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: food deserts, grocery stores
A California survey finds more food shops sell beer than milk.
Posted In: film, movie theaters, movies
If theaters don't make money off admission, why do ticket prices seem so high?
Posted In: apple, Comcast
A partnership could create a streaming service with cable TV’s high picture quality, streaming’s large selection, and easy to use apps.
Posted In: Exxon, climate change
Exxon the first big energy company to respond to shareholders’ concerns about the cost of climate change.
The 'trade gap', more accurately known as the current account deficit, has dropped sharply and is expected to fall more.
Posted In: Microsoft, ATM, XP, windows, computers, operating systems
What will ATMs do when Microsoft stops supporting the OS?
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.