Sabri Ben-Achour is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau.   He covers Wall Street, finance, and anything New York and money related.  

Economics and finance are really hard.  But they don’t have to be boring.  In fact, they mustn’t be: because they are as important to a functioning society as history and art and politics.  Fundamentally, Sabri believes the duty of an economics reporter is to bridge that gap – to absorb, break down, and make comprehensible and palatable (as in “fun”) the economic news of the day and the decade.  This - as it should be for all journalism -  is in the service of citizens who must decide how to conceptualize the society in which they live, their place in it, and how to guide its future.  

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2013,  Sabri was the Environment Reporter for WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC where his work received two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for use of sound and feature reporting, five Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association awards, and shared in a Gracie Award for the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

As a freelancer, Sabri has reported from earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the revolution-riven streets of Tunisia, the jungle streams of Panama, and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s war torn Eastern provinces. 

Sabri attended the University of Virginia where he received his bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs with a focus on the Middle East.  He attended the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service where he received his master’s in Foreign Service, focusing on global commerce and finance.

In his spare time, Sabri teaches and makes ceramics.  

Features By Sabri Ben-Achour

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Ignore the Unemployment Rate. There's a better jobs indicator.

Why you should read the whole jobs report, and not just the highlights
Posted In: jobs numbers, employment
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Why CVS is giving up smoking

It has more to do with healthcare than lung cancer
Posted In: CVS, drugstore, cigarettes
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What tapering in the U.S. has to do with Turkey and South Africa

Why our recovery is throwing emerging economies into a tizzy
Posted In: taper, Federal Reserve, emerging markets
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What the NSA can learn from Angry Birds

Spoiler: More than we knew
Posted In: angry birds, NSA leaks
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'A slow motion trainwreck': Argentina's currency woes

It's not really a shock that Argentina is in such a perilous state. What's surprising is it too this long for things to go wrong.
Posted In: Argentina, inflation
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If only we had technology to limit credit card fraud... Oh, wait...

Europeans have been using fraud resistant cards for years
Posted In: credit card fraud, Target
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If the DOW is closed for a holiday and no one is around to trade, does it still make a sound?

What happens when some major global markets close for a holiday and others remain open?
Posted In: stock market prices, holiday etiquette
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A Fed explainer: What's Reverse Repo?

The Fed is testing out new tools to fight inflation that may be coming down the road.
Posted In: Fed, Yellen, Reverse Repo, interest rates
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The Fed's new tools

Economists say the Fed's massive balance sheet isn't a concern, thanks to new tools.
Posted In: Fed, stimulus, bonds, securities

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