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.

Features By David Weinberg



GM planning car to rival Tesla's Model S

GM's goal is a car that can travel 200 miles on a single charge, with a price tag of around $30,000.
Posted In: tesla, GM, electric cars

Favorite show cancelled before it got a chance to breathe? Wasn't always that way.

Today, networks can spend millions on a series and still cancel it after two or three episodes. But that wasn't always the case.
Posted In: TV shows, television, networks, Entertainment

5 years after Lehman, subprime mortgages return

Mortgage lenders fueled the financial collapse by marketing subprime loans to people who couldn't afford them. They disappeared as the housing market crashed, but subprime mortgages could return.
Posted In: subprime, mortgage, mortgage crisis, Housing, home loans

What happened to the subprime lenders?

Many subprime employees moved into loan modification businesses.
Posted In: subprime lenders, financial crisis

On Jersey Shore, the summer after Sandy comes to close

A year after Hurricane Sandy's destruction, Labor Day marks the end of a summer of recovery for beach towns.
Posted In: new jersey, tourism, Hurricane Sandy, labor day

Yosemite fire burns a mountain region's economy

The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.
Posted In: fire, wildfires

Tough to predict exact deadline on U.S. debt

The Treasury Department says the U.S. will run out of money on some unknown date in October.
Posted In: debt limit, debt ceiling

Insurance pools enable housing in Western wildfire zones

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, insurance

Help wanted: New Microsoft CEO

Mark Zuckerberg probably has enough on his plate that he won't apply to succeed Steve Ballmer.
Posted In: Microsoft, Facebook, bill gates

The true cost of college and reasons for it

The Obama administration wants to restrain high tuition by tying federal aid to a college’s performance.
Posted In: college, education costs, college tuition


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