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

Has Marissa Mayer's acquire-to-hire strategy for Yahoo paid off?

Since becoming Yahoo CEO last summer, Marissa Mayer has embarked on a takeover strategy: Buy companies to get their talent. As Yahoo reports earnings, we find out if it worked.
Posted In: Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, acquisition

McDonald's demands swifter service with a smile

McDonald’s faces rising complaints about unfriendly and slow service. So the burger reportedly plans to get employees to step on the accelerator and turn up the charm.
Posted In: fast food, McDonald's, customer service

Bitcoin: Digital coin of the realm in Internet age

Digital currency Bitcoin has grown sensationally, with 11 million Bitcoins worth nearly $2 billion in circulation. It's the ultimate Internet-age currency: Bitcoin circulates only online, trades anonymously and isn't regulated by any government.
Posted In: bitcoin

What you need to know to run a marathon at the North Pole

Four dozen trekked to the North Pole in a marathon that costs more than $15,000 to run in. Feel like taking a run on a polar ice floe? Here's what you need to know about the race.
Posted In: north pole, Running, Sports

Long-term unemployment gets...longer

Even as the U.S. economy is adding jobs, nearly five million people have been out of work for at least six months, and figures show their wait to return to the workforce is growing.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Mark Zuckerberg's money lays path for change in Newark schools

Most of the $100 million donation has been spent on brokering a new teachers contract that creates performance-based pay and opening new schools.
Posted In: Education, new jersey, Mark Zuckerberg

Mayor Bloomberg's wealth holds lessons for politics

As a multi-billionaire, Michael Bloomberg has governed New York free from debts to special interests. But there's another side to that independence.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, politics

The Statue of Liberty Mutual

The sequester and other coming government cuts have led the federal government to sell naming rights to monuments and national parks.

Apple joins race for indoor mapping technology

Apple's purchase of an indoor mapping startup shows the competition for technology to help people navigate inside airports and stores -- as well as let marketers track consumers more closely.
Posted In: startup, google maps, smartphone, app, maps

A tax on medical devices that almost nobody likes

You don't often hear about a 79-to-20 vote in the U.S. Senate, but that's exactly what happened last night. The chamber voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax on medical devices.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform law

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