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

Shoppers walk down Broadway in Manhattan in New York City.

Consumer sentiment and retail sales

The monthly Index of Consumer Sentiment has clues about holiday sales numbers.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, consumer, consumer confidence, Retail
Miguel Arias Canete, EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, participates in a panel Wednesday in Lima.

At climate change meeting, poor countries step forward

More developing countries are making the commitment to fight emissions.
Posted In: climate change, UN, UN climate conference
Pumpjacks and wells are at work in an oil field near McKittrick, California.

Who wins and loses as oil prices fall

The worst-hit countries are small oil producers that depend greatly on the revenue.
Posted In: oil prices, fossil fuels, oil production, gas prices
 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

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