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

Hate junk mail? You might have to get used to more

Deal between postal service and direct mail provider could mean more ad circulars in your mailbox.
Posted In: junk mail, Postal Service, mail, coupons

Do we need both Hertz and Dollar Thrifty?

The separate brands are expected to survive a merger of their parent companies.
Posted In: Hertz, Dollar Thrifty, Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Candidates poised to tap general election money

Federal law has kept money raised for the general election off limits until Mitt Romney and Barack Obama become official nominees.
Posted In: campaign spending

Judge mulls additional payment to Madoff victims

At issue: Should part of the money earmarked for victims be set aside for interest on lost investments?
Posted In: Bernie Madoff

What's the value of Augusta's green jacket?

The home of the Masters admits its first female members. Are the benefits worth the costs for members?
Posted In: Golf, women

Need grows for bilingual lawyers

Though it remains a tough job market for recent law school graduates, patent fights that involve products made in Asia are driving a need for bilingual attorneys.
Posted In: Law, lawyers

Hydrogen-powered cars are coming

Toyota and other automakers plan to sell "tens of thousands" of hydrogen-powered vehicles by the end of this decade. But it might be a while before hydrogen cars hit U.S. roads.
Posted In: hydrogen, Auto

'Boomerang Kids' are helping out financially

Forty percent of 18- to 24-year-olds live at home. It makes financial sense, and most kids and their parents don’t even mind.
Posted In: Millennial Generation

Paypal to swipe real-world store payments

Paypal, the world's largest online payment processor, offers a new service to real-world merchants. What does this mean for rival Square?
Posted In: Square, paypal, smartphone

Will NASA or private firms send us to outer space?

NASA's budget is scrutinized by Congress, igniting debate over the direction of the space agency.
Posted In: space, space exploration, NASA

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