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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

The art of checking in

Tips for your next hotel stay from a long-time hotelier.
Posted In: hotels, tipping

Health, drugs and rock 'n' roll

A new study out today confirms what parents already know: Don't let your babies grow up to be rock 'n' roll stars.
Posted In: Music

Barge lines on the Mississippi expect a waiting game

Continued drought along the Mississippi River is creating problems for barge lines and the goods they ship.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought

GM execs can use corporate jets again

Under its bailout terms, GM was banned from owning corporate jets. Now that U.S. government has announced its selling its remaining GM shares, that ban will be lifted.
Posted In: corporate jets, GM

Superstorm Sandy can't dampen U.S. jobs growth

Unemployment fell to 7.7 percent in November, with 146,000 jobs added in the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

A Long Island house, sans beach, for Goldman's Blankfein

Lloyd Blankfein has reportedly bought a home in Bridgehampton for $32.5 million. But don't expect a beach party.
Posted In: Lloyd Blankfein, Hamptons

The Fresh & Easy grocery experiment may be over

Tesco, the U.K. retailer, started opening up a new kind of grocery store in the U.S. five years ago. More than a convenience store, almost a supermarket, Fresh & Easy hasn't found its place in shoppers' habits.
Posted In: Fresh & Easy, Tesco, Walmart

The robot in the garden -- coming soon

Nurseries spend a lot of effort moving potted plants and trees from one place to another. Robots may replace low-paying, seasonal, grueling work.
Posted In: robots, Agriculture

Shrunken Nobel Prizes to depend more on hedge funds

The Nobel Foundation's investments haven't done well, forcing the foundation to cut the size of its cash awards. Now it's increasing investments in hedge funds.
Posted In: Nobel Prize

Plastic's fantastic for thieves in California

Thieves steal millions of dollars of plastic pallets and milk cases from businesses. Sold to recyclers, the plastic is then used to make new pallets and milk cases.
Posted In: plastics, plastic, theft

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