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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

Black Friday myths busted

True or false: Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Purdue University professor Richard Feinberg says false. He debunks some common assumptions about the holiday shopping season and offers sound advice.
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, shopping, holiday shopping

How a pilot shortage could impact consumers

Flying used to be a glamorous job, but today's pilots work long hours for less pay. What does a shortage of pilots in the commercial airline industry mean for the future of flying and ticket prices?
Posted In: Airlines, pilots, air travel

Letters: Should you marry your partner's debt?

Is it worth holding off on a wedding until you and your fiancee get out of debt? Do you need a will if your spouse is your only family member? CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger dispenses advice and tackles questions on finding the best contractor and getting a health savings account.
Posted In: letters

Climate change comes to the cranberry bog

Cranberry growers in Massachusetts are starting to look elsewhere to farm as a warming climate makes managing bogs more expensive and interferes with the maturing of berries.
Posted In: Cranberries, Massachusetts, climate change

Could apartments become the next no-smoking zone?

If the folks behind the Great American Smokeout have their way, the latest frontier in the “no smoking” crusade could be apartment buildings.
Posted In: smoking, cancer, tobacco, public health

Coming soon to your socket: A $50 light bulb

As the U.S. starts phasing out older, inefficient incandescent bulbs, the first LED lights for the home are coming to stores. They cost $50, for now, but can last 20 years.
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Let's do the numbers: Superstorm Sandy edition

Wall Street battened down the hatches to wait out Superstorm Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane late Monday, marking its first rain check in 27 years. The exchanges won’t reopen until Wednesday at the earliest.

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The bond market did hold a morning session today. And prices rose, sending the yield on the 10-year T-note down to 1.72 percent.

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Here are some Superstorm Sandy numbers: More than 7,000 commercial flights in the U.S. were canceled for today alone. United took top honors with more than 850 canceled flights. That was according to the tracking site FlightAware.com.

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And if you tried calling United for flight information, you had to wait 40 minutes to speak to an agent. (Monica finally picked up for us.)

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About 700,000 people along the eastern seaboard had lost electricity by mid-afternoon. One New Jersey electric utility had recruited 950 extra line workers and 526 tree contractors to help prepare for the storm.

'MAD' men: 60 years of spoofing the advertising industry

MAD Magazine editor-in-chief John Ficarra reflects on 60 years of parodying advertising.
Posted In: Mad Men, mad magazine, alfred e. newman, ficarra, publishing, advertising, cigarettes

Hurricane Sandy doesn't give everyone the day off work

While many workers were sent home ahead of the storm, not everyone gets the day off for Hurricane Sandy.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Greece reacts with protests to a visit from Germany's Merkel

What are Greeks thinking about after a visit from Germany's Chancellor Merkel? Anger, frustration -- and some merriment.
Posted In: Greece, Angela Merkel, Whats up Europe

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