Dan Bobkoff

WCPN public radio reporter in Cleveland, Ohio

Dan Bobkoff appears in the following:

New Smartphone Upgrade Plans Can Be Costly In The Long Run

Friday, July 19, 2013

Three of the four major wireless companies are out with new plans for those who want the latest smartphone sooner. The plans, with names like Verizon Edge and AT&T Next, essentially let you rent a phone for six months or a year and then trade it in for a new ...


Puerto Rico Rolling Out The Welcome Mat For Millionaires

Friday, June 28, 2013

A few weeks ago, Alberto Baco Bague arrived in New York for a roadshow of sorts. In just 48 hours, Baco, Puerto Rico's secretary of economic development and commerce, met with more than 30 hedge fund managers, investors and others who could be classified as very well-off.

His mission might ...


Investors Approve Empire State Building IPO

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Hulu's Future Depends On Which Company Buys It

Monday, May 27, 2013


Grad Student Tracks His Online Moves, Looks To Sell Data

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

You know you're being tracked by marketers online. But instead of fighting it, a grad student in New York decided to sell his personal data directly.

It wasn't hard to get hold of Federico Zannier. His phone number and email are right on his website. For a couple ...


Debt Settlement Firm Accused Of Defrauding Thousands

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


New York Attorney General Plans To Sue Two Major Banks

Monday, May 06, 2013


Would You Pay A Higher Price For 'Ethical' Clothing?

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Look at photographs from the Bangladesh garment factory collapse, and you can see clothing in the rubble destined for a store called Joe Fresh, one of the many retailers using supercheap fashions made overseas to keep shoppers buying often.

But in the aftermath of the tragedy, would customers pay ...


Sunday Gatherings Bring Bostonians Some Solace

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Older Bombing Suspect Known In Boston Boxing Circles

Friday, April 19, 2013


Marathon Bombing Shocks Clubs, Stores Devoted To Runners

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Medford, Mass., Remembers The Girl With The Freckles

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Startup CEO Wields Small Antenna In TV Streaming Battle

Friday, April 12, 2013

A top executive at News Corp. dropped a bombshell this week when he said the company is considering taking Fox's over-the-air network to cable. The announcement follows a court win for a startup company that streams broadcast channels online.

That startup's CEO, arguably the most feared man in television right ...


Federal Housing Administration May Need Bailout

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Reasons For Slow U.S. Job Growth Unclear

Saturday, April 06, 2013


Is The Company Behind Rodman's Korea Visit The Future Of Media?

Friday, April 05, 2013

How did Dennis Rodman end up having dinner with Kim Jong Un in North Korea? It was the idea of Vice Media, which has grown from a counterculture magazine into a full-fledged youth media conglomerate.

Friday night, it premieres a documentary series on HBO, a kind of coming-out moment ...


Farm Bill's Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

Thursday, March 28, 2013

While you indulge in some Easter Peeps and chocolates this weekend, you might want to think about all that sugar. No, this isn't a calorie warning. In the U.S., raw sugar can cost twice the world average.

Critics say U.S. sugar policy artificially inflates sugar prices to benefit an exclusive ...


Court:Reselling Books Bought Abroad Isn't A Copyright Violation

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Can 'Smart Gun' Technology Help Prevent Violence?

Monday, March 18, 2013

What if a gun could only be fired by its rightful owner? What if it recognized a grip or fingerprint, or communicated with a special ring? It's been a fantasy for years, and in the wa...


Hedge Fund To Pay More Than $600 Million In Insider Trading Settlement

Friday, March 15, 2013