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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

How the Case Against BNP Paribas was Pieced Together

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

BNP Paribas will pay a record $8.9 billion fine. That's big news — but just how the case against the bank was pieced together is even more fascinating.

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Congressional Fights Against "Crony Capitalism"

Friday, June 27, 2014

Why the little known Export-Import Bank is under such scrutiny by Congress. Is it an example of crony capitalism?

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U.S. Economy Shrinks 2.9 Percent

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today, things are not looking great for the U.S. economy, which shrank 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014—the worst showing in the last five years. There may still be some hope—many reports show that the economy is expected to bounce back during the second quarter.

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How Turmoil in Iraq Could Spike Prices at the Pump

Friday, June 20, 2014

Before a new wave of unrest saw militant insurgents attacking the country's largest refinery, the country had been expected to provide the majority of growth for the region's oil industry.

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Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Workers

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.

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Can the Economy Get Out of Its Perpetual Rut?

Friday, June 13, 2014

The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is sputtering along. What will it take to get it growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency Bitcoin is doing after a bad winter. The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is stuck in a rut. Tomorrow, WNYC’s Money Talking looks at what it will take to get the economy growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency bitcoin is doing after a winter of ups and downs. Tune in to Money Talking and all the latest news tomorrow on Morning Edition on

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Businesses Flee to New Jersey with Promises of Tax Breaks

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Jersey has doled out more than $4 billion in tax breaks to businesses over the past four years to boost economic activity.

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The Future of General Motors and High-Speed Trading

Friday, June 06, 2014

An internal investigation at General Motors into a faulty ignition switch concludes that there's been an 11-year "history of failures." In releasing the report Thursday, is this CEO Mary Barra's first step in changing the culture of the "GM Nod?"

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From Tiananmen Square to China's Economic Boom

Friday, May 30, 2014

As the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, how much the meteoric rise in China's economy has to do with the Chinese government's response to those protests.

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Business Book Club: Climate Change, Buyouts & the Koch Brothers

Friday, May 23, 2014

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar with Time magazine have a discussion about the business books they're reading this Memorial Day weekend.

Charlie Herman is reading Barbarians at the ...

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Screech! Making a U-Turn on Housing Finance

Friday, May 16, 2014

The new regulator of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reverses course to stimulate the housing market and the economy.

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My Turn: Timothy Geithner's Take on the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 09, 2014

The former Treasury Secretary's forthcoming book Stress Test details his account of account of just what happened during the financial crisis.

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Why Pfizer Wants to Move to the United Kingdom

Friday, May 02, 2014

Founded 165 years ago in Brooklyn, the U.S. pharma giant wants lower taxes, and is willing to become a British company to get them.

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Warren Buffett Punts On Coke's Compensation Plan

Friday, April 25, 2014

The business world took note this week when Buffett abstained from voting against a pay package for Coke executives he'd previously called "excessive."

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Recalled Cars and Rigged Stock Markets

Friday, April 04, 2014

Why did it take GM over a decade to respond to a defect the carmaker has linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents? And has high-frequency trading rigged the stock market? Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time discuss.

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Why Squeezing the Oligarchs Won't Work

Friday, March 28, 2014

As President Obama tightens the screws on wealthy Russians, they might have to chose between their love for the motherland land or their pocketbooks.    

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The Rich Fight Back!

Friday, March 21, 2014

The 1 percent pushes back against the rise of populism.

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Will Getting A Mortgage Get More Expensive?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Congress moves to get the government out of the mortgage business.

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It's the Economy: The Roots of the Crisis in Ukraine

Friday, March 07, 2014

In Ukraine, what started as an economic crisis has turned political. What will it take to resolve the stalemate?

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Pensions. Be Afraid.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The looming crisis is getting closer — and it’s keeping elected officials like Chris Christie up at night. Here’s how cities and states are finding billions to fix the problem.

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