Heesun Wee is a features reporter and editor for CNBC.com, where she covers a broad range of topics including entrepreneurship, manufacturing, emerging markets and the North Korean economy.
She previously worked for Yahoo!, Bloomberg and Businessweek.com as a reporter and multimedia producer.
Wee also was a documentary media student at The New School, USC Knight Digital Media Center fellow and graduate of the Asian American Journalists Association's Executive Leadership Program.
While tourists are cheering lower lobster prices this summer, east Maine residents are worried about the decline in fish diversity and small businesses in the region.
There’s ongoing concern about potential health risks associated with natural gas fracking. More communities are publicly opposing the drilling activity, while the industry maintains the technology augers needed energy and manufacturing jobs.
Faced with more service members returning without limbs from Iraq and Afghanistan, scientists, the government and private-sector companies are using new materials, tools and techniques to create sophisticated prostheses for amputees.
Global competition has decimated U.S. manufacturing. But writing off Detroit and other rust towns is premature. Community leaders are proving sturdy American plants that once made cars and auto parts can be repurposed for vibrant, second lives.