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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman is the Business and Economics Editor for WNYC News and the national morning news program, The Takeaway. He regularly reports on local and national business stories at the station.  Charlie hosts WNYC's weekly finance segment, Money Talking and edits and produces the weekly tech segment New Tech City. Charlie joined the station in April 2010.

Prior to coming to WNYC, Charlie worked at ABC News for nearly 16 years. For more than five years, he oversaw the Business News Unit during the financial meltdown and recession. Prior to this position, he was the Deputy Bureau Chief in the Los Angeles Bureau overseeing news coverage for the western region of the U.S.

Before that, he was the Miami Bureau Producer from 2001 to 2003 where he covered events in Florida, the southern United States and in Latin America in countries such as Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela. 

In 2003, Charlie helped set up ABC News’ operations in Baghdad. He began his career at ABC News in the Washington Bureau in 1994.

During his time at ABC News, Charlie won a Business Emmy for a series of stories for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings entitled “The Broken Pension Promise,” and shared an Alfred I. DuPont and a Peabody Award with the news division for coverage of September 11, 2001.

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Explaining Today's "Bounce-Back" GDP Report

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

After the U.S. economy shrank in the 1st quarter, today's report shows 4% expansion -- but with some important caveats and revisions. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC News, breaks down the numbers and what to expect from the many other economic indicators out this week.

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Will Turmoil Abroad Affect U.S. Economic Growth?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Upheaval as far away as the Gaza Strip and eastern Ukraine may hurt America's fragile economy. Plus, why many U.S. corporations are rushing to incorporate abroad.

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Why Rupert Murdoch Wants Time Warner

Friday, July 18, 2014

And why, though Time Warner rejected his $80 billion offer, he might not take "no" for an answer.

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What to Do With CEOs Behaving Badly?

Friday, July 11, 2014

After being ousted from the T-shirt-making retailer, American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney wants back in. Is this a template for other CEOs, or is Charney just the Kim Kardashian of the business world?

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Coming Attractions: Future Innovations to Spur Economic Growth

Friday, July 04, 2014

From the "Internet of Things" to drone deliveries to cell phone batteries that lasts longer.

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How the Case Against BNP Paribas was Pieced Together

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

BNP Paribas will pay a record $8.9 billion fine. That's big news — but just how the case against the bank was pieced together is even more fascinating.

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Congressional Fights Against "Crony Capitalism"

Friday, June 27, 2014

Why the little known Export-Import Bank is under such scrutiny by Congress. Is it an example of crony capitalism?

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U.S. Economy Shrinks 2.9 Percent

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today, things are not looking great for the U.S. economy, which shrank 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014—the worst showing in the last five years. There may still be some hope—many reports show that the economy is expected to bounce back during the second quarter.

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How Turmoil in Iraq Could Spike Prices at the Pump

Friday, June 20, 2014

Before a new wave of unrest saw militant insurgents attacking the country's largest refinery, the country had been expected to provide the majority of growth for the region's oil industry.

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Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Workers

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.

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Can the Economy Get Out of Its Perpetual Rut?

Friday, June 13, 2014

The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is sputtering along. What will it take to get it growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency Bitcoin is doing after a bad winter. The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is stuck in a rut. Tomorrow, WNYC’s Money Talking looks at what it will take to get the economy growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency bitcoin is doing after a winter of ups and downs. Tune in to Money Talking and all the latest news tomorrow on Morning Edition on

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Businesses Flee to New Jersey with Promises of Tax Breaks

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Jersey has doled out more than $4 billion in tax breaks to businesses over the past four years to boost economic activity.

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The Future of General Motors and High-Speed Trading

Friday, June 06, 2014

An internal investigation at General Motors into a faulty ignition switch concludes that there's been an 11-year "history of failures." In releasing the report Thursday, is this CEO Mary Barra's first step in changing the culture of the "GM Nod?"

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From Tiananmen Square to China's Economic Boom

Friday, May 30, 2014

As the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, how much the meteoric rise in China's economy has to do with the Chinese government's response to those protests.

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Business Book Club: Climate Change, Buyouts & the Koch Brothers

Friday, May 23, 2014

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar with Time magazine have a discussion about the business books they're reading this Memorial Day weekend.

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Screech! Making a U-Turn on Housing Finance

Friday, May 16, 2014

The new regulator of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reverses course to stimulate the housing market and the economy.

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My Turn: Timothy Geithner's Take on the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 09, 2014

The former Treasury Secretary's forthcoming book Stress Test details his account of account of just what happened during the financial crisis.

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Why Pfizer Wants to Move to the United Kingdom

Friday, May 02, 2014

Founded 165 years ago in Brooklyn, the U.S. pharma giant wants lower taxes, and is willing to become a British company to get them.

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Warren Buffett Punts On Coke's Compensation Plan

Friday, April 25, 2014

The business world took note this week when Buffett abstained from voting against a pay package for Coke executives he'd previously called "excessive."

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Recalled Cars and Rigged Stock Markets

Friday, April 04, 2014

Why did it take GM over a decade to respond to a defect the carmaker has linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents? And has high-frequency trading rigged the stock market? Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time discuss.

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