A Delta Airlines jet passes an American flag during take-off at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. - 

Every week, one Marketplace staff member offers their favorite stories from the past week. Here are some of the stories that caught my attention this past week.

  • Delta’s chief executive officer, Richard Anderson, discusses the industry, mergers, passenger fees and why Delta thinks it’s about to have its most profitable year ever.

  • Stacey Vanek Smith had a lovely bit of writing around a smart conceit on tax havens and Manhattan, carried just far enough and no further.

  • Noel King's story on young athletes had fresh insight, great tape, smartly-structured. Yet another knock-out piece from Noel!