Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

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).


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.


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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This Week's Agenda: NATO Summit, G8 Conference, Rajat Gupta Trial, NAACP's Gay Marriage Endorsement

Monday, May 21, 2012

The NATO Summit spurs protests in Chicago all week, while European leaders continue talks that began at the G-8 conference over the weekend. The insider trading case against former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta begins this week in New York, as the Senate Banking Committee starts a round of Dodd-Frank hearings. Also, just a few weeks after President Obama declared his support for gay marriage, the NAACP followed suit. The impact on African-American voters remains to be seen. Molly Ball, staff writer covering politics for The Atlantic, and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, explain the stories of the week. 

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This Week's Agenda: Hollande, Merkel, and Gay Marriage

Monday, May 14, 2012

On the agenda this week: France's new president Francois Hollande travels to see German Chancellor Angela Merkel within hours of being sworn in. And both leaders travel to Camp David at the end of the week for a G8 meeting. Also, gas prices are down, and JP Morgan executives are leaving —will the campaigns continue to discuss gay marriage, or will the focus turn back to the economy?

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How Do We Measure Economic Change?

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

It's a fact: Our workforce is shrinking. And as it shrinks, the unemployment rate is also shrinking. Critics of President Obama have been quick to say the president hasn't actually created jobs — the falling unemployment rate just means fewer people are trying to find work. If the job growth is an unreliable figure, and the unemployment rate is an unreliable figure, how do we measure economic change?

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This Week's Agenda: George Zimmerman Arraignment and Facebook IPO Buzz

Monday, May 07, 2012

Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC and Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH, explore the stories for the week ahead, including George Zimmerman's arraignment in court, the John Edwards trial, and Facebook's campaign to justify the company's projected IPO.

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The Agenda: Osama bin Laden, May Day Protest, April Jobs Report

Monday, April 30, 2012

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Meanwhile, the release of the April jobs report on Friday will provide an important picture of the status of the recovery. Christine Fair, professor at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio look at what's in store for the week.


This Week's Agenda: Arizona's Immigration Law Goes Before the Supreme Court, Romney Continues on the Campaign Trail, & Panic Returns to the Eurozone

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against the constitutionality of SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law. The case and the Court's decision are sure to play a roll in this year's elections. Mitt Romney has all but wrapped up the GOP nomination. But with five primaries in Romney-friendly territory in the Northeast, why is the presumptive nominee still campaigning so hard in primary states? And panic returns to the Eurozone, with renewed fear over Spain and Italy. This weekend's first round of presidential elections in France only further clouds the Eurozone's future. To talk about these issues and more, we're joined by Takeaway and WNYC Economics Editor Charlie Herman, and Molly Ball, Staff Writer for The Atlantic.

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Venture Capital Deals, Dollars Drop in NYC

Friday, April 20, 2012

Don’t look now, but venture capital financing, both dollar amount and deals, fell in the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year.


This Week's Agenda: Financial Concerns in Spain and Italy, Israel-Palestine Talks, Fragile Ceasefire in Syria, Romneys' First Interview

Monday, April 16, 2012

Discussing the news for the week ahead are Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large at The International Herald Tribune and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, discuss the news for the week ahead, including the end of a ceasefire in Syria, Israeli-Palestine talks, rising Eurozone borrowing costs, and the Romneys' interview with Diane Sawyer.

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This Week's Agenda: Suspects Arrested in Tulsa Shooting, Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Case, Corporate Earnings Released

Monday, April 09, 2012

Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC and Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH, explore the stories for the week ahead, including the shootings in Tulsa, Trayvon Martin developments, jury selection for John Edwards trial, and inflation reports.

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JOBS Act and Jersey Jobs

Friday, April 06, 2012

Charles Herman, WNYC Economics editor, and Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter, join to discuss today's jobs numbers, the local angle, and the various ways politicians are trying to create work - including the JOBS Act.

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This Week's Agenda: Primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland, and DC; JOBS Act and Jobs Numbers; GOP Finally Coalescing Around Romney?

Monday, April 02, 2012

While the GOP Presidential contenders prepare for primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., candidate Mitt Romney garners key endorsements from Senator Rob Johnson and Congressman Paul Ryan. Is the Republican Party finally coalescing around their presumptive nominee? Back in Washington, President Obama is set to sign the STOCK Act and the JOBS Act on Monday, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics prepares to release job numbers for March on Friday. What does this mean for the future of the economy? Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC and Molly Ball, staff writer covering national politics for The Atlantic, explore the stories for the week ahead.


The Big MF Global Number

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Since Halloween 2011, an estimated $1.6 billion of customer funds have gone missing from failed brokerage firm MF Global. The hunt has taken months with few results.

Tomorrow, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hosts its third hearing on the matter, and there might be a clue on where to look. Takeaway business editor Charlie Herman tells us the big number to watch for: $200 million.

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