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: 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.
Posted In: Investing, LGBT
Credit Suisse announces an LGBT Index, rating companies according to their pro-gay/-lesbian corporate policies.
Posted In: Mercedes Benz, youth, cars
Mercedes buyers on average are several years older than those of competitors BMW and Audi.
Posted In: Facebook, Twitter, teens, social media, privacy
Facebook is easing up on teens, giving them the ability to have their posts seen by anyone, not just friends.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, mortgage, refinancing, Housing
Americans used to believe that when you retired, your house should be paid off. That was, of course, before the refinancing boom.
Posted In: expense accounts, McDonald's, starbucks
Data from business travelers finds McDonald's and Starbucks account for 8 percent of all food expenses.