Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

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.


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 economic...

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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.


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.


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.


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 Ya...

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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).


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...

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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 rece...

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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 ...

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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 Go...

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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 ...

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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 cr...

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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, includin...

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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 ...