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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Bitcoin’s Young and Wild Days May Be Coming to An End

Friday, January 09, 2015

Digital currencies have had little to no regulation. And that’s about to end.

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How to Be Less Distracted in 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Technology and a demanding world have brought us to the edge of sanity. Distractions extend in every direction. But not anymore. Bring it on 2015!

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Is it Time to Revise Congressional Math?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The 114th Congress is in session for the first time today, and one of their first orders of business is to revise the way tax laws are evaluated.

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What's in Store for Business in 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

The U.S. economic recovery was a global bright spot last year, as Europe, China and the oil states all experienced setbacks and slowdowns. So what stories will shape 2015?

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Hundreds Gather at Wake for Slain Officer

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mourners lined up outside the church a full hour before the service began.

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U.S. Economy Boasts Best Growth in 11 Years

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that the American economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years during the third quarter.

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Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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Telling Co-Workers: "Get Off My Back"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If you're feeling like your colleagues are conspiring to waste as much of your time as possible, well, now it's time to strike back!

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A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.

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Economic Forecast Is Bright, But Not for All

Friday, December 05, 2014

New job numbers for November are promising. The catch: we were in a really deep hole. To reach pre-recession numbers, more people still need to get hired and see their wages go up.

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Clicking Your Way Through the Grocery Aisle

Friday, December 05, 2014

Lugging groceries around New York is tough. The weather's bad. The bags break. It's a grind. Fresh Direct pioneered home delivery, and now Amazon and Google want a piece of the action.

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Keeping Those Good Vacation Vibes, the Answer Isn't in Your Inbox

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Too many vacations end in a tidal wave of anxiety once you're back at work. Trying to catch up, paging through your inbox it's enough to stop vacationing altogether. Yeah right! 

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Forget Capitalism -- Long Live Monopolies!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Think capitalism and competition go hand in hand? Fuggedaboutit. Competition is for suckers who don't want to make any money. Real innovators build monopolies and never look back.  

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Best Business Books for 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

From hotshot, high-frequency traders to a serial entrepreneur criticizing capitalism, this year's best business reads are all about thinking differently. 

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Congress' Unfinished Business: Terrorism Insurance

Friday, November 21, 2014

Real estate and insurance companies worry the lame-duck Congress will fail to re-authorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it expires on December 31.

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When That Dirty Rotten Performance Review Is...Right

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We all want feedback, but when it's a deluge of negativity, that doesn't mean your boss is an idiot. Take a moment. Breathe. And find the coaching hidden in the criticism.

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Obama and the Future of the Internet

Friday, November 14, 2014

The president is siding with Silicon Valley and angering cable operators with his plan for preventing preferential Internet pricing and eliminating fast and slow lanes online.

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American Icons: "Migrant Mother"

Friday, November 14, 2014

Before it became the all-purpose image of hardship, Dorothea Lange’s famous portrait was just one of hundreds she shot to document poverty in the Depression.

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An Anthropologist Walks Into a Bar in Silicon Valley

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Software engineers and venture capitalists aren't the only ones interested in technology. Turns out anthropologists are finding their way to Silicon Valley, too. 

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The Keys to Success in a Tough Economy

Friday, November 07, 2014

The overall unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in October. One small business owner explains how he's had success in the face of a tough economy.

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