Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Senior Reporter

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I report on the intersection of Washington and Wall Street, explaining how the decisions made here impact your wallet.

What was your first job?

I had a paper route. I used the money I made to buy a horse named Pokey. She totally lived up to her name, unless she was headed toward the barn around dinner time.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

The scramble to get on air. I frequently work the early shift, filing for the “Marketplace Morning Report.” One morning last year, there was a fire drill a few minutes before I was supposed to go live. It stopped just in time!

In your next life, what would your career be?

A professor at Hogwarts.

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

My kids' artwork. They inspire me to be creative.

Latest Stories (1,477)

U.S. trade groups, universities file suit against H-1B visa changes

Oct 20, 2020
Two new Trump administration rules would limit the types of jobs H-1B workers can fill and require U.S. companies to pay them higher salaries. Businesses aren't happy.
Scientists work on a rapid COVID-19 antibody test in a lab in New York in April. New H1-B rules could affect U.S. labs that are short on scientists.
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There are signs the economy may be improving

Oct 14, 2020
The modest increase in Producer Price Index numbers could be good inflation, considering.
Producer price hikes on items like chicken could raise the price you pay at the grocery store — but it could also not.
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IMF encourages countries affected by COVID to keep spending on safety net

Oct 13, 2020
For the world's poorest, the pandemic has exacerbated their situation.
A woman walks past a promotional poster for the virtual 2020 International Monetary Fund annual meetings, outside their  headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13, 2020.
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Harris' comments on decriminalizing marijuana propel cannabis stocks

Oct 9, 2020
Harris said a Biden administration would decriminalize marijuana and expunge the records of people convicted of marijuana-related offenses.
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Pence, Harris spar over the future of the ACA in VP debate

Harris said the Trump administration would take away Obamacare's protections for people with preexisting conditions.
"President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and protect preexisting conditions for every American," Vice President Mike Pence said. But he did not offer any further details.
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Trump administration increasing number of government workers, report finds

Oct 7, 2020
That's in spite of promises to drastically reduce the number of people working for the government.
Their ranks have increased by about 25% during the Trump administration, to almost 11 million people, according to the report by New York University professor of public service Paul Light.
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Palantir, Asana both take unusual path to IPOs with direct listings

A direct listing is a quicker way to start selling shares to the public, but it can come with more risk.
Palantir, a data analytics company, and Asana, a corporate software company, are both taking their stock public through direct listings.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Sep 18, 2020
As a lawyer and a justice, she helped reduce the gender pay gap. Later in life, she became a cultural phenomenon.
As a lawyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg won five of the six gender-equality cases she argued before the Supreme Court. Above, Ginsburg speaks at Georgetown University in February.
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Fed plans to keep interest rates near zero through 2023. What else can it do for the economy?

Fed Chair Jerome Powell said another relief package from Congress will likely be needed.
The Fed can't make grants. That's Congress' job. "These are lending powers, not spending powers," Fed Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday.
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There have only been a handful of Black financial regulators, for generations

Sep 7, 2020
Only 10 of 327 top financial regulators appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate were Black.
About 3% of the financial regulators that oversee Wall Street have been Black, according to a report out from Georgetown University.
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