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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

FCC Holds Hearings on Communication Failures During Sandy

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission held its first hearings into telecommunication failures during Sandy in Lower Manhattan Tuesday.

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Technology vs. Business As Usual in NYC

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Hailing cabs with an app.  Renting out rooms to visiting tourists.  Sure, it's easy, thanks to startups like Uber and Airbnb.  But is it legal? Popular tech companies run up against New York City regulations and try to find compromises.

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Money Talking: The Economics of Immigration Reform

Friday, February 01, 2013

Money Talking examines how immigration reform would affect wages and benefits, consumer spending, entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security and the economy as a whole.

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New Tech City: 3D-Printed Guns and Violent Video Games

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A non-profit in Texas called Defense Distributed is working to perfect its design for a so-called "Wiki Weapon."

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Money Talking: Does Davos Matter?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Political leaders, CEO and even a few celebrities are rubbing elbows and discussing the world’s biggest political and economic challenges in Davos, Switzerland. Why should we care?

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Class is In for Cornell NYC Tech

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The inaugural class of graduate students for CornellNYC Tech started school Monday in temporary rooms in the Google building Google in Chelsea.

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New Tech City: Online Education and Paying for College

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The credit rating agency Moody's revised its outlook for the whole U.S. higher education sector from "stable" to "negative" in a report released last week.

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WNYC Goes Back to School, This Time Online

Monday, January 21, 2013

The word "MOOC" is everywhere you turn in the world of higher education these days. Here. And here. And here, here and here.

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Money Talking: Foreclosure Settlements

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today is the deadline to submit claims for a piece of the $25 billion mortgage settlement state attorneys general reached with the five largest mortgage servicers in February 2012. 

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Surviving the Self-Publishing World

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Digital Book World Conference kicks off Tuesday in Midtown Manhattan. Organizers bill the event as the most important gathering for publishing professionals when it comes to e-books and self-publishing.

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Money Talking: The Looming 'Triple Fiscal Fiasco'

Friday, January 11, 2013

Congress narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff, but now lawmakers face a three-pronged problem that some in Washington say makes the fiscal cliff look like a cakewalk. 

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New Tech City: The Future of Libraries

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Despite the growth of e-readers and digital technology, New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries than ever.

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Banks Settle For Billions Of Dollars in Mortgage Claims

Monday, January 07, 2013

Ten major banks and mortgage companies are settling with federal regulators over accusations they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners.

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Money Talking: Will the Fiscal Cliff Deal Spur Companies to Spend and Hire?

Friday, January 04, 2013

For years, we've heard that the markets hate uncertainty. Well, this week, we got some certainty. On Money Talking, Rana Foroohar and Joe Nocera weigh on whether the fiscal cliff deal will spur companies to start spending money and hiring.

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New Tech City: How Digital Tech Will Change Our Lives in 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

This week on New Tech City, Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Douglas Rushkoff about how media and the digital age will change the way we live and think in 2013.

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Ten: The Magic Number Behind Budget Planning Cycles

Friday, December 28, 2012

The notion of the ten year budget and fiscal cycle is actually a rather common one -- but why? It takes ten years, apparently, to shoot for big overhauls in the budget. Tax structures get a hard look and potential revision every ten years, even those pesky Bush tax cuts that are up for renewal have a ten year expiration date. But why ten?  Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and its co-producer WNYC says, it's a pretty arbitrary time frame.

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Money Talking: Trends in Philanthropic Giving

Friday, December 28, 2012

Philanthropic giving tends to peak in December as big and small donors alike squeeze their donations in before the end-of-year tax deadline. 

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The Effect of Touchscreens and Social Media on Kids, Plus 3D Printing

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Americans have purchased millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts are showing up under Christmas trees this morning.

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Future of the New York Stock Exchange May Hinge on Its Past

Friday, December 21, 2012

The New York Stock Exchange is more than just a place where stocks are bought and sold: it’s the symbol of American capitalism. 

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Money Talking: Socially Responsible Investing After Newtown

Friday, December 21, 2012

A week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the mass shooting continues to have a ripple effect in the conversation around guns, even in the financial community. 

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