Charlie Herman

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This Week's Agenda: Middle East, Oil, Federal Reserve, Royal Wedding

Monday, April 25, 2011

Despite promises of reform from both the Syrian and Yemeni governments, demonstrations — and serious bloodshed — rage in both countries. NATO continues to support the rebels in Libya while some U.S. Senators call for Gadhafi's ouster. Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large of the International Herald Tribune, looks at protests throughout the Middle East and NATO's role in Libya. Middle East turmoil has also led to rising oil and gas prices in the U.S. Oil companies are set to release their earnings this week and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, looks at rising oil profits and potential price gouging investigations.


PA Fracking Spill Forces Evacuations

Friday, April 22, 2011

In the same week that marked the one year anniversary of the BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a spill of another sort was happening hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania.

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This Week's Agenda: Tornado Recovery, Obama on the Campaign Trail

Monday, April 18, 2011

The U.S. House and Senate are in recess for the next two weeks, but recess doesn't necessarily mean relaxation. With the budget crisis still looming, the break may give Congressmembers the opportunity to do some politicking as they gear up for a the next round of battles over the deficit. But while Washington is gridlocked over future budget proposals, the rest of America will receive some economic indicators this week — including a report on previously owned homes by the National Association of Realtors. And locally, North Carolina's budget may take its own hit this week after a series of powerful tornadoes swept through Raleigh this weekend.

In other political news, President Obama is back on the campaign trail and he gears up for 2012 elections. This week he'll make stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

We get a preview of the week ahead with Kai Wright, editor of the news blog, Colorlines and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio.


Foreclosures Fall in March But Threats Still Loom

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The number of homeowners falling into foreclosure fell to a three-year low in March. But don't celebrate just yet.


Previewing President Obama's Budget Speech

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

President Obama is set to deliver a much anticipated speech 1:30 p.m. at George Washington University in Washington. The speech will detail his long-term plans for reducing the nation's deficit. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent says that the president will have to prepare the public for tough decisions as he faces the debt.


This Week's Agenda: Debt Ceiling, Egypt, Economy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Last Friday night, with a government shutdown staring them right in the eyes, Congress was able to come to temporary resolution over the 2011 budget crisis. President Barack Obama will lay out the details for reducing the deficit in a speech Wednesday night. What's the next big showdown in Washington? Raising the debt ceiling. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, sees the debt debate as "bigger and more troublesome" than what just transpired over the budget.


What Happens If There's A Shutdown

Thursday, April 07, 2011

As the budget deadline draws near, many citizens and businesses are wondering what will happen if Congress fails to agree on a budget before Friday at midnight. Paul Kane congressional reporter for The Washington Post, and Charlie Herman WNYC's business and economics editor, outline what actually happens if the Federal government shuts down, which workers would get paid, and how it would affect everyone else.

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This Week's Agenda: Budget, Election 2012, Middle East

Monday, April 04, 2011

Congress continues to battle over the nation's budget. Could the government be headed for a shutdown? Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, and Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH, look ahead to the week in news.


Economy: 230,000 Jobs Added in March

Friday, April 01, 2011

Private employers, the backbone of the economy, drove nearly all of the gains last month, adding 230,000 new jobs. This comes on top of the 240,000 added in February and was the first time private hiring topped 200,000 in back-to-back months since 2006. There was good news about unemployment numbers too, as the unemployment rate dipped from 8.9 percent in February to 8.8 percent in March. The rate has fallen a full percentage point over the last four months, the sharpest drop since 1983. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, analyzes the news.


This Week's Agenda: Libya, Middle East, Unemployment

Monday, March 28, 2011

With support from coalition forces in the air, Libyan rebel forces have been able to recapture recent losses and are pushing towards Col. Moammar Gadhafi's strongholds. However, the U.S. is committed to passing responsibility on and Defense Secretary Robert Gates told NBC's "Meet the Press," "beginning this week or within the next week or so, we will begin to diminish the commitment of resources that we have committed to this." Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large of the International Herald Tribune, looks at how the impact of a U.S. drawdown could impact the situation in Libya.


Fiscal Emergency Declared in Nassau County

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wages for county employees will be frozen in Nassau County after a state oversight board declared a fiscal emergency in the wealthy Long Island community.


Nassau County Mulls Declaring a Fiscal Emergency

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The state oversight board that took control Nassau County's finances could decide Thursday to declare a fiscal emergency in the county and freeze public employee salaries.


High Prices, Part 2

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Charlie Herman, WNYC business and economics editor, continues the discussion of inflation numbers and fields calls about where you see costs on the rise and how it may be changing your behavior.

Listeners: Where do you see prices rising? How is it changing your behavior? Call us up or tell us here!

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High Inflation?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WNYC business and economics editor Charlie Herman discusses inflation numbers and fields calls from business owners about how higher prices are affecting business.

Listeners: Are you seeing higher prices? Business owners, are higher prices affecting the way you're operating. Tell us about it!

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This Week's Agenda: Japan, Egypt, AT&T

Monday, March 21, 2011

Operation Odyssey Dawn began Saturday with coalition missiles targeting Moammar Gadhafi's tanks and air defenses. Is the United States leading this effort? Meanwhile, relief and rescue efforts continue in Japan and time is of the essence as over 12,000 people are still missing and 8,000 have been confirmed dead so far. 


Week Ahead: AT&T, Libya and Japan and Housing

Monday, March 21, 2011

With the president traveling in Latin America and Congress on recess, there's no one issue driving the economic agenda and markets this week. As a result, investors will be pay close attention to the allies' air assault in Libya as well as other developments in the Middle East and what they mean for oil production and prices.


Predicting the Chances of Another Nuclear Accident in Japan

Monday, March 14, 2011

People will bet on just about anything.


Japan Quake Aftermath | Economic Fallout

Monday, March 14, 2011

If there is no major fallout from the damaged nuclear reactors, the economic effect of Friday's earthquake and resulting tsunami is largely expected to be limited to Japan. Spending t...


This Week's Agenda: Economy, Wisconsin, Budget

Monday, March 14, 2011

The 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan Friday is certain to have an impact on the world's market. Already Japan's Nikkei average fell over 4 percent in early trading Monday morning. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, looks at how the disaster in Japan could affect the U.S.'s economy and stock market.


Week Ahead: Japan And the Global Economy

Monday, March 14, 2011

As recovery efforts continue in Japan and rescuers keep searching for the injured, dead and missing, the growing nuclear crisis has the country — and the world — on edge.  Just how successful Japan is at preventing a possible meltdown at the reactors will spell the difference between a short-term, immensely tragic event and a long-term, global disaster.