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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Money Talking: Former FDIC Chairman Bair on Financial Regulation

Friday, February 22, 2013

President Obama did not mention Wall Street or financial regulation during his State of the Union address, so what does that mean for banking regulation during the president's second term?

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Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman, regular contributor Joe Nocera and guest Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the FDIC, tell us what they're reading this weekend.  

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One Year Later: How the $25B Bank Settlement is Helping Consumers

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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It's been one year since five of the nation's biggest banks reached a $25 billion settlement with state attorneys general across the country over charges that the banks used faulty practices to foreclosure on hundreds of thousands of homeowners. 

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New Tech City: What Is Augmented Reality? And Vine?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Imagine blending the real world with computer generated images: glasses or contact lens that are actually computer screens displaying images before our eyes.  Has the future of augmented reality arrived? 

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Money Talking: What Should the Minimum Wage Be?

Friday, February 15, 2013

President Obama wants the minimum wage to increase from $7.25 to $9 an hour. Too much?  Too little?  What's the right wage?

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New Tech City: Internet Troll or Freedom Fighter?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Internet troll Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) is facing up to 10 years in federal prison for breaching AT&T's servers.  On this week's New Tech City he explains why he believes his actions helped consumers and upheld American democratic ideals.

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Money Talking: Will Manufacturing Rescue the Economy?

Friday, February 08, 2013

The rising cost of labor in China, high-tech robots, and even 3D printing are bringing manufacturing operations back to the United States. But will it guarantee more jobs for American workers?

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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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