Marielle Segarra



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 (303)

Trump administration proposes selling half of U.S. oil stockpile

May 23, 2017
President Trump has proposed selling half of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, America’s emergency stockpile of oil, as part of his 2018 budget proposal. The White House says that would lower the federal deficit by nearly $17 billion over a decade.…

Ford to fire CEO Mark Fields

May 22, 2017
Investors say the future-oriented CEO wasn't focusing enough on the present.
Ford CEO Mark Fields speaks at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2017.
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Why airlines might eventually see the laptop ban as an opportunity

May 19, 2017
They could try to win the loyalty of business customers.
Qatar Airways will lend laptops to business customers.
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With sales falling, Whole Foods replaces nearly half its board members

May 11, 2017
Former executives from companies such as Panera will join the grocery chain.
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'Fear index' at its lowest level since 1993

May 9, 2017
VIX, known as the 'fear index,' gauges market volatility.
Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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What Apple’s big pile of cash allows it to do

May 2, 2017
Apple will report earnings on this afternoon. Its stockpile of cash had been growing to nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars by the end of last year, most of that held overseas. What does that cash allow Apple to…

What Democrats and Republicans stand to gain from Congress' new $1 trillion spending bill

May 1, 2017
Some of Trump's key proposals, like his call for a U.S.-Mexico border, will not receive funding.
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Trump tax plan is heavy on cuts but light on details

Apr 26, 2017
Those cuts have to be paid for, and the president may have trouble getting Republicans on board.
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Director Gary Cohn speak about President Trump's new tax reform plan at the White House today.
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Trump’s tax plan raises economists’ eyebrows

Apr 25, 2017
President Trump is expected to unveil his tax plan tomorrow. It would reportedly lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. Budget analysts predict that would cost the federal government more than $2 trillion in revenue over a decade. But…

Why women and men view the economy differently

Apr 25, 2017
A new Marketplace-Edison Research poll finds a persistent gender gap.
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