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Bob Moon is Marketplace’s senior business correspondent and occasional fill-in host for Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money. He previously served for five years as New York bureau chief.

Moon has reported from all 50 states and far-reaching international datelines. His career spans nearly four decades. Looking back, he has compared his broad experiences to movie character Forrest Gump’s uncanny knack of popping up at major historical events.

Before joining Marketplace in 2000, Moon spent two decades at The Associated Press, covering stories ranging from failed nuclear arms negotiations between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Iceland, to global economic summits in Rome, Venice and Tokyo. As White House correspondent for The AP’s broadcast division, Moon witnessed Reagan’s famous “Tear down this wall!” speech. He covered national political campaigns over several decades, including George H. W. Bush’s “Read my lips, no new taxes!” convention speech in 1988, and Bill Clinton’s race to the White House in 1992.

Moon tracked the U.S. space program for over ten years, describing firsthand more than 50 shuttle launches and landings. His assignments have often taken him to the scenes of tragic events, including the Challenger explosion (he described the disastrous launch live and anchored six straight hours of special coverage); several weeks on the Texas prairie covering the FBI’s standoff with the armed Branch Davidian cult; the Columbine High School shooting rampage; the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center; and the mass evacuation of New Orleans residents to Houston after Hurricane Katrina (his  exclusive reporting of a remark by Barbara Bush, who suggested the evacuees were “better off,” sparked a widespread backlash).

Moon grew up in Southern California. He began his career at age 18 as a country music DJ in Cedar City, Utah, where the station owner asked him to cover local news as part of his duties. He went on to head radio news departments in Salt Lake City, and was lead evening anchor at WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Ky.

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Features by Bob Moon

Apple breaks through $500 a share

Apple’s big rally in the past six months has vaulted it into a small club of $500 stocks. Some analysts say it’s still cheap. Does price matter?
Posted In: apple

Greece’s Groundhog Day

Sunday the Greek parliament votes on whether or not to accept another round of deep cuts.
Posted In: greek bailout, Greece, Euro Eurozone

Greece's hard road ahead

With a $172 billion bailout in place, Greeks' futures are looking austere.
Posted In: Eurozone, Greece, greek bailout, austerity

Markets rise on 'surprise and relief'

With investors feeling emboldened by a strengthening world economy, markets have steadily climbed since October.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, stock market

Where'd all the volatility go?

So far this year, just three days have seen the S&P gain or lose more than one percent. So what happened to the markets' roller coaster ride of 2011?
Posted In: Eurozone, Europe debt crisis, Greece, market volatility

Corporate profits sagging

When there's nothing better to do, Wall Street finds something to obsess about. Today, it's profits.
Posted In: profits, corporate profits, Earnings

Megaupload case exposes cloud computing risks

Users of blocked file-sharing site Megaupload could have their photos and personal documents purged. How safe is it to store data in the cloud?
Posted In: megaupload, cloud computing

Moon colony mooted to spur U.S. technology

Will the cost of returning to the moon reap benefits in scientific and technological breakthroughs? Past experience offers a mixed verdict.
Posted In: moon, NASA, space

YouTube video uploads grow rapidly

YouTube posts an hour of video every second. The website's owner, Google, is still trying to turn that content into cash.
Posted In: YouTube

Research In Motion picks new CEO

Thorsten Heins takes over the troubled company as it battles its way back against Apple and Google.
Posted In: Research in Motion, Blackberry

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