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: netflix, children
Netflix comes out with its first original kids' program.
Posted In: holiday, working
There are a lot of Americans working during the holidays. Not all of them do it because they have to.
Posted In: Emeril Lagasse, bp oil spill, deepwater horizon, macondo
BP has long complained that its settlement money for the Deepwater Horizon spill was often spent frivolously.
Posted In: Beatles, copyright law
No, but Apple Records does, to protect the group's copyrights.
Posted In: Twitter
Instant feedback from customers poses new challenge for companies like Twitter
Posted In: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health 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: automaker, GM, General Motors, auto industry, auto bailout
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: air pollution, clean air act, EPA
Pollution isn't free … but who should pay?
Posted In: Banks, Goldman Sachs, proprietary trading, Volcker Rule
Regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule to limit banks' speculative trading.
Posted In: Oil, plastics, chemicals
Dow Chemical says it’s shifting away from the commodity chemical market so much so that it may drop 'Chemical' from its name.