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: transformers, power grid, Blackout
The failure of just nine utility substations, and the closing of one factory, could blackout the entire U.S. for 18 months.
Posted In: television, celebrities, pilots
It's pilot season in Hollywood, and the best deals are put-pilot commitments.
Posted In: radio shack
In its 90-year history, Radio Shack has attached itself to – and let slip from its grasp – nearly every new consumer technology
Posted In: EPA, smog
Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.
Posted In: natural gas
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: anchorman, movies
The producers of "Anchorman 2 1/2" made a new movie out of outtakes
Posted In: Oil tank cars, railroads, Norfolk Southern
Without mandatory regulation, the railroad industry looks to pricing as way to encourage safety.
Look forward to continued climate change, says President Obama in California today
Posted In: california, drought, California drought 2014, Barack Obama
California's thirst for water may be quenched by federal relief
Posted In: Barbie, Sports Illustrated, swimsuit issue, Mattel, women
What could be more fitting for Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue than Barbie, in her first swimsuit from 1959?