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

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
Hillary Clinton, at an event at the University of Miam's BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Hillary Clinton's email isn't necessarily insecure

Private systems like clintonemail.com, can be more secure than government servers
Posted In: cyber security, hillary clinton, email

Feds want fewer anti-psychotics prescribed to seniors

Heavily marketed to treat patients with dementia, drugs can lead to death
Posted In: Health, health care, prescription drugs, elder care, dementia

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