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

Help wanted: New Microsoft CEO

Mark Zuckerberg probably has enough on his plate that he won't apply to succeed Steve Ballmer.
Posted In: Microsoft, Facebook, bill gates

The true cost of college and reasons for it

The Obama administration wants to restrain high tuition by tying federal aid to a college’s performance.
Posted In: college, education costs, college tuition

Living with fire: In the dry West, it's not if a house will burn, it's when

Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: fire, california, wildfire

Report: Half of all home purchases paid for with cash

Goldman Sachs says that the number of all-cash sales in the housing market has more than doubled over the last seven years. What does that say about the housing recovery?
Posted In: Housing

Why Coke is defending sweeteners in an ad campaign

Faced with declining diet soda sales, Coca-Cola launches campaign to defend the safety of artificial sweetener.
Posted In: Coca-cola, Coke, diet coke, soda

Snowden chill: Aftershocks hit Silicon Valley

Two encryption email providers -- one of which Edward Snowden supposedly used -- are reportedly closing up shop.
Posted In: Edward Snowden, nsa, PRISM

Apple, Samsung patent fight drags on

The Apple-Samsung patent case in front of an appeals court on Friday differs from the Apple-Samsung patent dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patents

Welcome to your new (unpaid) internship

The welcome "letter" every intern should read.
Posted In: internships, intern, humor

Will laid off construction workers return in housing boom?

The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?
Posted In: construction, Housing

Why you're not getting CBS in N.Y., L.A. tonight

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: CBS, carriage fees, Time Warner Cable, cable

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