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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

Netflix declares the death of Saturday morning cartoons

Netflix comes out with its first original kids' program.
Posted In: netflix, children

Working the holiday... by choice

There are a lot of Americans working during the holidays. Not all of them do it because they have to.
Posted In: holiday, working

BP's new recipe for settlement money: Shame a famous chef

BP has long complained that its settlement money for the Deepwater Horizon spill was often spent frivolously.
Posted In: Emeril Lagasse, bp oil spill, deepwater horizon, macondo

Do we really need more Beatles releases?

No, but Apple Records does, to protect the group's copyrights.
Posted In: Beatles, copyright law

Twitter's flip flop on user blocking

Instant feedback from customers poses new challenge for companies like Twitter
Posted In: Twitter

With Healthcare.gov, phones finally begin ringing at small insurers

Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.
Posted In: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurers

GM's new CEO is a woman. So what? What will she do for GM?

GM is now free of the U.S. government holding at stake in it, and has named a new chief executive, its first woman but a GM lifer.
Posted In: automaker, GM, General Motors, auto industry, auto bailout

Air pollution explainer: What's an externality?

Pollution isn't free … but who should pay?
Posted In: air pollution, clean air act, EPA

Tell me again: What's the Volcker Rule?

Regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule to limit banks' speculative trading.
Posted In: Banks, Goldman Sachs, proprietary trading, Volcker Rule

Dow: Time for an industry built by plastics to move on

Dow Chemical says it’s shifting away from the commodity chemical market so much so that it may drop 'Chemical' from its name.
Posted In: Oil, plastics, chemicals

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