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Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s sustainability desk, with a focus on energy, environment, resources, climate, supply chain and the global economy. He services the complete portfolio of Marketplace programming and has reported on several special series including long-term U.S. job creation, U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the BP oil spill one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. He has reported from more than a dozen countries. Tong joined Marketplace in 2004, serving most recently as the China bureau chief in Shanghai from January 2007 to July 2010. While there, he reported on a special series on the economics of one-child and the 30th anniversary of the one-child policy in China, the Beijing Olympics, the food safety scares in 2007, labor strikes, slave labor, child lead poisoning and baby-selling in China’s international adoption program. Prior to joining Marketplace, Tong worked as a producer and off-air reporter at PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years, where he produced a special series from Iraq in 2003.  Tong received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. A native of Poughkeepsie N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va. with his wife and three children. He’s an acknowledged soccer dad, and enjoys cooking, cycling (he bikes to work on a regular basis), and running slowly.

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Features by Scott Tong

Natgas, renewables and the future economy

Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses two unfolding energy revolutions: the natural gas boom and the rise of renewables.
Posted In: natural gas, climate change, Obama, energy, carbon emissions

Samsung's huge profits aren't good enough for investors

Samsung is selling huge numbers of smartphones and its profits are up 47 percent. Not good enough, say investors.
Posted In: samsung, smartphone, mobile, stock

Affordable Care Act mandate delayed: Who wins, who loses?

Pick your headline: Bigger companies get another year to arrange health insurance, or Many employees have to wait another year to get health insurance.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform

Winklevoss twins plan Bitcoin fund IPO

The Winklevoss twins are trying to set up a fund that will allow investors to trade Bitcoins as if they were stock.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency, Securities and Exchange Commission

Facebook to remove ads from offensive pages

If you go to Facebook today, you’ll find more content with no ads next to it. Why? It’s deemed controversial by the site, and advertisers don’t want any part of it.
Posted In: Facebook, advertising, social media

Obama on climate change: It's the economy, stupid

The president spent much of his speech on climate change focused on the economy.
Posted In: natural gas, energy, Oil, Keystone XL

In regulating carbon pollution, the price put on it matters

Governments and businesses estimate a Social Cost of Carbon, the cost of damage caused by a ton of carbon emissions.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon dioxide, climate change

Study of children's well-being finds Southwest at bottom

Collapsed housing markets and sharp cuts in state spending put New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada at bottom of survey of children's welfare.
Posted In: arizona, New Mexico, Nevada

Can the NBA sell Obamacare?

Why would a sports league -- or any business -- want to be identified with the controversial law that provides insurance to the uninsured.
Posted In: NBA, basketball, Obamacare, health care reform

Court says deals to protect drug patents can be challenged

Makers of patented drugs sometimes pay generic drug makers not to copy their drugs when they go off patent, allowing them to keep charging high prices. The U.S. Supreme Court says the FTC can challenge such deals.
Posted In: drugs, patents, prescription

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