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

Where all those charges on your phone bill come from

A bunch of them are taxes - and a bunch are extra fees that just look like taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, cell phones, bills, hidden fees

Baseball players make out like one-percenters

Like other top earners, their pay went up much faster than the average worker's.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, business of sports

California could stay dry enough to make food pricier

Over the long term, the state may not have the water it needs to farm this much.
Posted In: California drought 2014, california
Amazon Local Register

Amazon looks for data... at flea markets?

A Square-like card-reader may bring more data than cash.
Posted In: Amazon
Payday loan store

Payday lender accused of dodging state laws

Manhattan's District Attorney says company made illegal loans via the web.
Posted In: payday loans, New York City
Captain America dvd cover

Amazon takes on Captain America

Meanwhile, its war with book publisher Hachette intensifies.
Posted In: Marvel comics, Amazon
Lump of coal

EPA rules may zap Kentucky jobs, but not coal jobs

Kentucky's manufacturing industry is based on cheap electricity produced by coal.
Posted In: coal, carbon emissions
The control room at ERCOT, which runs the Texas grid

How Texas can live with lower carbon emissions

Using more natural gas is costly, but the state's producers will benefit.
Posted In: energy, carbon emissions, texas
Detroit Water

What's happened since Detroit turned off delinquent residents' taps

Residents say they get less opportunity to negotiate when water shut-off looms.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit, Michigan
Red light cameras

Have red light cameras reached the end of the road?

Has the automated red light camera system failed to live up to its promise?
Posted In: cars, Traffic, roads, red light cameras

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