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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Financial 411: Shifting Gears at GM, and Trouble for a Slice of Brooklyn History

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Change comes to two businesses: The executive who steered General Motors out of bankruptcy is stepping down, and a Brooklyn pizzeria some say is the best in the city faces eviction. It's WNYC's Financial 411 -- our take on the economic news of the day.

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Foreclosures Rise In July But Down from Last Year

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The number of homeowners receiving a notice of foreclosure increased nearly 4 percent from June to July according to the online foreclosure tracking company RealtyTrac. One in every 397 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing last month. “Filings” covers default notices, home auctions and bank repossessions.

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Financial 411: Stress in the Workplace

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How do you explain the behavior of Steven Slater, the ticked off JetBlue flight attendant who literally slid off the job on Monday at Kennedy Airport?

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Financial 411: Fed to Continue Economic Stimulus

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Federal Reserve took action Tuesday, in an attempt to keep the economic recovery from slowing down any further.

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Financial 411: Cultural Institutions in a Struggling Economy

Monday, August 09, 2010

The American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan can't pay its debts, and is struggling to survive. It's one of many cultural institutions facing challenges in a tough economy when it comes to getting access to credit.

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U.S. Employers Cut More Jobs Than Expected in July

Friday, August 06, 2010

The nation’s payrolls shrunk by 131,000 jobs last month. That's another troubling sign that the recent economic recovery could be stalling.

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Employers Cut More Jobs Than Expected in July

Friday, August 06, 2010

Employers cut more jobs than expected in July as the government reported that the nation’s payrolls shrunk by 131,000 jobs. That's another troubling sign that the recent economic recovery could be stalling.

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Financial 411: Barnes & Noble and the Future of Bookselling

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New York-based Barnes & Noble is up for sale.

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Financial 411: Automakers Sales Rise Modestly

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Many automakers reported slight increases in U.S. vehicle sales last month. Is it a sign that consumers actually are willing to spend more despite continued worries about the economy?

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Financial 411: Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner Visits NYC

Monday, August 02, 2010

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was in New York City on Monday. He met with Mayor Bloomberg, and had lunch with a group of finance, retail, real estate and media executives.

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GDP Pulse Check

Monday, August 02, 2010

Diane Brady, senior writer at Business Week, and WNYC's business and economics editor Charlie Herman talk about the latest gross domestic product numbers and what they mean for the economy.

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Agenda: Slowing Economy, BP's Dispersants, and Obama's Birthday

Monday, August 02, 2010

We look ahead this week to birthdays, oil in the Gulf and unemployment numbers. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama turns 49; former White House correspondent Helen Thomas turns 90 on the same day. Besides birthdays, there will hopefully be another cause for celebration down on the Gulf coast: BP may have found a way to permanently seal the well that has gushed roughly 184 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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What's Next for Financial Reform?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

As a final Senate vote nears, contributor to Slate.com's Big Money Heidi Moore and WNYC business and economics editor Charlie Herman talk about the future of financial reform.

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Back to School: New York City Restaurants Receive Letter Grades for Sanitary Conditions

Monday, July 12, 2010

Starting later this month, color-coded grades based on restaurant food-safety conditions will begin appearing in prominent locations to the entrances of New York City’s nearly 24,000 eating establishments.

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The Agenda: Unfinished Business in Washington, State of the Economy

Monday, July 12, 2010

On Capitol Hill this week, Democratic lawmakers will make a last-ditch attempt to get the financial regulations bill passed before heading into mid-term elections. Democratic Senators are also struggling to extend unemployment benefits to the nation's jobless, but have yet to secure enough votes to avoid a Republican filibuster. And while the Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, it is likely Republicans will delay Tuesday's vote until next week.

Outside the beltway, this week marks the start of earnings season. Investors and economics will be watching closely to see if the economy is on the road to recovery or headed for a double-dip recession.

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Back to School: New York City Restaurants Receive Letter Grades for Sanitary Conditions

Monday, July 12, 2010

Starting later this month, color-coded grades based on restaurant food-safety conditions will begin appearing in prominent locations to the entrances of New York City’s nearly 24,000 eating establishments.

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Restaurant Grades: 'A' Grade

Monday, July 12, 2010

In school we learned that an 'A' was awarded for a score between 90-100 points, a 'B' for 80-89 points and a 'C' for 70 to 79. That’s not how the New York City’s new health inspection restaurant grading program will work.

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Restaurant Grades: 'B' Grade

Monday, July 12, 2010

As the new food inspection program rolls out later this month, if a restaurant receives more than 14 points, it will not receive a grade at that time. Instead, the restaurant will be re-inspected at least a week after the first inspection. During that time, the Health Department hopes restaurants will fix any violations before a second, different inspector makes an announced visit to conduct another survey.

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Restaurant Grades: 'C' Grade

Monday, July 12, 2010

The dreaded 'C.' It is the "Scarlet Letter" of restaurant grades. With only three possible grades, the 'C' is the lowest mark a restaurant can receive.

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Restaurant Grades: Pending Grade

Monday, July 12, 2010

A restaurant that receives a 'B' or 'C' on its second inspection can opt to post a 'Grade Pending' card in the window while it waits for a hearing before an Administrative Tribunal at the Health Department.

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