Anthony Hall has covered the Finance Desk for United Press International since January 2008. He presently writes a weekday finance column called "Economic Outlook," and two weekend columns for comic relief: "Don't try this at home," and "Understatement of the Week," which appear on Sundays.
Prior to UPI, Hall worked as a product reviewer for The New York Times and as a stringer for their Metro Section. He has written for several national magazines and dozens of newspapers over the years on topics ranging from business to medical ethics to entomology. He began his career as the business editor for the Ithaca Times in the early 1980s.