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:

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. 


Four Business Issues Congress Could Tackle This Fall

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tax inversions. Infrastructure. Immigration. The minimum wage. When the summer recess ends, what will Congress do about these business-related issues?


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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NYC Economy Is Growing, and So Are Rents

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New York City's economy grew 3.1 percent in the second quarter this year, thanks to a jump in personal income and strong job growth. And - no surprise - rents are getting more expensive.

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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 Russian Hackers Behind the Largest Cyber Breach Ever

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A group of Russian hackers has reportedly stolen 1.2 billion usernames and passwords and 500,000 emails addresses from people around the globe. According to a report published Tuesday in The New York Times, the cyber criminals collected the confidential information from 420,000 websites for everything from small businesses to Fortune ...


Expensive Prescriptions and Argentina's Default

Friday, August 01, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies are now developing drugs for so-called orphan diseases, which affect only a small sliver of the population. It sounds great, but there’s a potential problem: The cost. Plus, what Argentina's default means for the global economy.

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Labor Ruling Opens Door to Unionization at McDonald's

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

McDonald's has long said that its franchisees, not the corporation itself, are accountable for the safety, treatment and pay of workers at its restaurants, but that could change if a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board Tuesday is upheld.


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?"