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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

Waffle tacos, bacon milkshakes... it's a trend!

Fast-food restaurants are mashing different foods together to expand their menus.
Posted In: fast food, food mashups, waffle taco, Taco Bell

Is Facebook just a big venture capitalist?

With several high profile purchases in recent years, Facebook is operating more like a venture capitalist than a social media platform
Posted In: Facebook

AirBnB got 99 problems but going public ain't one

AirBnB is going public, despite regulatory roadblocks and industry opposition.
Posted In: airbnb, hotels, IPO

Short-selling: A step-by-step guide.

Short selling has a bad rap. But it's been around as long as the markets have.
Posted In: stock market, short selling

The only thing the Fed has left is words. And dots.

With QE on its way out, and interest rates at basically zero, the Fed has to start using its words.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen

Where to sell Alibaba's treasure?

China's Alibaba Group says it will list in New York instead of Hong Kong.
Posted In: alibaba group, NYSE, China, New York

Herbalife's high profile investor war heats up

Herbalife has been targeted by the FTC. That's good news for one investor, who thinks the company is a pyramid scheme.

The life of a stolen passport

How stolen passports get from owner to impostor owner
Posted In: passports, stolen passport

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