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.

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GlaxoSmithKline reaches $3 billion settlement for fraud

GlaxoSmithKline, the huge British drug maker, will pay $3 billion in fines and compensation to the U.S. government and the states. According to the Justice Department, it's the biggest settlement in a health-care fraud case in history.
Posted In: GlaxoSmithKline, health care, pharmaceuticals, fraud
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European contraction impacts U.S. exports

Exports have been one of the few bright spots in the U.S. recovery, but they're slowing down.
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing, Europe debt crisis, import export
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Storms hit Amazon data center, Netflix and Instagram

Amazon's servers were hit by a storm in Virginia. Those data centers are also home to storage for other major websites like Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram.
Posted In: Amazon, cloud computing, weather
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Will health care law spur entrepreneurs?

Some say cheaper insurance could help startup owners focus on business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, startup, health insurance
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Can more job training create more jobs?

Re-training the unemployed might just give some job seekers an edge over others.
Posted In: Unemployment, job training
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Gas and oil fuel cities to rebound

Metros with high-tech, manufacturing and reviving housing sectors also recover faster.
Posted In: New Orleans, cities, recession, recovery
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Skilled factory workers hard to find

A report says more than half of American companies are having trouble finding enough skilled workers to hire. Why don’t employers train workers instead?
Posted In: employment, manufacturing, CNC machines, skills gap
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Can Nokia's freebies build brand loyalty?

Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University.
Posted In: nokia, marketing, Tech
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The cost of raising kids

Top earners are able to spend more, boosting their children's odds for future success.
Posted In: baby, children, family, family finances
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Buffett's big play in private jet market

Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets will buy $9.6 billion in new planes from Cessna and Bombardier.
Posted In: Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, airline industry

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