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."
Posted In: automaker, GM, General Motors, auto industry, auto bailout
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: air pollution, clean air act, EPA
Pollution isn't free … but who should pay?
Posted In: Banks, Goldman Sachs, proprietary trading, Volcker Rule
Regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule to limit banks' speculative trading.
Posted In: Oil, plastics, chemicals
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: workplace, holidays, holiday party, Christmas
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: Wall Street, men's suits, George Zimmer
Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank.
Posted In: katie couric, David Pogue, new media
What digital future do old-media stars see?
Posted In: Target Black Friday, Walmart Black Friday
Target is the latest low-price retailer to lower expectations because consumers aren't spending freely.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency
Right now, Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.
Posted In: Elon Musk, Tesla S
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.