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 (1,435)

Job losses indicate we are in a 'she-cession'

May 28, 2020
Women are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to jobs.
Two servers at a reopened restaurant in Las Vegas. The jobs that have been lost recently,  like servers and retail clerks, are mostly done by women.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

When watching for the recovery, continuing jobless claims are key

May 21, 2020
The difference between initial jobless claims and overall continuing claims is an important one.
A sign at a gas station tells customers it is closed. Unemployment has reached alarming levels in the United States.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

How we spent our relief checks

May 20, 2020
Economists at four universities studied the spending habits of about 1,600 middle and low-income consumers who got $1,200 direct payments. The money was spent on necessities like rent and food.
People shop at a Los Angeles grocery store. Americans spent their stimulus checks on the essentials, like rent and groceries.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Buy America order could worsen medical supply shortages, economists say

May 12, 2020
More than 200 economists have signed a letter to President Trump and congressional leaders. They say a Buy America order the Trump administration is contemplating for medical supplies would push up prices and exacerbate shortages.
The Port of Los Angeles. The Buy America initiative may raise the price of medical supplies imported from China.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Treasury expects to borrow $3 trillion over next 3 months

That's almost triple what the Treasury borrowed in the 2019 accounting year.
The Treasury needs the money to pay for all of the new stimulus spending to keep the economy afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

New York has outlined a plan for reopening. What's in it?

New York City, with the most cases in the U.S., will be on a slower timeline.
No part of the state will be allowed to open attractions that would draw lots of outside visitors.
Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Coronavirus pushes up demand for financial literacy, but money to pay for it is tight

Apr 22, 2020
The federal agency has a $1.2 billion fund to pay fraud victims, but can also use it for financial literacy programs.
More than 200 nonprofits focused on financial literacy sent a letter to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asking for financial help.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Breaking down the new COVID-19 relief bill

The nearly half-a-trillion dollar bill would replenish the program to help small businesses.
$310 billion goes toward loans for small businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

IMF says global economy will shrink 3% this year because of COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020
IMF economists talked to epidemiologists and tried to estimate how much COVID-19 restrictions will affect the economy.
Forecasts could change dramatically based on policy decisions made around the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images

With COVID-19 hammering the economy, banks report first quarter earnings

Apr 14, 2020
Many banks are still expected to pay dividends to shareholders.
The impact of the coronavirus crisis won’t show up until the second quarter, and some banks will soften the blow with profits from administering federal stimulus programs.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images