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

Real estate boom and bust in 1910 and 2000: A comparison

Check out our side-by-side comparison of these two booms and busts nearly a hundred years apart... make your own comparisons.
Posted In: montana, housing market, housing crisis

For millennials, a patchwork quilt of part-time jobs will have to do

People in their 20s are often stuck in part-time and temporary jobs. The loss of income in their first working years could affect them much of their lives.
Posted In: Jobs, graduate debt, millennials, Unemployment

For companies to grow, they have to sell you more

The constant pressure from investors for companies to grow their profits means they have to grow their sales to you. Plus, it's cheaper to try to sell more to you than find new customers.
Posted In: marketing, sales

Thanks, but no thanks: Chrysler says it won't recall 2.7 million Jeeps

Government regulators asked for a Jeep recall, but Chrysler said "No." Will negative public reaction outweigh the cost of an actual recall?
Posted In: auto industry, cars, recalls, auto safety

Walmart faces a challenge: Keep fresh produce looking fresh

The mass retailer and its employees have a lot to learn about handling stuff that has to look good in the display case and has a short life, if it wants to succeed with fresh produce.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, produce, groceries

Can Lisa Jackson improve Apple's green reputation?

Apple has picked the former EPA chief to head environmental efforts. But will it work?
Posted In: apple, green, EPA

In Europe, vacation days stay

One in four Americans get no vacation days while the average European gets 25 days off.
Posted In: vacation days, vacation, Europe, Whats up Europe

Jobs for youth today spares economic burden tomorrow

Could the government solve the youth unemployment problem?
Posted In: college graduate, Jobs, Unemployment, unemployed

Vintage Apple computer sells for $668,000

The computer sold for only $666 back in the '70s.
Posted In: apple, steve jobs

Does U.S. oil boom mean lower prices at the pump?

America's closer to energy independence, but the days of $2 gas are history.
Posted In: energy, Oil

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