David Weinberg

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H&R Block bundles taxes and health insurance

Dec 8, 2014
Policy is a direct result of the way taxes and healthcare have become linked by the Affordable Care Act.

Cutting health costs by subsidizing housing

Dec 4, 2014
Experiment in housing for homeless is completed in L.A. – and health-care costs fall.

Netflix makes its biggest bet yet on 'Marco Polo'

Dec 2, 2014
And just like the titular explorer, Netflix has global ambitions.

The underdog of contrived shopping holidays

Nov 27, 2014
This weekend, don't forget about Small Business Saturday.

The lingering cost of rioting

Nov 26, 2014
Two economists who studied the long-term effects of urban rioting say many cities never truly recover.

Firefox says goodbye Google, hello Yahoo

Nov 20, 2014
Mozilla switches the default search engine for Firefox from Google to Yahoo, aligning with a partner that agrees to follow its "do not track" ethos.

With low gas prices, Thanksgiving travel hits the road

Nov 20, 2014
AAA releases its holiday travel forecast on Thursday. The big takeaway: lots more people will be hitting the road this Thanksgiving, due in no small part to plummeting gas prices. Drivers aren't alone with their lower fuel expenses—The airline industry…
People descend into Pennsylvania Station to board trains on the busiest travel day of the year November 27, 2013 in New York City.
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Paying for upgrades under the tray-table

Nov 18, 2014
Bribing fellow passengers to get to the front of airport lines is generally allowed, but experts say the stress of airline travel means most people won’t agree to it.

Whatever happens election day, it's Yellen's economy

Nov 3, 2014
If balances of power change in the election, the chairman of the Fed won't.

Why inflation is a central banker's goal

Oct 31, 2014
A moderate rate of inflation is evidence of a growing economy