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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Features by Mitchell Hartman

Consumer spending

Consumer spending: what we say vs. what we do

Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.
Posted In: consumer spending, income, consumer confidence

Immigrants closing gap on homeownership

Immigrants fared better on homeownership than the native-born in the recession.
Posted In: immigrants, home ownership, housing crisis
AstraZeneca- Pfizer

U.S. corporations park billions overseas

Pfizer, Merck, Microsoft, Apple and others store money overseas for tax advantage.
Posted In: Pfizer, Mergers and Acquisitions, pharmaceuticals

Corporate earnings: up. Hiring: not so much.

Corporate America shows profit growth, but global troubles cloud the future.
Posted In: corporate profits
Gaza

Can a rebuilt Gaza build an economy?

Repairing the damage will cost billions. But Gaza still won't have an economy.
Posted In: Gaza Strip, Israel
Unemployment rate falls

The jobs report for July

With steady job growth comes an improvement in job quality as well.
Posted In: jobs numbers

Bank of America will pay a $1.3 billion penalty

A refresher on Bank of America's role in the housing market crash.
Posted In: Bank of America, financial crisis, banking crisis

NLRB says McDonald's can be considered joint-employer

The ruling is a step forward for workers campaigning for $15 an hour in wages.
Posted In: McDonald's, Walmart, low wages

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar (yes, for more than $1)

The deal promises big cost-savings for both underperforming businesses.
Posted In: mergers, buyout, dollar store

Older workers struggle for cred in new economy

Workers over 55 are less likely to be laid off but more likely to stay unemployed.
Posted In: older workers, employment

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