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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.

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Features by David Weinberg

AMC Theatre 84th Street, in New York City.

Subscription services stage a comeback

More businesses are selling their services by the month. Unlimited movies, anyone?
Posted In: AMC, subscription models, movie subscription, movie theaters
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

How will the Fed respond to plummeting oil prices?

Cheap oil could make the Fed cautious about raising interest rates. Or not.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, The Fed, Federal Reserve
Jackie Duong, left, sits with Sandra Johnson Darby, tax associate, as her taxes are done at the H&R Block office on April 15, 2013, in Miami Beach, Florida.

H&R Block bundles taxes and health insurance

Policy is a direct result of the way taxes and healthcare have become linked by the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: H&R block, Affordable Care Act, tax service
The Star Apartments under construction in December 2012 in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

Cutting health costs by subsidizing housing

Experiment in housing for homeless is completed in L.A. – and health-care costs fall.
Posted In: homeless, Skid Row, Housing, health care
A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on January 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, California. Netflix’s newest original series "Marco Polo" maybe the most expensive TV show in the world.

Netflix makes its biggest bet yet on 'Marco Polo'

And just like the titular explorer, Netflix has global ambitions.
Posted In: netflix, streaming tv
People walk past restaurants illuminated at dusk as the Tsutenkaku tower, center, stands in the Shinsekai shopping district of Osaka, Japan. The country is trying to find ways to stimulate its economy.

The underdog of contrived shopping holidays

This weekend, don't forget about Small Business Saturday.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business, Thanksgiving
An armed National Guard patrolman smokes a cigarette amid the rubble following the Watts riots in Los Angeles in August 1965

The lingering cost of rioting

Two economists who studied the long-term effects of urban rioting say many cities never truly recover.
Posted In: rioting, Ferguson, history
Firefox users will see an updated version of Yahoo search starting next month.

Firefox says goodbye Google, hello Yahoo

Mozilla switches the default search engine for Firefox from Google to Yahoo, aligning with a partner that agrees to follow its "do not track" ethos.
Posted In: mozilla, Google, Yahoo, search engines

With low gas prices, Thanksgiving travel hits the road

Low cost of gas + high airline tickets = more people driving.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, holiday travel, gas prices
Passengers wait in long lines at the US Airways ticketing counter at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Feb. 14, 2014 in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Paying for upgrades under the tray-table

Bribing fellow passengers to get to the front of airport lines is generally allowed, but experts say the stress of airline travel means most people won’t agree to it.
Posted In: flying, Airlines, airport, bribes

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