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: new jersey, tourism, Hurricane Sandy, labor day
A year after Hurricane Sandy's destruction, Labor Day marks the end of a summer of recovery for beach towns.
Posted In: fire, insurance
As the Rim Fire in California continues to spread from Yosemite National Park, thousands of homes are threatened. In many areas in the West, insurance pools make it possible to build housing in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: fire, california, wildfire
Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: Housing
Goldman Sachs says that the number of all-cash sales in the housing market has more than doubled over the last seven years. What does that say about the housing recovery?
Posted In: Coca-cola, Coke, diet coke, soda
Faced with declining diet soda sales, Coca-Cola launches campaign to defend the safety of artificial sweetener.