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: Wall Street, men's suits, George Zimmer
Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank.
Posted In: katie couric, David Pogue, new media
What digital future do old-media stars see?
Posted In: Target Black Friday, Walmart Black Friday
Target is the latest low-price retailer to lower expectations because consumers aren't spending freely.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency
Right now, Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.
Posted In: Elon Musk, Tesla S
It’s unclear how serious the issue of battery fires in Tesla cars is, but concern over them has taken shareholders on a fast ride in the last month.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, equity, San Luis Obispo
Higher house prices are often seen as a sign of an improving economy, but they have a downside when incomes don't keep pace.
Posted In: AT&T, Vodafone, NSA leaks
AT&T reportedly wants to go global and buy the U.K.'s Vodafone. But revelations about the NSA tapping European data may complicate its plans.
Posted In: nintendo, Earnings
Nintendo's decision not to go mobile is costing it big time.
Posted In: apple, iPad, iPhone 5C, iPad Mini, iphone 5
Apple has a lot of new products, but we've seen them all before.
Posted In: jobs report, government shutdown 2013, unemployment rate
A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown.