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.
Posted In: college, college tuition, Tuition, financial aid
Grinnell is a very small liberal arts college in Iowa with a very big endowment: $1.4 billion. Why the financially sound institution is looking at how to control future costs.
Posted In: Coca-cola, soda, calorie
Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi will roll out special vending machines next year.
Posted In: Nissan, cars
The new Datsun will be sold in emerging countries like India, where it will be the first car for many buyers. It will not be as safe or as environmentally clean as cars in the U.S.
Posted In: Ikea
IKEA says it regrets a decision to airbrush women out of its Saudi Arabian catalogs. The images included one of a mom in her p.j.s, standing at the bathroom sink with her young son.
Posted In: hybrid cars, consumer reports
The new Karma luxury hybrid is smarting from a series of bruising reviews over at Consumer Reports.
Posted In: staples, Amazon, online retail, mobile
The office-supply chain will close dozens of stores in the U.S. and Europe and increase its selling online and through mobile apps.
Posted In: cows, corn, animal feed
Substitutes for expensive corn feed range from the unprocessed -- straw and cottonseed hulls -- to a teenager's diet -- ice cream, chocolate and gummy worms.
Posted In: Food, FDA, rice
Arsenic occurs naturally in soil, but also comes from manure and pesticides. Rice plants absorb higher levels of arsenic than other crops.
Posted In: China, trade, export, auto parts
China rewards companies for exporting auto parts to other countries, so the U.S. files a complaint with the World Trade Organization, its 15th against China.
Posted In: aging, makeup, cosmetics, L'Oreal
Anti-aging creams are a growing share of the cosmetics market, but the FDA warns that if companies claim pharmaceutical benefits from their products, the FDA will review them as drugs.