woman" event will cause a staffing shortage.
Women across the U.S. might join nation-wide strike on Wednesday and not go to work.
Paul Almasy/Three Lions/Getty Images

After prank, Nestle donates 3,000 boxes of Hot Pockets to charity

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 3, 2017
It was a prank gone good. After a Craigslist prank falsely advertised 3,000 boxes of free Hot Pockets up for grabs, Nestle — the maker of the microwaveable snack — has said it would donate the advertised amount of boxes…
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