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Marielle Segarra

Reporter

SHORT BIO

As a reporter for Marketplace, my job is to show people how the ins and outs of the economy are relevant to their lives. That has meant explaining things like how a mall closure can gut a town's budget, how drug shortages are making it harder for doctors to treat patients and how a typo in the new tax law is causing retailers to hold off on store renovations. I'm also interested in the psychology behind the economic decisions we make.

What was your first job?

Summer camp counselor to a bunch of 5-year-olds.

In your next life, what would your career be?

I think I would still want to create things. Maybe I'd be a chef. Or an interior designer. Or I'd write for a TV show.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Financial stability, which is a good start.

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

My stash of chocolate.

Latest Stories from Marielle (247)

The Season

How Amazon's counterfeit problem reached a bird feeder manufacturer in Rhode Island

by Marielle Segarra Nov 18, 2019
The vice president of the company likened policing Amazon for fakes to "a game of whack-a-mole."
Can you spot the fake hummingbird feeder? It's on the left. Counterfeit products sold in online marketplaces often bear the same name and trademarks as the legitimate brand.
John Happel/Marketplace
The Season

How to spot a fake Louis Vuitton

by Marielle Segarra Nov 18, 2019
Two experts examine some suspect items we bought on Amazon.
A French customs officer shows seized counterfeit handbags prior to their destruction at the postal sorting center of Chilly Mazarin, near Paris.
Eric Piermont/AFP/GettyImages

Demand for homes has been hampered by short supply

by Marielle Segarra Nov 18, 2019
House prices are high — too high for many first-time buyers.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images
The Season

How do retailers decide what to put on sale for Black Friday?

by Marielle Segarra Nov 7, 2019
These tend to be highly guarded secrets.
Holiday merchandising is more strategic than you might think.
Alex McBride/Getty Images

What Xerox could get out of a deal with HP

by Marielle Segarra Nov 6, 2019
Both companies have been office equipment mainstays.
The HP logo is seen at Hewlett Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California on November 4, 2016.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Under Armour investigation focuses on "revenue recognition." What's that?

by Marielle Segarra Nov 4, 2019
Accounting rules get complicated quickly.
People walk by an Under Armour store in Manhattan in 2017 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
How We Shop

How We Shop: Frugality as a way of life

by Marielle Segarra Oct 30, 2019
For MaryAnn McCarra-Fitpatrick, shopping is serious business.
Mike Petrie Jr./Marketplace

The marketing tactics behind those odd weights and sizes you see at the supermarket

by Marielle Segarra Oct 30, 2019
Eleven and a half ounces of coffee in a package, 19.4 ounces of dish soap in a bottle. Could it be the "difficult comparison effect" at play?
When competing brands come in different-sized bottles, it's hard to compare prices. And maybe that's the point.
Marielle Segarra/Marketplace

Walgreens adds in-store weight loss clinics to gain store traffic

by Marielle Segarra Oct 29, 2019
At the same time, the retailer's scaling back its in-store clinics.
People walk by a Walgreens store in San Francisco. The pharmacy industry thinks bigger is better to find cost savings.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

LVMH still sees the sparkle in Tiffany

by Marielle Segarra Oct 28, 2019
It might be argued that Tiffany is losing its luster. But LVMH doesn't seem to see it that way.
The iconic Tiffany's boxes and engagement rings.
Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox