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Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk. Her past projects include “We Used To Be China," "Coal Play," "Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” among others. Gardner began her career at Marketplace as a freelancer and was hired as business editor and back-up host to David Brancaccio in the mid-90s. Prior to her work at Marketplace, Gardner was a public radio freelancer in Los Angeles, a staff reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, a commercial radio reporter in Massachusetts and an editor/reporter for a small town newspaper in Minnesota.  She is the recipient of several awards including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Finance Journalism (1997), an AlfredI.duPont-Columbia University Award (1996-1997) and a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest and most prestigious media award (2000). Gardner attended Carleton College where she received her bachelor’s degree in religion and Columbia University where she received her master’s degree in journalism. A native of Waukesha,Wis., Gardner resides in Los Angeles.

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Features by Sarah Gardner

Increase in payroll tax raises concerns for Cleveland small business owner

Steve Presser, proprietor of Big Fun toy store in Cleveland, says although the deal to avert the fiscal cliff eases uncertainty among consumers, the payroll tax increase raises a whole other list of issues.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Small Business, payroll tax

Bank balance sheets are incomprehensible, even to experts

After the financial crisis, banks are bigger and are complying with more regulation. That means many more pages in their annual reports, but look closely, and the metrics hide straightforward information about the banks' health.
Posted In: Banks

The fiscal cliff provisions you might not have heard about

Reading the fine print of the fiscal cliff legislation passed on Jan. 1.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

What are your financial New Year's resolutions?

Saving more? Not buying your daily latte? Big or small, we want to know your financial New Year's resolutions.
Posted In: New Year, resolution

What's up, Europe? Greece, Spain and the fiscal cliff

Fiscal cliff drama is playing out on American airwaves, but are Europeans paying attention? And what advice can the cash-strapped nations of Greece and Spain offer American lawmakers?
Posted In: Whats up Europe, fiscal cliff

Plan to secure Manhattan from flooding leans on nature

After superstorm Sandy, there were several proposals about how to protect Manhattan from devastating floods in the future. One plan calls for placing water-proof vaults under the sidewalk.
Posted In: sandy, New York, manhattan

Unemployed workers watching, worrying about fiscal cliff

Richard Crowe, an unemployed former steelworker living in Ohio, talks about what it's been like searching for a job and what he would do when unemployment benefits expire tomorrow.
Posted In: undefined

French court says au revoir to 75% tax on wealthy

The high court in France has rejected President Francois Hollande's controversial 75 percent tax on millionaires.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, Taxes

After Plan B, what's next for the fiscal cliff

The Weekly Wrap talks about what can happen now that Speaker John Boehner's Plan B has failed.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

Surgeons make thousands of serious errors each year

The "never events," like leaving a sponge behind in a patient, or receiving the wrong operation, happen 80 times a week in hospitals nationwide, according to a new study.
Posted In: medical care, surgery

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