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 (1,562)

Checking the roads and bridges to grandmother's house

Nov 24, 2021
What will the infrastructure bill do for 60-year-old Putty Hill Avenue Bridge — which supports 17,000 vehicles daily — and similar sites?
Each day, more than 17,000 vehicles use Maryland's 60-year-old Putty Hill Avenue Bridge, which has suffered wear and tear.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Biden pressures China on commitments to buy U.S. goods and services

Nov 16, 2021
This is part of the phase one trade deal China signed with the Trump administration. But those goals may have been unrealistic.
President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit Monday.
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Federal pharma ingredient stockpile is under construction in Virginia

Oct 19, 2021
The stockpile is a way to address shortages of some medicines. Some of the ingredients will be stored for emergency use.
Construction is underway in Petersburg, Virginia, on buildings to house a stockpile of pharmaceutical ingredients.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

What does the Federal Reserve board of governors do, besides voting on interest rates?

Oct 15, 2021
There are seven members of the board of governors. Usually.
Randal Quarles, a member of the Federal Reserve board of governors, was vice chair for supervision at the central bank until this week. The Fed said that position would go unfilled.
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Confused by IRS letters saying you made a mistake? You're not alone.

Oct 12, 2021
Some people think followup letters informing them of their right to appeal are a scam. They aren't.
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Will the Fed use regional openings to diversify its leadership?

Oct 7, 2021
A group of directors at each regional bank is in charge of forming a search committee to hire a new president.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has expressed support for diversifying the regional Fed banks.
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How might a Federal Reserve digital currency work?

Oct 7, 2021
People without access to a regular bank account might be able to have one with the Fed, but that also raises privacy concerns.
The Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C.
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What happens if we crash through the debt ceiling?

Oct 4, 2021
The Fed could buy defaulted Treasuries or swap Treasury bonds that weren’t in default for those that were.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a House hearing Thursday. Although the central bank has prepared for potential government defaults before, Powell warned lawmakers of the limits of the Fed's response.
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With a shutdown averted, federal agencies face budget constraints — and inefficiency

Oct 1, 2021
Because lawmakers couldn’t agree on a series of spending bills before Oct. 1, agencies keep running on last year’s budget.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs a bill at the Capitol on Sept. 30 to fund the U.S. government and avoid a federal shutdown.
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Here's a powerful position at the Fed you likely don't know about

Sep 21, 2021
What is the vice chair for supervision? Only the top banking cop at the Fed ... but the job description can still be vague.
The Federal Reserve building is seen on March 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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