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

Investing in LGBT-friendly companies

Credit Suisse announces an LGBT Index, rating companies according to their pro-gay/-lesbian corporate policies.
Posted In: Investing, LGBT

Mercedes-Benz looks for a younger audience

Mercedes buyers on average are several years older than those of competitors BMW and Audi.
Posted In: Mercedes Benz, youth, cars

Why Facebook wants teens to go public

Facebook is easing up on teens, giving them the ability to have their posts seen by anyone, not just friends.
Posted In: Facebook, Twitter, teens, social media, privacy

The rise of the refi

Americans used to believe that when you retired, your house should be paid off. That was, of course, before the refinancing boom.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, mortgage, refinancing, Housing

On an expense account? Try a Big Mac!

Data from business travelers finds McDonald's and Starbucks account for 8 percent of all food expenses.
Posted In: expense accounts, McDonald's, starbucks

The cost of retiring a Native American mascot

President Obama joined the list of public figures who say the Washington Redskins should consider changing their name. But what's the value of the Redskins brand?
Posted In: Sports, NFL, football, mascot, Redskins

Travel plans canceled because of shutdown? How about a refund?

National parks are closed, so vacations are ruined. Vacations are ruined, so vacationers are asking for refunds -- and sometimes they're actually getting them.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, national parks

The rise of the small insurer

Several of the largest health insurers are sitting out Obamacare exchanges. It's created an opportunity for smaller insurance companies.
Posted In: health insurance, Small Business

Housing is back, so why the mortgage layoffs?

The S&P Case Shiller home price index indicates that housing prices continue to recover.
Posted In: Banks, Mortgages, refinancing

Assessing Colorado's long-term flood damage

Colorado farmers rarely complain about rain, but a lot of them got flooded out by the latest storms.
Posted In: Colorado State, Fort Collins, flooding Colorado

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