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
This week, Money Talking explores whether individuals and businesses can trust the internet when much of what's happening on the web makes people squeamish, anxious or downright scared.
New York now has a bunch of distilleries, 22 of them in New York City. Wanna sample? You're in luck - many of them offer tours and tastings.
Why did it take GM over a decade to respond to a defect the carmaker has linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents? And has high-frequency trading rigged the stock market? Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time discuss.
Developers' plans for a new outlet mall, housing and a Ferris wheel have owners of existing attractions hoping for a new wave of tourists.
The 1 percent pushes back against the rise of populism.
Congress moves to get the government out of the mortgage business.
The head of the New York Federal Reserve met with business and community leaders in Brooklyn as part of a whirlwind tour highlighting Brooklyn's success stories and its economic challenges.
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.