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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Money Talking: The End of the Stimulus?

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates low and taken other measures to stimulate the economy in recent years, but we've always known the extraordinary measures were not going to last forever.

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NSA Surveillance as a Teachable Moment?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What can we learn from the NSA's surveillance program? A lot, according to Chris Lawrence, senior director of the Mozilla Mentor Community. He calls the scandal's aftermath "a teachable moment."

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New Tech City: NSA Surveillance Backlash

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the wake of news that the National Security Agency is collecting vast amounts of digital data about the online activity of U.S. citizens, the federal government has said the program — known as PRISM — is crucial for homeland security. Of course, not everyone agrees.

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The Business Relationship Between the U.S. and China

Friday, June 14, 2013

The leaders of the United States and China recently met to try to establish a new and better relationship between the two superpowers. This week on Money Talking, Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine report from China on what Chinese government officials and business leaders are saying. 

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New Tech City: How to Disappear from the Internet

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The specifics of a secret government surveillance program called Prism are still being uncovered, but last week it was revealed that for the past six years, the National Security Agency has been collecting people’s emails, photos and videos from companies like Google, Apple and Facebook.

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Government Surveillance: How Worried Are You?

Friday, June 07, 2013

So the government's tapping vast amounts of internet data and tracking phone calls. How concerned are you?

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The Latest Unemployment Report and What it Reveals About Our Economic Recovery

Friday, June 07, 2013

More bad news for the Obama administration this morning. May's employment numbers are here and they're not looking good. The unemployment rate rose to 7.6%. U.S. employers added 175 thousand jobs but more job seekers entered the market. Charlie Herman, Business and Economics Editor for Takeaway co-producer for WNYC, explains what this means for the economic recovery.

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Money Talking: The Future of Amazon

Friday, June 07, 2013

This week in a courthouse in Manhattan, Apple is defending itself against federal charges that it colluded with the nation’s biggest publishers to raise the price of e-books.

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Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Friday, June 07, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributor Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Diane Brady of Bloomberg Businessweek tell us what they're reading this weekend. 

 

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New Tech City: Tech for Special Needs Kids

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.

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Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Friday, May 31, 2013

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

 

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Money Talking: How High Can the Stock Market Go?

Friday, May 31, 2013

The stock market has been on a tear recently with one measure — the Dow Jones Industrial Average — up nearly 17 percent so far this year. The stratospheric rise makes you wonder whether the market can continue to set record highs or if the bottom is about to drop out. 

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Budget Deficit Shrinks as Consumer Confidence Grows

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The federal budget deficit is shrinking. What’s more, it’s shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington anticipated it would. That bit of information, together with a slew of other recent economic reports about the state of the housing market and consumer confidence paint a brighter picture of the economy than we’ve gotten used to seeing. Charlie Herman, WNYC Business Editor breaks down the numbers.

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New Tech City: Tech Studies at NYC Universities

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems. 

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Weekend Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Friday, May 24, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman, regular contributor Rana Foroohar with Time magazine and Peter Fisher, senior director of the BlackRock Investment Institute, tell us what they’re reading this weekend.

 

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Money Talking: Where Is the Economy Headed?

Friday, May 24, 2013

As we approach the summer, unemployment is falling, stocks are rising and housing is looking better than ever. Yet in the past few years, the economy has looked better at the start of the year, only to take a turn for the worse. Will the same happen in 2013?

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7 Things New Yorkers Need to Know About the Tumblr Deal

Monday, May 20, 2013

Forget about Yahoo and Silicon Valley for a minute. How do the people who matter here in New York City — tech people and Tumblr users — feel about Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of the social blogging platform?

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Money Talking: Is College Worth It?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Should some college-bound students opt for a two-year degree at a technical school? Will an education give you a better life? Money Talking digs into the tough questions in the debate over the high cost of higher education and the mounting student debt that's one of its byproducts. The central question: Is college worth it? The answer: Only the listener can decide.

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From Future Coders to Your Grandma, STEM Education for Everyone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. Meet a teenager and an octogenarian learning new tech skills as we tour the city's first software engineering high school and a senior center where bridge and canasta make way for a course called "Beginner iPad."

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Weekend Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Friday, May 10, 2013

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

 

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