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
In Ukraine, what started as an economic crisis has turned political. What will it take to resolve the stalemate?
These steps from the Toyota Production System make car manufacturing smooth and swift. They also work on every day life.
The machines are watching us. Computers, phones, hospitals and cars are all collecting data on us to serve us better. But how can we the consumers know when our data is working for us, not against us?
This is a story of heroic effort, decades of toil and a man obsessed with a utopian dream: to replace the written word with symbols. And how today's text message tools could have helped.
The looming crisis is getting closer — and it’s keeping elected officials like Chris Christie up at night. Here’s how cities and states are finding billions to fix the problem.
The FCC is renewing its efforts to pass net neutrality rules to keep the internet free and open. These days, we can't live without the web, just like we can't live without water or power. So, should the government regulate internet access like a utility?
A stretch of subzero temperatures is threatening grape crops in the Finger Lakes.
Friday is the final day of voting for what could be a different type of relationship between management and labor in this country, and it's happening in a place not usually associated with unions: Tennessee.
Looking for a table at a top restaurant? A ticket for an in-demand event? Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Some of New York's only unionized fast food workers are getting a raise.
With more than 10 percent of American adults dating online, researchers are devoting serious attention to how singles can get it right, including tapping focus groups. Here's what they said.
A study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center finds that a quarter of cell phone owners in serious relationships have felt that their partner was distracted by their device.
CVS made big news this week when it announced it will stop selling tobacco products by October. The move comes as the drugstore chain has been transitioning away from retail and opening more in-store health clinics. This week on Money Talking examines how the decision could affect the company's bottom line, what it has to do with Obamacare and whether Walgreens is likely to follow suit. Plus, a look at Twitter's first earnings report since its IPO.
We used to be swimming in data. Now we're drowning in it. So, how can we stay afloat? By fighting tech with tech.
Search — not storage — is the biggest conundrum for big data.
Keep forgetting your mother's cell phone number? Don't worry. You're not alone. In this New Tech City interview, Columbia University Psychology professor Betsy Sparrow explains why it's so hard to remember things in the digital age and what you can do about it.
This week on Money Talking, what's up with the recent slide in the stock market? And is hosting a Super Bowl a good financial bet for the host city?
Unlike Twitter and Instagram, the video-sharing app Vine isn't dominated by celebrities. The most popular users are comedians, musicians and stop-motion artists who have built up a following through the app - some have even turned it into a full-time job.
Who are your favorite Vine-ographers in New York City? That's what we asked people in the Vine community in recent weeks. We've heard about dozens of incredible comedians, musicians, stop-motion artists and illustrators who bring New York to life with their six-second videos. Here are 10 of our favorites.
It isn't traded on the New York Stock Exchange — not yet, at least — but it does have a brand new "center" just down the street. It's not backed by any government, but its growing popularity is prompting regulators to step in and ask if they should turn on the lights and pull back the punch bowl. It's the virtual currency "bitcoin," and it's coming to a digital wallet near you.