Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He reports regularly for NPR and WNYC, where he has focused on business and the New York tech scene. He was a researcher and production assistant for Marketplace’s Economy 4.0 series with David Brancaccio until April 2012. His favorite interview for that show was speaking with Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto on creating jobs in Egypt. Alcorn previously directed multimedia content for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School and produces documentary shorts for Danger Documentaries. In 2006, Alcorn was awarded the Writer’s Award, from the Yale Economic Review. He received his bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics and economics from Yale University.
Posted In: IBM, chipmaker, computers
By paying to split off its chipmaking arm, IBM may actually be getting a deal.
Posted In: stock market, market volatility, Dow Jones, S&P
It's been a wild week on the stock market. The causes are numerous--from Europe to ebola to weak economic growth in the United States. But what are the likely effects--beyond the markets themselves?
Posted In: Wells Fargo, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, earnings report, bank bailout
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Posted In: mortgage, rental market, Housing
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Posted In: Housing, rental, landlord, Ohio
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Posted In: apple, Carl Icahn, stock buybacks
A former corporate raider looking to remold companies. His current target? Apple
Posted In: train, Warren Buffett, crude oil
The humble railroad is a hot investment, thanks in part to crude oil.
Posted In: netflix, streaming video, movie theaters
Netflix's new feature film deal leaves the big theater chains in the dust.
Posted In: tax breaks, incentives, tax incentive
New Jersey crawls out of the great recession by luring businesses with tax breaks.
Posted In: Fox, ratings, american idol
How can the once unbeatable network improve its ratings this season?