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: rioting, Ferguson, history
Two economists who studied the long-term effects of urban rioting say many cities never truly recover.
Posted In: mozilla, Google, Yahoo, search engines
Mozilla switches the default search engine for Firefox from Google to Yahoo, aligning with a partner that agrees to follow its "do not track" ethos.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, holiday travel, gas prices
Low cost of gas + high airline tickets = more people driving.
Posted In: flying, Airlines, airport, bribes
Bribing fellow passengers to get to the front of airport lines is generally allowed, but experts say the stress of airline travel means most people won’t agree to it.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, The Fed, Barack Obama
If balances of power change in the election, the chairman of the Fed won't.
Posted In: inflation, quantitative easing, Japan
A moderate rate of inflation is evidence of a growing economy
Posted In: Twitter, ad sales, investors, social media
Twitter takes a hit because of slow growth in what counts to investors: users.
Posted In: climate change, carbon dioxide, Environment
Making cement and concrete produces a ton of CO2, but there might be a better way.
Posted In: McDonald's, McDonalds
The fast food chain saw a drop in sales around the world.
Posted In: IBM, microchips, abu dhabi
IBM is paying $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries Inc. to take over its the division.