In a visit to Brooklyn Friday, President Obama will honor the innovative new education model at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, P-Tech for short. Is it the answer for preparing kids to be tomorrow's workers?
The federal government is up and running again after a last minute deal that ended the shutdown AND raised the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. For now.
Renting a room or an apartment through the popular website Airbnb is easy to do and an easy way to make extra money. And according to the state’s Attorney General, it’s also an easy way to avoid paying taxes.
John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discusses the latest on the fight in Washington over the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. NPR Congressional correspondent Tamara Keith also checks in from Washington, and WNYC's Business and Economics Editor, Charlie Herman, explains what the political uncertainty means for the markets.
The federal government could default on its debt if it does not increase the amount of money it can borrow by October 17.
The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?
Scientists at the recently opened New York Genome Center eventually want to screen every child in New York State. But if doctors found that your child had a genetic disorder, would you want to know?
Charlie Herman, WNYC business and economics editor, talks about where the effects of the federal government shutdown will be felt in this area. Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 if you have seen the effects already.
JPMorgan is reportedly in discussions to settle scores of government investigations with a settlement estimated at $11 billion.
That didn’t take long.
October 1 is a watershed moment for Obamacare because that's the day people can start signing up health insurance, online, through public exchanges. But against this backdrop, there are also signs of a sea change in how private employers will offer health insurance.
Craig Nevill-Manning is Google's chief engineer in New York City. In fact, saying he built the company's software engineering department in the city from scratch is no exaggeration.
Larry Summers announced he was withdrawing his name from consideration to lead the Federal Reserve after weeks of heavy opposition by Republicans and three Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee. Charlie Herman, Business and economics editor for WNYC Radio, and Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent join The Takeaway to discuss who might be next in line.
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Two new documentaries—“Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” and “Hank: Five Years from the Brink"—look at the financial meltdown five years later. Do they tell the truth? And are they any good? We've got two perspectives. One, from WNYC’s economics editor, Charlie Herman. The other, from Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer.
Five years ago Sunday, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and set off the financial crisis that threatened the entire global financial system and plunged the nation further into recession, one it's still recovering from today.
This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report, which shows the economy added 169,000 jobs last month. In addition to adding jobs, the unemployment rate dipped, though only to 7.3 percent. WNYC's Business and Economic Editor, Charlie Herman, joins The Takeaway to explain what these numbers mean and how the Fed might react.
The debate in Congress this week over whether to give President Obama authorization to take military action in Syria crowded out talk of economic issues like funding the government, raising the debt limit, picking a new boss at Federal Reserve and immigration reform.
Research scientists looking to turn discoveries in their labs into businesses will soon have a new space to do just that in New York City.