Dan is a sustainability reporter for Marketplace.  He has produced multimedia and radio features for WBEZ, NPR, BBC World Service and other public-media outlets. 

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Features by Dan Weissmann

Restaurant raises prices and pay, and ends tipping

As Seattle's minimum wage starts a gradual rise, Ivar's takes a radical path.
Posted In: Seattle, minimum wage, McDonald's

U.S. allies rush to join World Bank alternative

America failed to persuade them to stay away from a new, Chinese-led institution.
Posted In: World Bank, jack lew, China
A rare partial solar eclipse is seen over Northamptonshire on March 20, 2015 in Northampton, England.

European eclipse sheds light on solar power challenges

Power grids have to be re-engineered to keep up with new sources of electricity.
Posted In: solar panels, alternative energy, Europe

Do today's veterans really have trouble getting jobs?

That sounds true, but the numbers are elusive.
Posted In: unemployement, veterans, military

Police don't ask: Why are we getting sued?

Experts say police departments don't keep data that could prevent abuse lawsuits.
Posted In: cities, police, civil rights, Ferguson, police misconduct, Crime

In Chicago, police misconduct has a hefty price tag

Chicago paid more than half a billion dollars over 10 years, and it's not alone.
Posted In: police, Ferguson, Chicago, civil rights
Etsy, the online store known for handmade trinkets from around the world, has filed to go public with a $100 million IPO.

Etsy goes public, hoping to remain 'authentic'

Some have grumbled the company already sold out by allowing manufactured goods.
Posted In: Etsy, IPO, crafts, public offering
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson operates police department as a profit center

It's not alone. Experts say law-enforcement is full of perverse incentives.
Posted In: Ferguson, criminal justice, police, civil forfeiture
A Target in Springfield, Virginia

Target announces layoffs at company headquarters

The company hopes to beat a slump with new plans, and fewer workers.
Posted In: Target, layoffs

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