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

The U.S. relies on transformers - and that's a little scary

The failure of just nine utility substations, and the closing of one factory, could blackout the entire U.S. for 18 months.
Posted In: transformers, power grid, Blackout

Star in a TV pilot? You should sign a pre-nup

It's pilot season in Hollywood, and the best deals are put-pilot commitments.
Posted In: television, celebrities, pilots

Radio Shack’s latest survival strategy: Close stores

In its 90-year history, Radio Shack has attached itself to – and let slip from its grasp – nearly every new consumer technology
Posted In: radio shack

The EPA's new smog rules: Cost vs. benefit

Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.
Posted In: EPA, smog

Natural gas bills are up and not just because of cold

Customers in the Northeast and Midwest are about to get big natural-gas bills, not only because they used a lot of gas during the freezing month of January.
Posted In: natural gas

763 more 'Anchorman' jokes

The producers of "Anchorman 2 1/2" made a new movie out of outtakes
Posted In: anchorman, movies

Rail companies push for newer oil tank cars to reduce accidents

Without mandatory regulation, the railroad industry looks to pricing as way to encourage safety.
Posted In: Oil tank cars, railroads, Norfolk Southern

President Obama calls California drought plan 'climate resilience'

Look forward to continued climate change, says President Obama in California today

President Obama could make it rain in California

California's thirst for water may be quenched by federal relief
Posted In: california, drought, California drought 2014, Barack Obama

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Barbie?

What could be more fitting for Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue than Barbie, in her first swimsuit from 1959?
Posted In: Barbie, Sports Illustrated, swimsuit issue, Mattel, women

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