Prior to working as a staff reporter at Marketplace David freelanced for Marketplace from New Orleans and St. Louis. Prior to that he worked odd jobs in Seattle, Alaska, Mexico and New York. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.
Posted In: cyberterrorism, cybersecurity, power grid
Cyber attacks are in the news, but physical sabotage to large transformers would probably cause more damage to the nation's electric grid.
Posted In: Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports
The U.S. Olympic Committee has invited 35 mayors to bid for the 2024 Olympics, but the cost of just applying is more than most cities want to spend.
Posted In: branding, food and drink, Millennial Generation, advertising
Losing market share, Campbell has launched a new 'Go Soup' line aimed at millennials. The marketing campaign missed the mark -- but got people talking.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, American Airlines, Dell, Warren Buffett
Multibillion-dollar deals involving Dell, American Airlines and Heinz may portend another boom in giant mergers and buyouts. But historians warn most mergers go bust.