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

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
Energy Star

EnergyStar keeps consumer trust, despite bumps

If Whirlpool pulls out, it's leaving behind a trusted brand.
Posted In: Congress, grants, brands, green-washing, EPA, GAO
House Construction Building Shell

'Bad' housing numbers might reflect good news

Or maybe a chilly spring in North Carolina. Experts are still puzzling it out.
Posted In: housing market, housing starts
Rupert Murdoch

Why Murdoch wants Time Warner: leverage

Time Warner turned down Rupert Murdoch's reported $80 billion offer. He'll be back.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Deals, Mergers and Acquisitions, offers

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