Sabri Ben-Achour

Correspondent & Host

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My job is to do what I can to help all of us understand the economic forces that shape our lives and our world.

What was your first job?

I was a waiter!

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

It can be hard to break down complex topics quickly and fairly.

In your next life, what would your career be?

A chemist or a geneticist, I think.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Playing with giant horseshoe crabs under the moonlight as they swam ashore to spawn. (It was for a story on how their blood is used in the medical industry).

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My plants. I water them when I'm stressed. They get a lot of water.

Latest Stories (399)

Marriage of convenience becomes divorce of necessity

Sep 30, 2014
EBay announced that it’s going to split with PayPal.

Why bank loans are getting riskier

Jun 26, 2014
Banks are relaxing the terms in their loans. And that makes them riskier.
The Canary Wharf headquarters of Barclays Bank, which is under investigation by the New York State Attorney General for possibly misleading and defrauding its dark pool clients.
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An ancient animal's blood is a modern medical miracle

Jun 17, 2014
The horseshoe crab's blue-colored blood is critical to modern medicine.
Mandy Cheng/AFP via Getty Images

Goldman Sachs considers shutting down its 'dark pool'

Apr 9, 2014
Publicity about high-speed trading and talk of SEC investigations have drawn attention to the bank.

Graphene: OMG! The magic material that an elephant standing on a pencil couldn't break

Nov 21, 2013
Graphene is a material that could revolutionize microprocessing

We are the great and powerful USA. Ignore the dysfunction behind the curtain

Oct 31, 2013
A conference in Washington kicks off to convince investors from across the world that the U.S. is an attractive place to invest.

Brazil's fine line between price gouging and turning a profit

Oct 21, 2013
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff convenes a committee to monitor prices and service ahead of next year’s World Cup to head off price gouging. But for retailers, there’s a fine line between appropriately responding to increased demand and taking advantage.

What does the Fed chair actually do?

Sep 16, 2013
There's a lot of noise about who's going to be the next chief of the Federal Reserve. We're more interested in what the Fed chair actually can do for the economy.

Has Marissa Mayer's acquire-to-hire strategy for Yahoo paid off?

Apr 16, 2013
Since becoming Yahoo CEO last summer, Marissa Mayer has embarked on a takeover strategy: Buy companies to get their talent. As Yahoo reports earnings, we find out if it worked.