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 (1,462)

What is CPI, and what exactly does it measure?

Aug 10, 2020
The consumer price index can affect your next raise, and Social Security cost-of-living adjustments are tied to it.
A woman checks out her purchases at a grocery store in New Jersey. CPI tracks the monthly change in the cost of consumer goods and services.
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Using coronavirus relief to pay down credit cards

Aug 6, 2020
Credit card debt was down by $76 billion in the second quarter, the steepest decline in card balances since tracking started.
The changes in household debt in the second quarter were driven by a decline in credit card balances as consumer spending dropped.
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What’s CFIUS and what does it have to do with TikTok?

Aug 5, 2020
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States screens deals for national security risks.
As the future of TikTok in the United States is in limbo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement on removing untrusted Chinese apps makes it more confusing for Chinese technology companies operating in the U.S, like Lenovo.

Congress isn't just wrestling with a coronavirus relief package — it has a budget to pass, too

Aug 5, 2020
Congress has to fund the government for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1 — and it's slow going.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the funeral of Rep. John Lewis in Washington, D.C.
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There's a big racial divide over COVID-19 cost concerns, new study finds

Jul 29, 2020
People of color are almost twice as likely as white people to be worried about how to pay for care if they get COVID-19.
The study also says nonwhite workers are about twice as likely as whites to stay in a job they don’t like because they’re afraid of losing health insurance during the pandemic.
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Republicans have rolled out a COVID-19 relief bill. Here's what it includes.

One major difference from the Democrats' bill is a sharp decrease in the amount of money for pandemic unemployment assistance.
Despite having a bill, Senate Republicans themselves remain divided on issues of spending and policy.
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If more PPP money is coming, how can the Senate make sure minority-owned businesses benefit?

Clarity around how to apply for a PPP loan and the terms of repayment would be useful for all companies trying to get a loan.
Fabiana Estrada of Accion says a lot of the minority business owners she's worked with are confused about how the PPP loans work.
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What Senate Republicans are proposing for the COVID-19 relief bill

They're divided on whether and how to extend emergency pandemic unemployment benefits.
The unemployment extension for the GOP bill will be based on approximately 70% wage replacement, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
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U.S. accuses hackers of stealing trade secrets, vaccine data for China

The Justice Department indictment says two hackers worked with the Chinese government to steal intellectual property from companies around the world.
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Where does Congress stand on another COVID-19 relief package?

The House has passed a $3 trillion relief bill. Senate Republicans are expected to roll out their own package this week.
Senate Republicans are expected to roll out another coronavirus relief package proposal this week.
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