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

Bernanke's low mortgage rate

Thanks to financial disclosure rules, we know what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pays on his mortgage.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, mortgage

Middle class moochers?

How tax exemptions and subsidies help pay for the American lifestyle.
Posted In: big government, government, subsidies

The story of one very big little symbol: @

The surprising origin of the "@" sign and how it went from obscurity to communication rock star.
Posted In: digital history

NY's high court considers: Is lap dancing a tax-exempt art?

New York's highest court is hearing legal arguments by a strip club about whether nude lap dancing is art -- and therefore eligible for state tax exemption.
Posted In: dancing, New York, tax

What's up, Europe? Checking in with U.K. ex-pats

Two ex-pats living in the U.K. discuss the jobs picture abroad.
Posted In: U.K., expats, Whats up Europe

Apps collect data on users even when not in use

Even when certain apps aren't being used, they collect a lot of information about users.
Posted In: apps, mobile apps

Self-serve air travel: Welcome aboard

It was just a small hop from self check-out at the grocery store to self check-in at the airport. Now you can even self-tag your bags and self-board the plane. What's next?
Posted In: airport, air travel

Soda for breakfast?

Three fast food chains are promoting breakfast deals that include drinks like a 28-ounce soda -- starting at six o'clock in the morning.
Posted In: soda, fast food, breakfast

Sight-feeling: Travel for the disabled

An owner of a travel agency for the blind shares his experiences traveling around the world.
Posted In: disabled, handicapped, blind, traveling

Weekly Wrap: Yet another stagnant jobs report

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The sluggish growth in the U.S. jobs market.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs

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