David Weinberg is a reporter for KCRW and former staff reporter at Marketplace. Before that, David freelanced for Marketplace from New Orleans and St. Louis, and worked odd jobs in Seattle, Alaska, Mexico and New York.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog. He also hosts the podcast "Random Tape."


Features by David Weinberg

GM's new CEO is a woman. So what? What will she do for GM?

GM is now free of the U.S. government holding at stake in it, and has named a new chief executive, its first woman but a GM lifer.
Posted In: automaker, GM, General Motors, auto industry, auto bailout

Air pollution explainer: What's an externality?

Pollution isn't free … but who should pay?
Posted In: air pollution, clean air act, EPA

Tell me again: What's the Volcker Rule?

Regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule to limit banks' speculative trading.
Posted In: Banks, Goldman Sachs, proprietary trading, Volcker Rule

Dow: Time for an industry built by plastics to move on

Dow Chemical says it’s shifting away from the commodity chemical market so much so that it may drop 'Chemical' from its name.
Posted In: Oil, plastics, chemicals

The rise and fall of holiday traditions

Pink slips were falling like flurries of December snow, and amidst all this gloom bosses around country announced that there would be no holiday work party.
Posted In: workplace, holidays, holiday party, Christmas

Why Wall Street is so excited about cheap men's suits

Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank.
Posted In: Wall Street, men's suits, George Zimmer

What is Katie Couric thinking?

What digital future do old-media stars see?
Posted In: katie couric, David Pogue, new media

When Target, Walmart are too expensive

Target is the latest low-price retailer to lower expectations because consumers aren't spending freely.
Posted In: Target Black Friday, Walmart Black Friday

Bitcoin's latest challenge: Congress getting it

Right now, Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency

Elon Musk and Tesla under fire after latest mishap

It’s unclear how serious the issue of battery fires in Tesla cars is, but concern over them has taken shareholders on a fast ride in the last month.
Posted In: Elon Musk, Tesla S


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