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

 Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda, left, helps Rosa Ayala Cruz, right, apply for health benefits at the Denver Health Westside Family Health Center on October 01, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Time to think about saving for retirement (again)

The average household nearing retirement has just $110,000 socked away in retirement accounts, one expert says.
Posted In: open enrollment, financial, retirement savings
A local beauty supply store burns as demonstrators on Nov. 24 protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson.

Would #BoycottBlackFriday help Ferguson, or Wal-Mart?

It depends on whether customers just buy the same stuff later. Or get creative.
Posted In: Black Friday, Ferguson, boycott
 Gas prices reflecting the recent downward trend are displayed Oct. 27 at an Arco station in Mill Valley, Calif. While falling oil prices lead to lower gas prices, cheaper oil also has negative economic consequences.

The hidden dangers of low oil prices

Whole states lose out, and, also, global warming.
Posted In: oil prices, cheap oil, middle east, Economy
McDonald's french fries sit under a heat lamp at a restaurant in San Francisco.

McDonald's is not lovin' GMO potato

McDonald's appears to agree with customers who see new FDA-approved genetically modified potato as unhealthy.
Posted In: GMOS, McDonald's, Health, nutrition
A copy of S. 2280, a bill which would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, is arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C.

Does Keystone even matter anymore?

Argument for the Keystone pipeline lost steam in years before the Senate vote.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, Oil, Senate
The Batmobile arrives at the U.K. film premiere of "The Dark Knight."

How your car's computers can spy on you

Auto makers issue privacy standards for the data that cars collect.
Posted In: cars, privacy, data collection
Warren Buffett, chairman of the board and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

Warren Buffett finds tax advantage in Duracell deal

Buffett says the rich don’t pay enough taxes, but his recent grab avoids plenty.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, tax advantage, duracell, proctor&gamble
A building newly built in the architecture of imperial China stands near the cooling towers and smokestack chimneys of a coal-fired power plant on the outskirts of Beijing.

Why the U.S.-China climate deal isn't crazy ambitious

The U.S. commitments for reducing carbon emissions are mostly already in place.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, emissions cap
2014 Dodge Ram

With gas prices down, we're buying more SUVs

Car buyers are impulsive, but not necessarily 'dumb.'
Posted In: crude oil, gas prices, consumer spending, consumer behavior
 Dell CEO Michael Dell delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference.

Dell reboots as a private company

Michael Dell launches his newly private Dell computer company.
Posted In: Dell, Michael Dell, computers

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