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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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Charlie Herman appears in the following:

How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 

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Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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How to Tame Your Email and To-Do List

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bogged down in email? Can’t seem to get anything done at work? Advice for solving your workplace woes. 

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Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 

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Bloomberg Retakes Helm as Namesake Company Faces Challenges

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The former mayor is returning to lead his namesake financial media company.

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How to Fix Our Broken Retirement System

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pensions have all but disappeared and 401ks and Social Security aren't cutting it. It's time to start rethinking retirement in America. 

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What Counts as Affordable Housing?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Settling on a definition can be as hard as finding an affordable apartment.

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Will Newspapers Survive On Their Own?

Friday, August 15, 2014

The recent flurry of spinning-off newspapers to be stand alone companies and what it means for the future of the news and the news business.

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Summer Smackdown: Murdoch, Wall Street Banks and Tax Inversions

Friday, August 08, 2014

Fox's Rupert Murdoch gives up on his bid for Time Warner. Wall Street banks get dissed by regulators. And Walgreens decides, its not a Swiss company after all.

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The Rent is Too Damned High...In San Francisco

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

New York City ranks sixth in highest median rent.

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The Development Formerly Known as Atlantic Yards

Monday, August 04, 2014

The controversial project shall be known henceforth as "Pacific Park."

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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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