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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Money Talking: Big Money in Schools

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer’s coming to an end and that means it’s back to the classroom for millions of students around the country.

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The Agenda: VPs and Back to School

Monday, August 20, 2012

Maggie Haberman and Charlie Herman preview the week's top stories in the Agenda. Topics include Paul Ryan's first week as the vice presidential nominee, the upcoming conventions and back to school economics.

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Money Talking: How Safe Are Money Market Funds?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Investors have been flocking to money market funds for decades, and today their total value stands at $2.5 trillion. Businesses, non-profits, government and individuals seem to think they're a sound investment, but how safe are they?

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Friday Follow: Olympics, Romney's Trip Abroad, and New Job Numbers

Friday, August 03, 2012

This week's Follow Friday includes a look back at the first week of the 2012 London Olympics, the responses to Romney's recent trip to Israel, the financial firm trading glitch, and the July job numbers. 

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Money Talking: Is the Stock Market Broken?

Friday, August 03, 2012

This week a technical glitch in electronic trading sent the stocks of nearly 150 companies, like Bank of America and GE, on a wild ride.  

It was the latest in a string of stock market snafus, including NASDAQ's botched Facebook IPO in May and the "flash crash" of 2010 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points only to recover minutes later.

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Romney or Obama? The Stock Market Might Have the Answer

Friday, August 03, 2012

There’s a lot of hand wringing going on over the stability of financial markets after a wild morning of trading this week. 

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Finding the Intersection of Politics and the Stock Market

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

There is an 82 percent accuracy rate when the S&P stocks rise in an election year, the incumbent President wins, and if prices fall he will lose. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC, joins the show to discuss how market numbers seem to influence voters.

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The Agenda: The Federal Reserve, Jobs Report and Romney in Israel

Monday, July 30, 2012

On our Agenda for the week: Mitt Romney's international tour, the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank meet, and the monthly unemployment report is released.

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The Agenda: Campaigning Amid Crisis, Mitt Romney Abroad, New GDP Figures, and Geithner Testimony

Monday, July 23, 2012

Both campaigns responded to the Colorado shooting by pulling their ads in the state which could mean a week of toned-down campaigning. But then again, it might not.

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The True Cost of the Olympics

Friday, July 20, 2012

Even though the original estimate for the cost of the London Olympics was $6.5 billion, this week it was announced the cost will be over 100 percent more at $13 billion.

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This Week's Agenda: Second Quarter Earnings Reports, Republicans Continue to Plan ACA Repeal, and It's Hot Out

Monday, July 09, 2012

Public companies are releasing their second quarter earnings reports this week. They're a key indicator of how the economy is doing. Meanwhile, Republicans are stilling planning their strategy for repealing Obamacare.

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Follow Friday: Employment Report and the Higgs Boson Particle

Friday, July 06, 2012

Friday on The Takeaway means a chance to look back at this week’s big stories. Talking about the new employment numbers, Anderson Cooper, the Higgs Boson particle and more are Jeff Yang, Charlie Herman, and Lisa Randall.

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Money Talking: Future of Health Care Costs After Supreme Court Upholds Law

Friday, June 29, 2012

The long wait is over.  The Supreme has ruled.  The health care law stands (mostly).

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The Agenda: Presidential Campaigns, the Healthcare Decision, and the Future of the Eurozone

Monday, June 25, 2012

As the end of June approaches, The Takeaway looks at how the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns faired this month, and moreover, what July could have in store — especially as the Supreme Court is set to rule on Healthcare this week.

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Money Talking: How Pro-Business Is Today's Supreme Court?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Next week, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, which attempts to reorganize one fifth of the U.S. economy.

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Unknown Unknowns and the European Economic Crisis

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Every day, there’s another story that says THIS is the event that what will determine if the single currency experiment that is the euro survives: the Greek parliamentary election; the French presidential election; a bailout of Spain’s banking sector; the interest rates on Spain’s 10-year bond; the second parliamentary election in Greece.

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This Week's Agenda: Greek Elections, a Federal Reserve Meeting, and the Campaigns

Monday, June 18, 2012

This week on the agenda: Greek election fallout, a federal reserve meeting, ongoing presidential campaigning, and the Vagina Monologues.

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The Agenda: Greece's Elections, Obama's Gaffe, and the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate

Monday, June 11, 2012

Greek elections next Sunday and last Saturday's euro zone agreement to bail out Spain’s banks are likely to drive markets this week, and the Romney campaign has seized on Obama's recent gaffe about the private economy to paint the president as out of touch with the realities of the economy.

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Positive Economic Indicators: Found a Job?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Have you found a new job? Charlie Herman, WNYC business editor, reports that New York City added more jobs in the last four months than it had since the 1950s. Call in or post here with your positive economic indicators.

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Banking Booms — and Busts — Through History

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Whether it's JPMorgan's multi-billion dollar trading loss or shareholders rejecting the pay package of Citigroup's CEO debates about banks regularly dominate headlines. A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York about the history of banking in America shows, it's been this way since the founding of the Republic.

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