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.  

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Features by Sabri Ben-Achour

Ferguson-Tear Gas

The big business of tear gas, explained

Clouds — and people running from them — appear in images from Ferguson to Cairo.
Posted In: gas, disorders, riots, Ferguson, missouri, protests
Janet Yellen

Behind the indicators: Job quality vs. job quantity

Many indicators regarding job quality are improving slowly — or not at all.
Posted In: part-time jobs, employees, The Fed
The Perseid meteor shower

Six things you might not know about meteorites

The Perseid meteorite showers return, and they can be worth more than a view.
Posted In: NASA, meteor
Walgreens

Why Walgreens stepped back from the inversion brink

One reason Walgreens chose not to move to the UK: it's a consumer-facing company.
Posted In: Walgreens, corporate inversion, consumer
Gannett

Gannett's print arm will fend for itself

The media giant is spinning off its digital and broadcast side and buying Cars.com.
Posted In: media companies, news, digital, Broadcast, publishing

Why does popcorn at the movies cost so much?

Hint: Movie theaters don’t make much money from movies. Movie studios do.
Posted In: movies, food costs, Food, tickets, popcorn
Argentina-Vultures

Vultures show Argentina no mercy

We look at vulture funds and what they do.
Posted In: Argentina, debt, bond market
Argen

What happens if Argentina defaults?

It’s looking increasingly likely that Argentina will default on some of its bonds.
Posted In: Argentina, bad debt, debt
NYSE

Why high earnings aren't translating into jobs

Corporate earnings are up. But will these cash-rich companies give you a job?
Posted In: corporations, Earnings, hiring

High cotton and southern language

Finding economic history in Southern expressions.
Posted In: South, language

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