Daniel P. Tucker

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Dan Tucker is an associate producer for business news at WNYC. He has reported on everything from Fresh Direct’s move to the Bronx to how small businesses use technology to long gas lines and rationing after Superstorm Sandy. He produces Money Talking, a weekly conversation on the world of business and finance, and New Tech City, a weekly show that examines how technology shapes the way New Yorkers live and work. Dan is a graduate of Vassar College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In October 2012, he was a National Press Foundation fellow at the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter: @danielptucker

Daniel P. Tucker appears in the following:

Will Turmoil Abroad Affect U.S. Economic Growth?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Upheaval as far away as the Gaza Strip and eastern Ukraine may hurt America's fragile economy. Plus, why many U.S. corporations are rushing to incorporate abroad.


Firms Bid to Revamp NYC Payphones

Monday, July 21, 2014


They'll be WiFi hotspots, digital ad displays, and even pollution sensors. Monday is the deadline for proposals to modernize the city's payphones and payphone kiosks.


For Sale: Giant, Empty Pill Factories

Friday, July 18, 2014

Big pharma once employed over 40,000 people in New Jersey. Now, the “nation’s medicine chest” is shrinking and leaving behind millions of empty offices.

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Why Rupert Murdoch Wants Time Warner

Friday, July 18, 2014

And why, though Time Warner rejected his $80 billion offer, he might not take "no" for an answer.


Rail Strike Could Cost Economy $50 Million a Day

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Businesses across New York City and Long Island are preparing for a potential Long Island Rail Road strike that could prevent 300,000 people a day from riding the rails into the city.

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What to Do With CEOs Behaving Badly?

Friday, July 11, 2014

After being ousted from the T-shirt-making retailer, American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney wants back in. Is this a template for other CEOs, or is Charney just the Kim Kardashian of the business world?


It's Business School Types vs the U.S. Post Office

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

They had a plan for the future of paper mail. It was visionary. It was also naive. 

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Coming Attractions: Future Innovations to Spur Economic Growth

Friday, July 04, 2014

From the "Internet of Things" to drone deliveries to cell phone batteries that lasts longer.


Congressional Fights Against "Crony Capitalism"

Friday, June 27, 2014

Why the little known Export-Import Bank is under such scrutiny by Congress. Is it an example of crony capitalism?


How Turmoil in Iraq Could Spike Prices at the Pump

Friday, June 20, 2014

Before a new wave of unrest saw militant insurgents attacking the country's largest refinery, the country had been expected to provide the majority of growth for the region's oil industry.

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Can the Economy Get Out of Its Perpetual Rut?

Friday, June 13, 2014

The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is sputtering along. What will it take to get it growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency Bitcoin is doing after a bad winter. The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is stuck in a rut. Tomorrow, WNYC’s Money Talking looks at what it will take to get the economy growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency bitcoin is doing after a winter of ups and downs. Tune in to Money Talking and all the latest news tomorrow on Morning Edition on


The Future of General Motors and High-Speed Trading

Friday, June 06, 2014

An internal investigation at General Motors into a faulty ignition switch concludes that there's been an 11-year "history of failures." In releasing the report Thursday, is this CEO Mary Barra's first step in changing the culture of the "GM Nod?"


From Tiananmen Square to China's Economic Boom

Friday, May 30, 2014

As the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, how much the meteoric rise in China's economy has to do with the Chinese government's response to those protests.

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JP Morgan Fights Unemployment in the Bronx

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The nation's largest bank is investing $20 million in economically depressed counties in New York State in order to address the so-called "skills gap."


Business Book Club: Climate Change, Buyouts & the Koch Brothers

Friday, May 23, 2014

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar with Time magazine have a discussion about the business books they're reading this Memorial Day weekend.

Charlie Herman is reading Barbarians at the ...

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Say Goodbye to Manhattan's Gas Stations (Here's A Map to Find One)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In New York City, land is more precious than oil. Gas stations are dwindling — but here's a map to find one.

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NY Regulators Investigating Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Monday, May 19, 2014

New York State's Public Service Commission is taking a look at the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner.

The four-month investigation will assess whether the deal is in the best interest of Time Warner's New York customers and New York State as a whole, according to a statement released ...


Screech! Making a U-Turn on Housing Finance

Friday, May 16, 2014

The new regulator of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reverses course to stimulate the housing market and the economy.


New York Gets Grilled by High Beef Prices

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cattle herds are at their lowest levels since 1951 thanks to the recession, a drought, the Polar Vortex and then another drought. That means higher prices for burgers and steaks.

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My Turn: Timothy Geithner's Take on the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 09, 2014

The former Treasury Secretary's forthcoming book Stress Test details his account of account of just what happened during the financial crisis.