Stan Alcorn is a reporter based in New York City. In addition to his work for Marketplace, he has reported for Fast Company, WNYC and NPR.


Features by Stan Alcorn

Commercial drones' promise drives two new funds

In 2015, investment is set to hit an all-time high.
Posted In: drones, commercial drones, venture capital
A street sign reads Wall Street in New York City.

Ethics in finance: stuck at mediocre

A new report shows that Wall Street remains an ethical wasteland.
Posted In: Wall Street, workplace culture, ethics
An overweight woman walks along a street in Mexico City. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, according to the OECD.

How Mexico is fighting obesity

The obesity rate in Mexican children has reportedly tripled in the past decade.
Posted In: obesity, Mexico, junk food, public health

Why Facebook is now a news publisher

It's not just because it "likes" the New York Times.
Posted In: facebook ads, facebook deals, publishing

Why Verizon wants to buy AOL

It isn't for the dial-up.
Posted In: Verizon, aol, streaming video
U.S. President Barack Obama walks past an oil rig to a stage to speak at an oil and gas production fields on federal lands near Maljamar, N.M.

Riding the oil price roller coaster in New Mexico

Businesses in Southeast New Mexico feel the impact of oil prices.
Posted In: Oil, New Mexico, gas, Housing
The Nasdaq composite index in New York City.

Nasdaq experiments with the Bitcoin blockchain

The traded commodity becomes the stock exchange itself.
Posted In: NASDAQ, bitcoin, shares

An "Empire" trend for TV ad buyers

"Empire" was the breakout hit of the season—with big audiences and fewer ads.
Posted In: Fox, upfronts, Empire

How Western Union and MoneyGram dominate remittances

It takes a lot of manpower to send money across borders.
Posted In: remittances, Western Union, MoneyGram
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has announced her bid for presidency in the 2016 election.

The downside to being a 'CEO candidate'

We look at the political peril that comes with a business record.
Posted In: ceo, Hewlett-Packard, presidential candidates


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