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

It takes more than a background check to prevent a violent shooting

When it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.
Posted In: security, safety, shootings, Navy Yard, workplace, background checks

Tapering? The Fed says, not so fast

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.

So what's Quantitative Easing anyway?

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: quantitative easing, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC, Federal Reserve

GM planning car to rival Tesla's Model S

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: tesla, GM, electric cars

Favorite show cancelled before it got a chance to breathe? Wasn't always that way.

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: TV shows, television, networks, Entertainment

5 years after Lehman, subprime mortgages return

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, mortgage, mortgage crisis, Housing, home loans

What happened to the subprime lenders?

Many subprime employees moved into loan modification businesses.
Posted In: subprime lenders, financial crisis

On Jersey Shore, the summer after Sandy comes to close

A year after Hurricane Sandy's destruction, Labor Day marks the end of a summer of recovery for beach towns.
Posted In: new jersey, tourism, Hurricane Sandy, labor day

Yosemite fire burns a mountain region's economy

The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.
Posted In: fire, wildfires

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