Kate Davidson is a regular contributor to Marketplace.


Features by Kate Davidson

Hey Occupy Wall Street! Will you buy my debt?

A group of Occupy activists says it's bought almost $15 million of people's personal debt on the cheap.
Posted In: Occupy, debtors, student debt

How much is an apology worth?

It seems like people have been talking themselves hoarse with apologies lately -- a lot of them for the flawed roll-out of Obamacare.
Posted In: apologies, Obamacare

The Snowden Effect: Is Booz Allen feeling it?

Edward Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, announces earnings. Did it feel a Snowden penalty?
Posted In: Snowden, nsa, Booz Allen Hamilton

On 40th anniversary, a look at the spillover effects of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

How did the 1973 oil crisis convince Americans to reduce energy consumption?
Posted In: Oil, energy, history, Richard Nixon

Private providers fill the void of the federal data pipeline

Analysts, executives, and journalists are left with a patchwork of numbers put together by private firms and academics in the absence of federal data during the partial government shutdown.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, government shutdown

Global financial leaders worry about U.S. turmoil

Shutdown. Looming default. Change at the Federal Reserve. These are anxious times as global financial leaders gather in Washington.
Posted In: international monetary fund, World Bank, debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013

Can you find bail bondsman on Silk Road?

There is a bail hearing Wednesday for the alleged mastermind behind the website Silk Road, where users could buy drugs, guns, and even hitmen.
Posted In: Silk Road, hacking, drugs

A sequel to Citizens United comes before Supreme Court

Today the Supreme Court hears arguments in a campaign finance case you could call the sequel to the landmark campaign finance case Citizens United.
Posted In: Supreme Court, campaign finance, Citizens United

States divert foreclosure prevention money to demolitions

The Treasury Department has changed the rules on a program meant to help people hit by the housing crisis stay in their homes, allowing states to use some money from the $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention program to demolish homes instead.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, TARP

Possible rate hike unites the (postal) classes

Class division in the United States can be stark, in one small way, tough financial times at the Postal Service are uniting the classes.
Posted In: Postal Service, shipping, post office


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