Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.

A veteran Marketplace reporter, he was hired in 1994 as an assistant producer on the Marketplace Morning Report, hosted that program in 1996 and 1997, and then served as commentary editor and features editor for all Marketplace productions.

Hartman left Marketplace in 2001 to move to Portland, Ore., where he served as editor of a statewide business magazine, Oregon Business, and was subsequently editor of Reed College’s alumni magazine. In 2008, Hartman returned to Marketplace to serve in his current position, filing reports from his bureau’s base at Oregon Public Broadcasting in his adopted hometown of Portland.

Since 2008, Hartman has produced a number of broadcast series, including, "Different States of Unemployment" (spring 2009) and "Help Not Wanted" (summer 2010).

He also traveled to Egypt to cover the Arab Spring. Hartman enjoys his work as a radio reporter because it provides him the opportunity to “ask impertinent questions and exercise my curiosity to the max.”

Before his career with American Public Media, Hartman worked in human rights and refugee advocacy for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). He has also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cairo Today magazine, Middletown Press, New Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Hartman is a native of Teaneck, N.J., and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.

Features By Mitchell Hartman

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Skechers warehouse showcases state-of-the-art technology

Jobs are better, but fewer, as high-tech machines replace lower-skilled warehouse loaders and handlers
Posted In: skechers, Walmart, low-wage workers, warehouse
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Among the winners in 2012? Pollsters

Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn't so easy.
Posted In: news media, polls, 2012 election
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The 8-percent rule: Can Obama win with high unemployment?

Since World War II, incumbent presidents have been defeated in election years when the unemployment rate is above 7.5 percent. What does that mean for President Obama and October's 7.9 percent unemployment rate?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs
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New jobs report offers a last word on economy before election

Depending on political spins and eventual revisions, the final Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report before the presidential election, could be good or bad for whoever wins.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment
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UPDATED: Superstorm Sandy: Doing the numbers

As Hurricane Sandy makes it's way up the East Coast of the United States, damage estimates of $10 to $20 billion are beginning to trickle in.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters, Economy
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Betting on stormy weather

Weather derivatives allow companies to hedge against catastrophic losses.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, weather, Derivatives
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Sandy shuts down New York markets

Overnight, New York City's financial authorities decided to close the markets today as Hurricane Sandy moves in -- the first time since 1985 that a weather event has shut down trading.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy
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Bank earnings kick off with JPMorgan blockbuster

The financial sector is doing better than last year on a bumper mortgage business and lower loan-loss reserves.
Posted In: JPMorgan, Earnings
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Job market improving as jobless claims drop

New weekly claims for unemployment fell last week to the lowest level in four and a half years. Combined with last week's employment report, the claims data provides evidence of a slowly improving job market.
Posted In: unemployement, weekly jobless, jobs report
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Could Lance Armstrong's brand be tainted by doping scandal?

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has released a report on alleged doping by retired cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. But support for Armstrong's charitable organization Livestrong may be immune.
Posted In: lance armstrong, livestrong, branding, drugs

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