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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

A robot for every job

How one little robot named Baxter could take over the last of America's manufacturing jobs.
Posted In: robots

The lasting economic legacy of Lakers' owner Jerry Buss

L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss died today after battling cancer. He led the Lakers to 10 league championships and was also an innovative businessman.
Posted In: Lakers

What the minimum wage means at work

President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, restaurants, Small Business

Alicia Keys dumps iPhone for Blackberry 10

The pop star brings new meaning to the perils of celebrity endorsements in the age of social media.
Posted In: endorsements, celebrity, Blackberry

Labor union membership falls to 1930s level

Political attacks on unions have hurt. But the economy is also replacing old manufacturing jobs, often unionized, with jobs that haven't been union.
Posted In: union

Flu season could cost economy billions

CDC says bad flu outbreak may cost employers $10 billion in health care costs alone.
Posted In: flu, disease, workplace

Ping Fu on entrepreneurship and the resilience of the human spirit

Ping Fu talks about her rise from prisoner in communist China to CEO of tech company Geomagic.
Posted In: ping fu, 3D printing, Tech

Ringing in the New Year: So where are the jobs?

The U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remains steady at 7.8 percent.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

What makes a city walkable?

According to urban planner Jeff Speck, designing cities for cars makes cities "crappy," but making a city walkable is no easy task.
Posted In: Portland, Traffic, cars, walking, city planning

What Al Jazeera needs to do to make it in the U.S.

Al Jazeera buys Current TV but will American audiences tune in?
Posted In: Al Jazeera, media, Current TV

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