Gregory Warner is a senior reporter for Marketplace, covering the business and economics of health care for the entire Marketplace portfolio. He’s taken on questions as varied as how drugs get named, how ineffective procedures become popular, and how politicians fuel a costly medical arms race.

Warner started at Marketplace in November of 2009. Previously, he freelanced radio stories from conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and DR Congo. Before becoming a radio reporter, he lived in New York working as an investigator of police brutality and a jazz pianist in a piano bar.

Warner’s favorite interviews are ones where he takes a journey with people. Recent examples include jogging with a homeless persons’ running club in Philadelphia, enduring ‘empathy training’ with call center reps in Ky., and undergoing fear-based alcoholism treatment in Moscow.

Warner holds a degree in English from Yale. In 2009, he was awarded Best News Feature from the Third Coast International Audio Festival for a Marketplace and Homelands Productions profile of a Congolese miner. He also has two Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi (from the Society for Professional Journalists), New York Festivals and PRNDI.

Warner was born in New York and currently resides in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys biking, Werner Herzog films, and making up songs for his 8-month-old son.

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The world of health-care pricing

A committee of the American Medical Association plays an important role in Medicare's setting of prices for medical procedures.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, medical costs
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Disney kicks junk food out of the magic kingdom

The entertainment giant will reject advertising for certain sugary, salty and fatty foods, and give Mickey Mouse the final say on what's healthy.
Posted In: disney, Food
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Should Facebook continue to be free?

Facebook finally goes public today in the biggest IPO in Silicon Valley history. The market valuation will surpass $100 billion; that's more than well-established companies like Disney and Kraft.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO
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JPMorgan losses now estimated at $3 billion

Problems continue to swell for the banking giant, whose reported $2 billion loss could actually now be something more like $3 billion.
Posted In: Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan, banking
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FBI investigating JPMorgan for criminal behavior

The FBI is investigating possible criminal behavior at JPMorgan Chase after that $2 billion trading loss disclosed by the bank the other day.
Posted In: FBI, JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon
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Customers loyal to discount brands even as economy recovers

We'll know more later this morning with the latest retail sales figures for April. The forecast is for sales to be down after mild weather pushed extra spending into the first three months of the year. But at least one segment of the retail sector has been hanging on to growth.
Posted In: TJ Maxx, Retail, shopping
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Many Americans view Facebook as a fad

When stocks in the social networking company Facebook finally begin trading on Friday, the company will at that moment be worth a fortune. But that value will only be justified if Facebook makes profits for many years to come; a new poll suggests that about half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad.
Posted In: Facebook
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With another new CEO, what's the future of Yahoo?

For the third time in three years, the CEO of Yahoo is stepping down -- Scott Thompson resigned this weekend. What this means for the future of one of the most visited sites on the web.
Posted In: Yahoo
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How 'activist' investors enact change

The CEO of Yahoo, Scott Thompson, has abruptly resigned. This development is the work of what many call an 'activist' investor. So, just what is activist investing?
Posted In: investors, Yahoo
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Major pain-advocacy group dissolves

The American Pain Foundation abruptly closes its doors on the heels of a government investigation into the epidemic of painkiller abuse.
Posted In: American Pain Foundation, painkillers, pills, prescription

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