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: construction, Housing
The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?
Posted In: CBS, carriage fees, Time Warner Cable, cable
CBS was blacked-out for a moment on the TVs of some Time Warner Cable subscribers as the network and cable provider continue their battle over carriage fees.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, real estate
Kristal Wilson sold lots of houses to people during the housing boom -- and then helped them with short sales when prices collapsed as they faced foreclosure.
Posted In: military, veterans, Iraq war
New programs from American employers to hire recent veterans has done something remarkable: eliminated the vet job gap.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, iPad, China
Apple faces a business quandary: amaze the markets all over again, or compete on small improvements.
Posted In: Housing, california, development
Many housing developments were mothballed when the housing bubble burst several years ago. In states like California, they're being reanimated as demand for new houses increases.
Posted In: Egypt, coup, foreign aid, Arab Spring
How the Egyptian military’s takeover is viewed could have financial consequences. A federal law calls for cutting aid to a country where the military deposes a democratically elected government.
The latest "Fiske Guide to Colleges," includes a special list of colleges with relatively low cost and high quality academics.
Posted In: chimpanzees, animal rights
The National Institutes of Health just announced that it's going to drastically reduce the number of chimpanzees it keeps in captivity for medical research.
Posted In: school nutrition, USDA, Coke, candy bars
New federal rules limit vending-machine snacks in schools to 200 calories.