Katie Long is an associate producer for the Marketplace Morning Report. 


Features by Katie Long

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. Dropping the mic is harder.

A comedian explains why some mics are better than others.
Posted In: comedy, comedian, Pro Tool
Domonick Foy, 21, stands in front of his high school football portrait.

Katrina kid: Growing up after the flood

Domonick Foy was in seventh grade when the storm hit. Now 21, he looks back.
Posted In: charter schools, Hurricane Katrina, football

Charting New Orleans' charter school experiment

How have students fared in the city's new charter school system?
Posted In: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans La

Charters transform New Orleans schools, and teachers

Why the city's instructors are younger, whiter and less traditionally trained.
Posted In: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, schools

The story of New Orleans' recovery in one business

8 1/2 years after Katrina, Circle Food reopened. Get your green bell peppers here!
Posted In: New Orleans, Food, flood

How independent businesses kept New Orleans afloat

After Katrina, small retailers shook off the devastation and got back to work.
Posted In: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, independent businesses

Coke by any other name: Who makes your soft drink?

Coke, Pepsi, Nestlé? Do you know who makes the beverages you drink?
Posted In: Coca-cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, soda, bottled water

The numbers for August 23, 2013: All the tech that's fit to print

12 months

The amount of time Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has left at the helm of the company. Ballmer announced today that he will stay on until the tech giant finds his replacement. (USA Today)

1 in 5
One in five Americans do not use the Internet at all. Private companies (such as Facebook) and public agencies (such as the FCC) are trying to change this. (NYT)


The percent of daily active Facebook users who visit the social networking site from their mobile devices. Test your knowledge of the week's tech numbers with our quiz Silicon Tally. (Marketplace)

The numbers for August 22, 2013: Beneath and below

197 million

Yahoo's July unique visitor number beat Google for the first time since 2011, but there's a catch beneath the ComScore data. (MarketWatch)

$1.2 million

A hedge fund manager is using deep pockets to make a very deep basement. The London multi-millionaire has to pay the local government a fee of more than $1.2 million for clearance to build a luxurious two-story basement under his mansion, complete with a pool and spa. So-called "iceberg homes" are growing in London. (Daily Mail)

The numbers for August 21, 2013: Survey says!


We've got a new survey of the most -- and least -- respected brands, according to CoreBrand. The consulting firm has Coke and Pepsi tied for first. At the bottom of the list is Delta, along with Philip Morris, H&R Block and Denny's. (Yahoo! Finance)


The age we start acting just like our parents, according to a survey by website Netmums.com. Don't belive them? Check out their roundup of the 50 signs you are becoming your parents. (Daily Mail)


The average annual family health care premium rose 4 percent in 2013, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey. While that rate of growth greatly outpaces wage increases, it is modest compared to health care cost gains of the previous decade. (NYT)


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