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: security, safety, shootings, Navy Yard, workplace, background checks
When it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.
Posted In: London Whale, JPMorgan Chase
The 'London Whale' saga continues
For many economists, yesterday's news from the Federal Reserve came out of left field. Apparently, the economy still isn't strong enough to taper off that bond buying stimulus.
Posted In: quantitative easing, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC, Federal Reserve
About 75 percent of Americans couldn't identify the bond buying program from a multiple choice list. So it's not too late to ask: Quantitative Easing entails the FED buying bonds to keep interest rates down and encourage lending.
Posted In: tesla, GM, electric cars
GM's goal is a car that can travel 200 miles on a single charge, with a price tag of around $30,000.
Posted In: TV shows, television, networks, Entertainment
Today, networks can spend millions on a series and still cancel it after two or three episodes. But that wasn't always the case.
Posted In: subprime, mortgage, mortgage crisis, Housing, home loans
Mortgage lenders fueled the financial collapse by marketing subprime loans to people who couldn't afford them. They disappeared as the housing market crashed, but subprime mortgages could return.
Posted In: subprime lenders, financial crisis
Many subprime employees moved into loan modification businesses.
Posted In: new jersey, tourism, Hurricane Sandy, labor day
A year after Hurricane Sandy's destruction, Labor Day marks the end of a summer of recovery for beach towns.
Posted In: fire, wildfires
The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.