Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

The Myth of the Self-Driving Car

Friday, October 31, 2014

They’re all over the media these days. But good luck finding one on the road. Why the path to the self-driving car might be longer and bumpier than you think.

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Should Companies Report Profits Less Often?

Friday, October 24, 2014

As another corporate earnings season winds down, we wonder if investors would better off with less information. Plus, we trace how to negotiate—not haggle—for a raise.


Wall Street Worries About the Economy, Oil And Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fear fuels the sharp twists in the markets as investors worry about a global slowdown, falling oil prices and Ebola.


What a Difference a Year Makes: Obamacare Turns One

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Affordable Care Act recovered from its bumpy roll-out, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.  

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Lehman Brothers Didn't Have to Go Bankrupt

Friday, October 03, 2014

Six years after filing for bankruptcy and igniting the financial crisis, new reporting suggests the government could have bailed out the bank and saved it. 


Corporations Pledge to Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 26, 2014

Corporations are promising to reduce emissions, embrace sustainability and divest from fossil fuel companies. Will it be enough?

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What Will Happen to the Barclay's Apartments?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Behind schedule and costing millions more than expected, the future of the prefabricated, 32-story apartment building near the Barclays Center is unclear.

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We Cool? Your Guide to Avoiding Fights at Work

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's easy to lose your cool at the office and say something you regret. But you can learn how to choose the right words and avoid fighting with your coworkers.


How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 


Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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How to Tame Your Email and To-Do List

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bogged down in email? Can’t seem to get anything done at work? Advice for solving your workplace woes. 

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Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 


Bloomberg Retakes Helm as Namesake Company Faces Challenges

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The former mayor is returning to lead his namesake financial media company.


How to Fix Our Broken Retirement System

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pensions have all but disappeared and 401ks and Social Security aren't cutting it. It's time to start rethinking retirement in America. 

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What Counts as Affordable Housing?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Settling on a definition can be as hard as finding an affordable apartment.


Will Newspapers Survive On Their Own?

Friday, August 15, 2014

The recent flurry of spinning-off newspapers to be stand alone companies and what it means for the future of the news and the news business.

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Summer Smackdown: Murdoch, Wall Street Banks and Tax Inversions

Friday, August 08, 2014

Fox's Rupert Murdoch gives up on his bid for Time Warner. Wall Street banks get dissed by regulators. And Walgreens decides, its not a Swiss company after all.

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The Rent is Too Damned High...In San Francisco

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

New York City ranks sixth in highest median rent.

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The Development Formerly Known as Atlantic Yards

Monday, August 04, 2014

The controversial project shall be known henceforth as "Pacific Park."

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Explaining Today's "Bounce-Back" GDP Report

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

After the U.S. economy shrank in the 1st quarter, today's report shows 4% expansion -- but with some important caveats and revisions. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC News, breaks down the numbers and what to expect from the many other economic indicators out this week.

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