Sam Eaton is an independent radio and television journalist. His reporting on complex environmental issues from climate change to population growth has taken him all over the United States and the world.
The Federal Reserve made record profits in 2009, the biggest annual profit in the bank's history -- which is good news for the federal budget. Sam Eaton reports why the Fed was so successful last year.
Posted In: Auto
As the Detroit Auto Show kicks off, the White House is set to announce its plans to make cars and trucks even more fuel-efficient. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what auto projects the government is supporting.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
Analysts see a big bump ahead for earnings in the 4th quarter, moving them into positive territory for the first time in years. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what's driving those numbers.
The EPA is proposing tougher limits for the nation's most persistent air pollutant -- smog. And it's no longer just the urban corridors that will have to clean up. Sam Eaton reports.
The winter cold snap is expected to increase U.S. heating demand, which is giving oil prices a bump. But it's not just oil the weather's affecting. Sam Eaton reports.
Regardless of the outcome from the climate conference in Copenhagen, all the players there will be dealing with one major concern that isn't going away. Sam Eaton explains.
Posted In: Taxes
Denmark is far ahead of the U.S. in moving to a clean economy. Sam Eaton reports on the sacrifice the Danes are making to build a low-carbon future.
Protesters at the Copenhagen summit are being met with riot police and tear gas as they try to represent a voice they say isn't being heard in the Bella Center. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton, who is at the scene.
Reporter Sam Eaton talks with Kai Ryssdal about why corporate leaders are in Copenhagen, and what the mood is like at the conference during its last days.
A standoff between developing nations and rich countries brought talks to a halt in Copenhagen. Sam Eaton reports on where the money for a climate treaty is going to come from.