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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July existing home sales lowest in 15 years

Home prices are way way down and mortgage rates are at record lows, but people still aren't buying. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Debating the future of Fannie, Freddie

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were on the hot seat this week, as government officials debated their future. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Tess Vigeland about what Republicans and Democrats want to see happen to the mortgage giants.
Posted In: Housing
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The future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Fannie and Freddie have significantly improved their practices since the government took over the then-dysfunctional mortgage lenders two years ago. So much so, that 90 percent of mortgages now carry some sort of government insurance. Now some are calling for reeling Fannie and Freddie in.
Posted In: Housing
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Tiger Woods may be losing his mojo

The PGA championship starts Thursday, and for the first time in years, Tiger Woods is struggling with his game.
Posted In: Sports
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Fannie posts smallest loss in three years, requests $1.5B bailout

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae's twelfth quarterly loss in a row is smaller than others the company has suffered in the last 36 months.
Posted In: Housing
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$26B bill would save 300,000 government worker jobs

Democrats have eked out a victory on a bill that would send $26 billion in aid to the states and fund the jobs of 300,000 teachers, cops, firefighters and health care workers.
Posted In: Jobs
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Google, Verizon deal could change net neutrality

A deal between Google and Verizon could set the stage for big companies to pay for the privilege of speeding up delivery of their own content to consumers.
Posted In: Internet
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Intel antitrust settlement will change how it prices, markets chips

Intel has settled a major antitrust case with the Federal Trade Commission which could lead to lower prices and more innovation going forward.
Posted In: Crime
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BP makes plugging progress; 75% of oil has dispersed

BP says it is making progress plugging the Gulf oil well, and the government is set to announce today that roughly three-quarters of the oil has already dispersed.
Posted In: Oil
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Amazon, Apple under investigation for e-book pricing

Connecticut's Attorney General announced an investigation into Amazon and Apple's potential anti-competitive pricing of e-books.
Posted In: Books, Internet

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