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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

FDA studies arsenic found in rice products

Arsenic occurs naturally in soil, but also comes from manure and pesticides. Rice plants absorb higher levels of arsenic than other crops.
Posted In: Food, FDA, rice

China's export strategy prompts a U.S. trade complaint

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: China, trade, export, auto parts

FDA warns on anti-aging claims of cosmetics

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.
Posted In: aging, makeup, cosmetics, L'Oreal

What's up, Europe? Germany affirms bailouts

A German high court rejected a petition to block Germany's participation in the eurozone rescue fund. What does that mean for Europe going forward?
Posted In: Whats up Europe, Europe debt crisis, Germany

McDonald's to post calorie counts in all restaurants

Now all customers will know how many calories are in that Big Mac.
Posted In: McDonald's, calorie

Bob Woodward on America heading for a fiscal cliff

Bob Woodward has been writing about politics and power since the '70s when he and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story. His latest book takes the reader inside the Obama White House during last summer's debt ceiling crisis.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

What's Up Europe? Smiles in Brussels

In Brussels, people are smiling over a new bailout plan to save the euro. Meanwhile in Greece, summer sun and good food are taking the edge off harsh reality.
Posted In: Brussels, Whats up Europe, Europe debt crisis

Royal Caribbean introduces a Barbie cruise

You can get a Barbie-decorated stateroom, tea parties, fashion shows and more.
Posted In: Barbie

Rare hantavirus hurts tourism around Yosemite

The famous national park has eight cases of the rare pulmonary virus with three deaths so far -- and is alerting tens of thousands of summer visitors they may be at risk. Campsites were easy to get over the Labor Day weekend.
Posted In: tourism, yosemite, hantavirus

Weekly Wrap: That four letter word j-o-b-s

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: jobs. Reaction to the latest jobs report and what steps the Federal Reserve might take next.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

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