Charlie Herman appears in the following:
Friday, February 21, 2014
The FCC is renewing its efforts to pass net neutrality rules to keep the internet free and open. These days, we can't live without the web, just like we can't live without water or power. So, should the government regulate internet access like a utility?
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Also on Today's Show: A new report out by the Congressional Budget Office shows that increasing the federal minimum wage would mean an increase in family income but also the elimination of some low-wage jobs...The top five in the world sounds pretty impressive everywhere from academics, to wealth or life expectancy. It's impressive everywhere except the Olympics. What is it like for an Olympic athlete to finish in fourth place?
Friday, February 14, 2014
Friday is the final day of voting for what could be a different type of relationship between management and labor in this country, and it's happening in a place not usually associated with unions: Tennessee.
Friday, January 31, 2014
This week on Money Talking, what's up with the recent slide in the stock market? And is hosting a Super Bowl a good financial bet for the host city?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It seems totally contradictory, but that distracting device in your hand can also be your salvation for focusing your mind through meditation.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Monday, December 23, 2013
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.