Kate Davidson is a regular contributor to Marketplace.


Features by Kate Davidson

Obama's tough sell on early childhood spending

Part of the President's budget proposal focuses on an initiative expanding early childhood development programs.
Posted In: head start, budget

Taser is more than stun guns

Taser is diversifying into police equipment, including wearable cameras.
Posted In: taser, police, guns, technology

Chicago, Detroit get funding for next-gen manufacturing

President Obama announces two innovation institutes.
Posted In: car manufacturing

Winter brings sweet business to salt suppliers

This season's harsh winter has meant shortages of the salt used to clear roads.
Posted In: salt, roads

Bad news, bad weather

Can bad weather be blamed for bad news?
Posted In: weather, seasonal impacts, Unemployment, benefits, Jobs

Why student loans affect the housing market

The percentage of homes sold to new homeowners slipped. One reason: student loans.
Posted In: student loan debt, housing market

Report spotlights fees on college-sponsored student cards

Colleges can include surprising fees on prepaid and debit cards.
Posted In: Education, debit cards

Should the post office sell personal loans?

Providing basic financial services could bolster the post office's income
Posted In: post office, payday loans, lending

A tale of two jobs surveys

Economists say the optimism of the household survey should temper the gloom of low payroll reports.
Posted In: jobs report, payroll


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