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: fiscal year, limericks
The mnemonic device you've been waiting for: Limerick defines a fiscal year.
Posted In: disney, movies, broadway, Entertainment
Disney's latest fairy tale movie is an uncharacteristic exploration of adult themes.
Posted In: holiday shopping, auto sales, discount
Sales create a sense of urgency, getting people in the door. Do they work as a retail strategy?
Posted In: AMC, subscription models, movie subscription, movie theaters
More businesses are selling their services by the month. Unlimited movies, anyone?
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, The Fed, Federal Reserve
Cheap oil could make the Fed cautious about raising interest rates. Or not.
Posted In: H&R block, Affordable Care Act, tax service
Policy is a direct result of the way taxes and healthcare have become linked by the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: homeless, Skid Row, Housing, health care
Experiment in housing for homeless is completed in L.A. – and health-care costs fall.
Posted In: netflix, streaming tv
And just like the titular explorer, Netflix has global ambitions.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business, Thanksgiving
This weekend, don't forget about Small Business Saturday.
Posted In: rioting, Ferguson, history
Two economists who studied the long-term effects of urban rioting say many cities never truly recover.