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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

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Twitter Shares, Where You Might Find Them Now

Friday, September 13, 2013

"We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale."

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New Movie Releases: "Hank: Five Years Later" and "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve"

Friday, September 13, 2013

Two new documentaries—“Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” and “Hank: Five Years from the Brink"—look at the financial meltdown five years later. Do they tell the truth? And are they any good? We've got two perspectives. One, from WNYC’s economics editor, Charlie Herman. The other, from Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer.

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Lehman's Bankruptcy, Financial Crisis: Who's to Blame? Are We Safer?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Five years ago Sunday, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and set off the financial crisis that threatened the entire global financial system and plunged the nation further into recession, one it's still recovering from today.

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August Jobs Report: 169,000 Jobs Created, Unemployment Dips To 7.3 Percent

Friday, September 06, 2013

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report, which shows the economy added 169,000 jobs last month. In addition to adding jobs, the unemployment rate dipped, though only to 7.3 percent. WNYC's Business and Economic Editor, Charlie Herman, joins The Takeaway to explain what these numbers mean and how the Fed might react.

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Syria Debate Hits Budget Negotiations

Friday, September 06, 2013

The debate in Congress this week over whether to give President Obama authorization to take military action in Syria crowded out talk of economic issues like funding the government, raising the debt limit, picking a new boss at Federal Reserve and immigration reform.

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Biotech Comes to Harlem

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Research scientists looking to turn discoveries in their labs into businesses will soon have a new space to do just that in New York City.

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A Google Map of Our Brains: The Next Chapter in Neuroscience

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Scientists in New York City are at the center of President Obama's brain research initiative, a $100 million effort to better understand the inner workings of the human noggin.

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September Stock Market Blues?

Friday, August 30, 2013

September is historically the worst month for the stock market. Add to that, a showdown over government spending, unrest in the Middle East and nerves about what the Federal Reserve is going to do, and things start to look dire. 

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Swack! Tech Disrupts Tennis

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tennis is a sport that prides itself on tradition, but it can't escape technology.

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Real Estate, Rackets, Risk: When Rules Get Rewritten

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When it comes to finding just the right sized office space, New York City's tech companies are turning to subleases because they are not ready to sign five to 10 year leases favored by the city's landlords.

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Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists: What's the Difference?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Meet David Rose, an angel investor and a venture capitalist. Yes, both categories of investor fund startup companies, but there are a few key distinctions. 

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Office Space a Challenge for Silicon Alley Startups

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When a Silicon Alley startup gets a new round of funding, the company might double or triple in size and quickly need to find a roomier office to house all its new employees.

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Revitalizing & Reinventing Immersion Theater

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Theater, one of the oldest forms of entertainment, is again embarking on this tradition of immersion. While interactive theater isn’t new, it is growing in popularity as audience members are encouraged to drink, socialize or take part in a production without being dragged on stage. Charlie Herman, the business and economics editor for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, explains the latest developments in immersion theater.

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Know Thy @Neighbor: The End of Urban Anonymity and Rural Solitude

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.

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Do New Yorkers Want to Know Who is 'Nextdoor'?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nextdoor is a social network to connect neighbors. According to its CEO and co-founder, the service isn't about organizing a block party: It's about keeping your neighborhood safe, sharing referrals and consolidating all the notices that the city sends out digitally.

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Why Bezos Really Bought the Washington Post

Friday, August 09, 2013

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post this week for $250 million amounts to less than one percent of his net worth.

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Weddings Speeches and Toasts Go Digital

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

New Tech City producer Dan Tucker has attended A LOT of weddings recently, and he's noticed a trend when it comes time for speeches and toasts. The best man or maid of honor takes the microphone and starts reading from emails, texts and online chats that the bride and groom sent each other over the years. Call it Love in the Time of Gmail. 

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Computerized Confessions: Biographies and Wedding Toasts in the Digital Age

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Biographers have relied on handwritten letters for centuries, but more and more, they're using emails, texts and online chats to tell the story of a person's life.

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Former Goldman Trader Found Liable for Misleading Investors in Mortgage Deal

Friday, August 02, 2013

The SEC secured a courtroom win against an employee of a Wall Street bank at the center of the financial collapse. A jury Thursday found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre, the self-proclaimed "Fabulous Fab," liable on six counts of fraud.

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In July, Economy Added 162,000 Jobs, Unemployment Ticks Down to 7.4%

Friday, August 02, 2013

So far, 2013 has proved a strong year in terms of the economic recovery, with the economy steadily adding just around 200,000 jobs each month. Today’s much-anticipated monthly jobs report continued that streak. The economy added 162,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.4 percent. Charlie Herman, Business and Economics Editor for WNYC Radio, joins us to discuss the latest figures.

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