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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

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
 U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Janet Yellen during a press conference to nominate her to head the Federal Reserve in the State Dining Room at the White House.

Whatever happens election day, it's Yellen's economy

If balances of power change in the election, the chairman of the Fed won't.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, The Fed, Barack Obama

Why inflation is a central banker's goal

A moderate rate of inflation is evidence of a growing economy
Posted In: inflation, quantitative easing, Japan
The Twitter Inc. logo is seen at the reception area inside the company's headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.

Should Twitter have to measure up to Facebook?

Twitter takes a hit because of slow growth in what counts to investors: users.
Posted In: Twitter, ad sales, investors, social media

A surprising contributor to climate change: concrete

Making cement and concrete produces a ton of CO2, but there might be a better way.
Posted In: climate change, carbon dioxide, Environment

McDonald's earnings are less than super-sized

The fast food chain saw a drop in sales around the world.
Posted In: McDonald's, McDonalds

IBM will no longer make its own chips

IBM is paying $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries Inc. to take over its the division.
Posted In: IBM, microchips, abu dhabi
BP's oil refinery complex continues it's 24-hour production of petroleum and gas at Grangemouth in central Scotland. Projections for oil demand are the lowest since 2009.

Weak demand for oil is sign of weak global economy

What does weak demand for oil say about the overall economy?
Posted In: gas prices, Oil, international energy agency, global economy

Explaining the theory that got Jean Tirole his Nobel

In short, Tirole showed the complexities of negotiating with regulators.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, regulation

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