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: jobs report, government shutdown 2013, unemployment rate
A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown.
Posted In: Investing, LGBT
Credit Suisse announces an LGBT Index, rating companies according to their pro-gay/-lesbian corporate policies.
Posted In: Mercedes Benz, youth, cars
Mercedes buyers on average are several years older than those of competitors BMW and Audi.
Posted In: Facebook, Twitter, teens, social media, privacy
Facebook is easing up on teens, giving them the ability to have their posts seen by anyone, not just friends.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, mortgage, refinancing, Housing
Americans used to believe that when you retired, your house should be paid off. That was, of course, before the refinancing boom.
Posted In: expense accounts, McDonald's, starbucks
Data from business travelers finds McDonald's and Starbucks account for 8 percent of all food expenses.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, football, mascot, Redskins
President Obama joined the list of public figures who say the Washington Redskins should consider changing their name. But what's the value of the Redskins brand?
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, national parks
National parks are closed, so vacations are ruined. Vacations are ruined, so vacationers are asking for refunds -- and sometimes they're actually getting them.
Posted In: health insurance, Small Business
Several of the largest health insurers are sitting out Obamacare exchanges. It's created an opportunity for smaller insurance companies.
Posted In: Banks, Mortgages, refinancing
The S&P Case Shiller home price index indicates that housing prices continue to recover.