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: technology, Bayou, Louisiana, New Orleans
Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.
Posted In: NCAA, Alabama, Duke, student athletes
As the NCAA gathers for its annual meeting, is it considering a first step toward paying players?
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress
For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.
Posted In: Bridgegate, Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently fired two of his top advisers for their involvement in closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge under the guise of a traffic study.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs
An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: jetpacks
As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car.
Posted In: New Years, 2013, 2014
As we close out the year, we say goodbye to industry-changing successes like "Breaking Bad" and to new products no one wanted, like Watermelon Oreos.
Posted In: New Year's eve
If you want to spend your New Year’s Eve at Applebee's in Times Square, it'll set you back a mere $375 a head.
Posted In: Weather Channel, directv
DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.
Posted In: netflix, children
Netflix comes out with its first original kids' program.