Charlie Herman

Business and Culture Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

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 ...


This Week's Agenda: Arizona's Immigration Law Goes Before the Supreme Court, Romney Continues on the Campaign Trail, & Panic Returns to the Eurozone

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against the constitutionality of SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law. The case and the Court's decision are ...

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Venture Capital Deals, Dollars Drop in NYC

Friday, April 20, 2012

Don’t look now, but venture capital financing, both dollar amount and deals, fell in the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year.


This Week's Agenda: Financial Concerns in Spain and Italy, Israel-Palestine Talks, Fragile Ceasefire in Syria, Romneys' First Interview

Monday, April 16, 2012

Discussing the news for the week ahead are Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large at The International Herald Tribune and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNY...

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This Week's Agenda: Suspects Arrested in Tulsa Shooting, Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Case, Corporate Earnings Released

Monday, April 09, 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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JOBS Act and Jersey Jobs

Friday, April 06, 2012

Charles Herman, WNYC Economics editor, and Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter, join to discuss today's jobs numbers, the local angle, and the various ways politicians are trying to create work - including the JOBS Act.

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This Week's Agenda: Primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland, and DC; JOBS Act and Jobs Numbers; GOP Finally Coalescing Around Romney?

Monday, April 02, 2012

While the GOP Presidential contenders prepare for primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., candidate Mitt Romney garners key endorsements from Senator Rob Johnson and Co...


The Big MF Global Number

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Since Halloween 2011, an estimated $1.6 billion of customer funds have gone missing from failed brokerage firm MF Global. The hunt has taken months with few results.

Tomorrow, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hosts its third hearing on the matter, and there might be a clue on where to look. Takeaway business editor Charlie Herman tells us the big number to watch for: $200 million.

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What We're Reading: Business Round-Up

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

See what business and economics editor Charlie Herman has on his morning reading list.


The Agenda: Supreme Court Hears Health Care Arguments, President Obama in South Korea, Consumer Sentiment Reports

Monday, March 26, 2012

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway look at the stories coming up in the week ahead, including the Supr...

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This Week's Agenda: GOP Primary in Illinois, Senate Takes Up Deregulation Bill, Future of US in Afghanistan

Monday, March 19, 2012

GOP Presidential candidates take the fight for the nomination to Illinois, while the Senate takes up the JOBS Act, a business de-regulation bill that SEC Chair Mary Schapiro warns would expose investors to fraud. The U.N. Security council meets to discuss the future of Afghanistan, while American officials debate the American role in the country. Finally, the Transportation Security Administration announces new regulations for elderly passengers as the owners of the Mets go to trial over money they made in the Madoff scandal.


This Week's Agenda: Primaries in the South, the GOP and Women, Major Economic Indicators, and Another Greek Bailout

Monday, March 12, 2012

While moderate Republican and independent women express their frustration with the GOP's stance on social issues like contraception, President Obama's reelection team is trying to seize the moment and court female voters for November. Meanwhile, the Republican candidates head south, where primary voters will vote in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. And while the jobs numbers looked promising last week, a number of new economic indicators will tell us much more about the economy this week, with figures on consumer spending, retail sales, and inflation. Finally, Eurozone finance ministers will decide whether Greece deserves a second bailout this week.

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High Cost Diplomas Lead to Low Wage Jobs

Friday, March 09, 2012

More and more college graduates cannot find a job in the field marked on their degree. But student loans won't wait, so many resort to working in the service industry at places like Walmart and Starbucks just to stay financially afloat. How long will this generation of college-education blue collar workers wait for the jobs they want?

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Economy Adds 227,000 Jobs, Unemployment Flat at 8.3 Percent

Friday, March 09, 2012

Credit Market Stress Indicators

The nation’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent as the U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February. Revised data also found that 60,000 more jobs were created in December and January.

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Lehman Returns: Bank Emerges from Bankruptcy 3.5 Years Later

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Lehman Brothers emerged from bankruptcy Tuesday and announced the failed bank widely credited with tipping the U.S. into recession in 2008 will start repaying creditors in April.

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