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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

The Messy, Valuable World of Bitcoin

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today the New York Department of Financial Services begins its first of two days of hearings on digital currencies like Bitcoin. Charlie Herman, economics editor for WNYC, discusses how today's hearings could change our understanding of virtual currency. While Bitcoin may be on the rise, the currencies in emerging markets are on the decline. Gillian Tett, assistant managing editor and columnist at The Financial Times, predicted the early months of 2014 would bring this sort of turbulence.

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Answers to Questions about Bitcoin, Even Some You Didn't Even Know You Wanted Ask

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bitcoin. It's the latest tech "disruption" because if it's successful it could upend banks, Wall Street and good-old, cold-hard cash. But if it's not all about the Benjamins, then what's it all about?

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As Bitcoin Takes Off, Regulators Want In

Friday, January 24, 2014

It isn't traded on the New York Stock Exchange — not yet, at least — but it does have a brand new "center" just down the street. It's not backed by any government, but its growing popularity is prompting regulators to step in and ask if they should turn on the lights and pull back the punch bowl. It's the virtual currency "bitcoin," and it's coming to a digital wallet near you.

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NSA, Davos and Target? It’s All About Your Data

Friday, January 17, 2014

The President announces new guidelines for NSA surveillance. Tech CEOs prepare gather with other business and world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. And Target tries to soothe customers’ fears after hackers obtain millions of credit and debit card accounts. What's the connection?  It’s all about our personal data. On Money Talking, why everyone – governments, companies, and hackers – want it: Privacy, people and the bottom line.

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Net Neutrality Blocked: What It Could Mean For You

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tech entrepreneurs say a federal court ruling will have a profound and negative impact on the Internet. "You may find that your Internet service provider is functioning more like a cable company," says On The Media's Brooke Gladstone.

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Helping Ordinary Americans Focus Of Fed Under Janet Yellen

Friday, January 10, 2014

Janet Yellen will be the first woman to head the the Federal Reserve when she takes over at the end of January.  How much will the world's most powerful central bank change under her leadership?

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The Deep History of De Blasio & the Clintons

Monday, December 30, 2013

It's a chance for de Blasio to move away from his reputation as a "wild-eyed socialist," says the Atlantic's Molly Ball.

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New Year's Warning: Housing Recovery Threatened As Tax Break Lapses

Monday, December 30, 2013

A tax break enacted at the start of the financial crisis to help Americans whose home values have dropped sharply comes to an end tomorrow because Congress didn't extend it.

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With No Review, New Skyscrapers Darken Central Park

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The tall buildings rising up along 57th Street are going through without public review or environmental input—and will soon cast long shadows over some of the park’s most popular spots.

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Minimum Wage Changes

Monday, December 23, 2013

Minimum wages are going up by nearly a dollar in New York and New Jersey on January 1. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC News, reviews the details and explains who's exempt and who's eligible for a higher "living wage.”

 

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Minimum Wage Is Going Up & Wall Street Bonuses Are Going Down

Friday, December 20, 2013

From a fast-food, minimum wage worker to a banker on Wall Street, a lot is changing in what people are getting paid. 

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Lab Mice Rejoice Over Pending Budget Vote

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

As the Senate votes on a budget deal, medical researchers in New York City are optimistic they'll get the funding they need to continue their work; like breeding a colony of specialized mice to study a drug therapy for glaucoma.

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Why Congress' Budget Deal is Good for Business

Friday, December 13, 2013

There were signs of bipartisanship in Washington this week as budget negotiators announced a two-year budget deal that will hopefully avert another shutdown.  Now, will the economy start growing faster?

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Can You *Like* God?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The millennial generation has a reputation for selfies, oversharing and cat memes, but many church leaders are flocking to Facebook and Twitter to bring more young people into the fold.

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Why The Future of Public Pensions Could Be Bleak

Friday, December 06, 2013

Across the country, cities and states are trying to figure out how to address the growing public pension crisis. Collectively, they're underfunded by an estimated $1 trillion.

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Advice and Resources for Seniors Rebooting Their Careers

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.

 

 

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Advice for Mid-Career Professionals

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Carmen Scheidel, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc., gives tips for mid-career workers.

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6 Tips for Recent College Grads

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Larry Harris, Chief Marketing Officer of ad-tech company PubMatic, offers his advice for recent college grads looking to make an impact during an interview and during their first years on the job.

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What to Make of Faltering Tech Icons like HP and Blackberry

Friday, November 29, 2013

A lot of iconic companies in the tech sector like HP, Cisco and Blackberry have been struggling recently.

 

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Al Gore's Phone Dilemma

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.  

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