Laurie Kulikowski has been with TheStreet since September 2006, at first covering banks and financial services. She has also covered small business and the retail industry. She currently covers markets and investing.Before working at TheStreet, Laurie was a reporter for American Banker, where she wrote about banks and markets. Prior to American Banker, she was the online managing editor at Financial Planning magazine. Laurie received a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Binghamton University and a Master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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