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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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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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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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Your So-Called Future Life: Homes and To-Do Lists Get 'Smart'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In the smart home of the future, your milk jug will tell you when your milk has gone sour, your plants will text you when they need watering and with solar panels on your roof, you may not even need to be connected to the power grid. 

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SAC Capital Hedge Fund Charged with Insider Trading

Friday, July 26, 2013

After years of circling billionaire Steven Cohen, federal authorities brought criminal charges Thursday against his hedge fund SAC Capital Investors. 

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Weekend Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Friday, July 19, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman, regular contributor Rana Foroohar of Time and New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi tell us what they're reading this weekend. 

 

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Money Talking: The Economics of Climate Change

Friday, July 19, 2013

It’s been a real scorcher this week in New York with temperatures in the 90s that feel like the low 100s.

Whenever the thermometer goes way up, people start mentioning droughts, melting glaciers, rising sea levels and what can be done to stop climate change.

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Making it Easier for Start-ups To Raise Money

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently voted to make it easier for private companies, start-ups, hedge funds, just about any privately-held company looking to raise money to advertise to the public.

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Brain Drain: New York City Losing Out in Brain Biz

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New York City is a leading center for neuroscience research, so you'd think it would stand to benefit from President Obama's new $100 million initiative to map the human brian.

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Future of the Fed

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke may not be renominated by President Obama. This week on Money Talking, the strengths and weaknesses of some of Bernanke's potential successors like Janet Yellen and Larry Summers.

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Hackathons - Who Sponsors Them and Why?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The explosion of civic-minded hackathons raises the question of what the organizations funding them are trying to accomplish. 

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Is Tech the Next Corporate Evildoer?

Friday, July 05, 2013

The odyssey of NSA leaker Edward Snowden has focused more on the where than the what in recent days, so it's easy to forget about what got him in hot water in the first place: Leaking the details of a secret government program that's tracking our digital info with the help of some of the biggest companies in tech.

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Most Summer Camps Still Forbid Electronic Devices

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, sheds some light on when and where campers are allowed to use personal electronic devices.  

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New Tech City: At Camp, Swimming, Sports and Smartphones

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One Pennsylvania summer camp is letting tween and teen campers use their smartphones, iPads and other tech gadgets all summer long.

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Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time tell us what they're reading this weekend. 

 

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